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Start-Up Stories: Jembere Eyewear
2 years ago

Start-Up Stories: Jembere Eyewear

After nearly a decade of designing eyewear, Abaynesh Jembere decided to live her dreams by launching her own line of sunglasses. Her brand, Jembere Eyewear, fuses Abaynesh’s passion …
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Start-Up Stories: Solar Sister
2 years ago

Start-Up Stories: Solar Sister

Africa’s economic growth and quality of life are hindered by a lack of power. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that over 585 million people across the …
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Start-up Stories: Reel Fruit
2 years ago

Start-up Stories: Reel Fruit

During her time at Endeavor South Africa, a non-profit that identifies and supports innovative, high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets, Affiong Williams became inspired by the entrepreneurs she …
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Start-up Stories: Zere Fashion House
2 years ago

Start-up Stories: Zere Fashion House

Tosin Obalade has a master’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Nottingham, but when she is not working full time as a pharmacist, she is busy …
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Start-up Stories: Africa’s largest travel site, Jovago.com
2 years ago

Start-up Stories: Africa’s largest travel site, Jovago.com

Ayiba’s, Eyitemi Popo, sat down with Marek Zmyslowski in Lagos for the ultimate start-up story interview. Marek moved to Lagos, Nigeria two years ago from Poland to launch …
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Amplifying social change in Eastern Africa through technology
2 years ago

Amplifying social change in Eastern Africa through technology

Sharon Adongo is the co-founder of Uwazi Technology Consulting, a data and technology consulting firm for non-profits and social enterprises and the leading Salesforce Cloud Consulting Partner in …
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Start-Up Stories: Tech Needs Girls Ghana
2 years ago

Start-Up Stories: Tech Needs Girls Ghana

As a young girl, Regina wanted to build a rocket. Upon presenting a prototype to her physics teacher, she was told, “It’s impossible. Girls don’t build rockets. They …
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Start-up Stories: NigerianFoods.com
2 years ago

Start-up Stories: NigerianFoods.com

NigerianFoods.com cofounders Tosin Osibodu and Ian Cohan-Shapiro saw a need and have found a way to meet it: their website brings high quality, authentic Nigerian food to …
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Africa’s Digital Media Space: A conversation with Mark Kaigwa
3 years ago

Africa’s Digital Media Space: A conversation with Mark Kaigwa

Mark Kaigwa lives at the intersection of storytelling, technology and entrepreneurship. He is the founder of Nendo, a Nairobi based consultancy firm, focused on strategy and digital storytelling …
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Start-up Stories: Gregory Ugwi talks Thinknum’s $1M capital raise
3 years ago

Start-up Stories: Gregory Ugwi talks Thinknum’s $1M capital raise

Gregory Ugwi grew up in Nigeria and then came to the US to study mathematics at Princeton University where he would meet his Thinknum co-founder, Justin Zhen. Thinknum …
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