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This Diaspora Start-up is Disrupting Business-as-Usual in Nigeria
1 year ago

This Diaspora Start-up is Disrupting Business-as-Usual in Nigeria

Forget think tank—The Releaf Group is a build tank. Started in 2015 by a group of Nigerian-Americans, The Releaf Group builds bridges between Africa and its diaspora by …
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Meet Team Anchor: Ghana’s Hult Prize Hopefuls
1 year ago

Meet Team Anchor: Ghana’s Hult Prize Hopefuls

It’s not every day you have the opportunity to change the world. The Hult Prize Foundation is a start-up accelerator for budding young social entrepreneurs from the world’s universities. Students …
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Africa’s Next Education Innovators: LEAP Transmedia
1 year ago

Africa’s Next Education Innovators: LEAP Transmedia

LEAP Transmedia is blazing trails as West Africa’s first communications company focused on developing television, radio, print, and digital content for children and their families. Beginning with a partnership using …
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Delivering Premium Concierge Services for Ghanaians Abroad at the Speed of Light
1 year ago

Delivering Premium Concierge Services for Ghanaians Abroad at the Speed of Light

Imagine it’s your mother’s birthday in Ghana and you want to send her a cake. Where do you start when you don’t know the best vendor, let alone that vendor’s …
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Kaymu Nigeria’s new CEO has big plans for its future
1 year ago

Kaymu Nigeria’s new CEO has big plans for its future

Sefik Bagdadioglu moved to Lagos, Nigeria in August 2015 to join Kaymu as the Managing Director. An avid economist, entrepreneur, and cyclist, Sefik has lived in Turkey, Canada, Tanzania, and …
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Time for a Taste of Ethiopia
1 year ago

Time for a Taste of Ethiopia

With rich, spicy stews and a variety of vegetarian-friendly dishes, Ethiopian food is one of Africa’s most famed cuisines. Now, New York City based chef Hiyaw Gebroyohannes’s start-up …
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From Frustration to Financial Freedom
1 year ago

From Frustration to Financial Freedom

Like many young South African men and women today, Thabo Kunene is frustrated.

He’s frustrated that there are not more quality education and employment opportunities available …
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New African Food Delivery App: OjaExpress
2 years ago

New African Food Delivery App: OjaExpress

What if you could get your favorite African ingredients from yams to egusi seeds to garri with the click of a button? New app OjaExpress hopes to revolutionize …
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My 9-to-5 Made Me Too Comfortable. So I Became an Entrepreneur.
2 years ago

My 9-to-5 Made Me Too Comfortable. So I Became an Entrepreneur.

Discovering Discomfort

I moved to China when I was 21 years old.

In May 2010 I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and that following …
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2015 She Leads Africa Winner: OmoAlata
2 years ago

2015 She Leads Africa Winner: OmoAlata

After a fierce competition with five other six inspiring and ambitious African women, Nigerian food and beverage start-up OmoAlata, founded by Kasope Ladipo-Ajai, emerged the victor. As the …
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