Tag: afropreneur


13
Feb 2017
George Neequaye, the Entrepreneur who believes in Love

  George Sylvanus Niikoi Neequaye is a Ghanaian serial entrepreneur with a big heart! He believes his goal on earth is to make life better for the people who by no choice of theirs do not have a life they deserve. Love is one of his guiding principles and with this in mind and his talent of aestheticism through design and technology, he has been able to touch numerous lives. George is a Designer (Experience Design, Interaction Design and Graphic Design), a Social Entrepreneur, a Technologist, and a Model. George also is also......

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18
Jan 2017
Make money for free - The Afropreneur

This title sounds a bit misleading, because nothing worthwhile comes easy, but down the next lines you’d be glad you read it . This is not one of those get rich schemes, it is not online magic, pyramid schemes or MMM (the new craze in Nigeria). I was invited to deliver a keynote speech at the First Africa Startup Digital Accelerator last week and while preparing I realized how lots of people have great ideas but are still broke. It’s not just entrepreneurs, it applies to corporate workers, leaders and individuals generally.......

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14
Jan 2017
Meet Olatorera Oniru, intent on Building an Online Fashion Empire

Olatorera Oniru is an assiduous entrepreneur passionate about all things Africa. As CEO of Dressmeoutlet.com, she is currently leading initiatives to realize a pinnacle in Africa’s history whereby we would rely less on importation and innovate more with natural resources and citizenry capabilities. A member of The National Scholars Honor Society USA, Olatorera flourished her career working for two Fortune Top 5 companies namely Bank of America Merrill Lynch and General Electric. She also worked for one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, Lars Magnus Ericsson, as a global consultant and later......

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13
Jan 2017
Resources and Tools to Help You Name Your Business

This article was shared from articles.bplans.com and we thought it would be of value to you!!! If you’re starting a business, one of the biggest decisions you’ll make is what to name your new company. While the way you choose to register your business will impact the choices you have when it comes to picking what to name your new business, sometimes you may need a little help with the initial brainstorming. I’ve compiled a list of tools and resources for helping you name your business, from name generators to sites that will......

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12
Jan 2017
Introducing Ayissi, One of Africa's most creative Fashion designer

We would love to introduce you to Ayissi Nga Jospeh-Marie, creator of the Brand Wazal! Ayissi has just announced his new collection for 2017 called “Ova Tété” This collection is inspired by a Cameroonian slang ‘ova’ which means bigger and noble person. And Tété which refers to chic and bourgeois. In addition, the word chic here is used to describe the amazing and modern appearance of the clothings. Meaning those who patronize him have good taste. The materials used in this collection are of the best quality, including first choice wax (African print) from......

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27
Dec 2016
Caesar Vulley, The Ghanian Social Entrepreneur with the passion for Africa

Born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, Caesar a Social Entrepreneur with a passion for improving health, supporting education, and alleviating poverty. He is  a proud Bucknell University alumnus and the founding president of Nested Savings, a nonprofit organization working to alleviate poverty in Africa via the execution of environmentally friendly initiatives that build economically resilient communities. The Nested Savings program  trains families in northern Uganda to keep chickens for egg production and provides a marketplace where they can exchange those eggs for income. The project aims at building resilience in communities......

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13
Dec 2016
How to Make the most of Startup Grind

Your network influences your networth. StartUp Grind is a global startup community for entrepreneurs that hosts monthly events in 200 cities and 85 countries. This month, there would be an end of the year party to celebrate entrepreneurs in Lagos. How do you take advantage of this event to improve your business? We started this article telling you that your network = Money if you know how to use it. StartUp Grind is a perfect place to expand that network and improve your income. SAY Hello and Smile: Walk up to someone and......

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13
Nov 2016
Meet Jean-Patrick Ehouman, the Ivorian Entrepreneur who loves to gives back

Jean-Patrick Ehouman is an Ivorian Tech Entrepreneur and rising african leader working on global issues in Africa. He is concerned by local softwares and apps and also african content. Basically a software architect, he is running Akendewa, a tech NGO and Tech Hub he started in 2009 and where his team and him are engaged in producing community apps (health, election, social engagement, …) and teaching young Africans how to use technologies for entrepreneurship and culture of peace. His organisation is the biggest tech community in Francophone Africa with more than 1000......

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10
Nov 2016
Young entrepreneurs in West Africa partner the Commonwealth to redefine the African single story

From October 25-27, 2016, young entrepreneurs from the Commonwealth countries of Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone gathered at the Ford Foundation in Lagos, Nigeria, to discuss the challenges facing young entrepreneurs in West Africa, and work towards the creation of the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs-West Africa (CAYE-WA). Within the Commonwealth, there have been concerted efforts by various leadership bodies to encourage youth entrepreneurship. The Secretariat has supported the creation of Commonwealth Alliances of Young Entrepreneurs, starting with Asia in November 2011, which has now spun off into networks in East......

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17
Oct 2016
Started a Start-Up? These Tips Can Keep Users Visiting

Last month, I wrote an article on “The Afroprenuer” titled “Attracting and retaining your first users as a virtual start-up”. Now, this month, I’ll be writing on important tips that can literally move your business from hundreds to thousands or millions of customers (or users for technology start-ups). As a recap, in the previous article, which was centered on research carried out on five successful start-ups: Konga, Jumia, Uber, Airbnb, and Jobberman, we explored three main points for attracting and retaining first customers, which are: Think like your customer and market, create......

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