Tag: African Entrepreneurs


27
Sep 2016
Attracting and retaining your first users as a virtual start-up

I have had startups across Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana, and clients who consult with SME Growth Hub, especially technology startups, ask the same ageless question; “how do we get our first line of users for our platform?” This had me gathering some research, which I’ll freely share with you. I am writing to help startups across Africa, and anywhere else, with developing the frame of mind and strategic thinking for finding the first users and consolidating on them. This write-up is centred around five successful startups — Konga, Jumia, Uber, Airbnb, and......

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21
Sep 2016
Africa’s Next Greatest Goldmine: Youth Entrepreneurs

Lack of employment opportunities for young people has a significant hindrance to developing sub-Saharan Africa. Entrepreneurship is undoubtedly the greatest way to build prosperity and the only vehicle that can create true wealth, employment and ownership. As the most important vehicle for economic growth, there is little known about how best to support youth entrepreneurship. As Youthia, we propose the Youthia Model that outlines four core tenets that will radically disrupt the level playing field for the greater good. The Youthia Model focuses on four core priorities – namely collaborate, progressive, transfer......

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19
Sep 2016
The Beauty Of Work

It is only well with me when I have a chisel in my hand. -Michelangelo Our village had twenty houses and almost every adult in the village was a farmer. My dad has the habit of rising up very early in the morning, sharpen his cutlass and head for his farm before daybreak, while other men in the village were still sleeping. I was born when Papa was about sixty-five years old. As the second child of his third wife, Papa love me so dearly. When I was a teenager, Papa would......

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28
Aug 2016
Meet Victoria Mbabazi, the Ugandan Foodpreneur

Victoria Mbabazi  is a Ugandan Entrepreneur. She studied Software Engineering but had a great passion for food. This passion led her to Kahwa2Go, a restaurant that was birthed from the love for coffee. Victoria has been involved in a lot of projects. She has mentored various girls through the Resilient Africa Network as well as being involved with the Women In Technology company in Uganda. Kahwa2Go is a contemporary, quick service, coffee themed café. It’s the best alternative for a quick stop over for a freshly prepared breakfast, lunch or even an......

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28
Jul 2016
Herbert Nderezina, Tackling Africa’s power problem through Renewable energy

Herbert Nderezina is a young Zimbabwean based in the Republic of South Africa. He is determined to solve the energy crisis in Africa through renewable energy innovations. Herbert’s passion for solar stems from concerns about climate change and the belief that solar represents the most practical path to sustainable energy production. Herbert, who was part of the very first season of Dragon’s Den South Africa in 2014, this is a television show where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas/innovations in return for an equity cash investment. He pitched his very first invention which was......

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