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Chronicling the African Renaissance

Start-up Stories

MONAA: African-inspired luxury footwear
4 years ago

MONAA: African-inspired luxury footwear

MONAA is a luxury footwear company that pays homage to regal Ashanti heritage. Founded by two sisters, MONAA manufactures its unique sandals in Ghana from globally-sourced leathers refined …
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Start-Up Stories: Emerald Moringa Tea
4 years ago

Start-Up Stories: Emerald Moringa Tea

A tiny leaf could save millions of lives. Vanessa Zommi, founder of Emerald Moringa Tea, discovered moringa, popularly known across Africa as the “tree of life,” after several …
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Capturing the Real Africa with New Start-Up Picha
4 years ago

Capturing the Real Africa with New Start-Up Picha

Google “Africa” and you’re likely to see photographs of safaris and sunsets. For businesses hoping to market their products across the continent, that lack of realistic images of the continent …
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Umlando Wezithombe Comic Book Startup
4 years ago

Umlando Wezithombe Comic Book Startup

Umlando Wezithombe is a South African comic production company focused on making African history, stories, and role models accessible to African youth. Umlando has produced comic book histories …
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Coding for Rights: Making Apps that Matter
4 years ago

Coding for Rights: Making Apps that Matter

As computational tools become more accessible, more people than ever can shape the technologies that increasingly impact our lives. Joy Buolamwini, founder of Code4Rights, a technology education initiative, …
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Start-Up Stories: The Orgone Foundation
4 years ago

Start-Up Stories: The Orgone Foundation

Ghanaians have been suffering from the effects of a mismanaged power grid system for years. Ghanaian hospitals and schools are often the hardest hit, with the inconsistency of electricity causing …
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Kipato Unbranded: Staying Socially Conscious through Jewelry
4 years ago

Kipato Unbranded: Staying Socially Conscious through Jewelry

Founded in 2016, Kipato Unbranded is a socially conscious jewelry line that aims for high class and quality at affordable prices. Using recycled and upcycled materials from Kibera and Kawangwera, …
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Start-up Stories: HelloFood Nigeria
4 years ago

Start-up Stories: HelloFood Nigeria

HelloFood Nigeria uses their mobile app and website to connect people with the best restaurants around them. Last month in Lagos, Eyitemi Popo, founder of Ayiba, met up with Guillaume …
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Meet Team Anchor: Ghana’s Hult Prize Hopefuls
4 years 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
4 years 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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