Tag: the afropreneur


05
Apr 2017
Entrepreneurship is an Art—Not a Job

Over the last decade we assumed that once we found repeatable methodologies (Agile and Customer Development, Business Model Design) to build early stage ventures, entrepreneurship would become a “science,” and anyone could do it. I’m beginning to suspect this assumption may be wrong. WHERE DID WE GO WRONG? It’s not that the tools are wrong, I think the entrepreneurship management stack is correct and has made a major contribution to reducing startup failures. Where I think we have gone wrong is the belief that anyone can use these tools equally well. ENTREPRENEURSHIP......

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10
Jan 2017
What's your watch word for 2017?, Words from the Founder

Happy New Year!!! There’s been a lot of talk during recent days, in the press and on social media, about how awful 2016 was. On a political level, there were random changes that brought the Political unrest In Gambia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopa, the social unrest in South Africa, and the credit crunch in Nigeria. There were terrorist attacks in Nigeria while the situation in Somalia and Sudan remains bleak. But this perspective is by no means the whole story. We also witnessed extraordinary feats and accomplishments throughout 2016. Ines......

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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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10
Jul 2016

We have seen firsthand that investing in women employment is good for the economy and for business. Women and Girls are one of the most powerful catalysts for change in the world today, the African woman continues to face not just an epidemic of poverty, but also strenuous and heavy work load. Women play a very critical role in food processing and production, yet their right to access, use, control and ownership of land  and other essential resources are limited in certain parts of Africa. Rural women in these areas are rarely......

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