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Start-up Stories

From Frustration to Financial Freedom
3 years 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
3 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.
3 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
3 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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Salon Talk with Ngozi Opara of Heat Free Hair
3 years ago

Salon Talk with Ngozi Opara of Heat Free Hair

Ngozi Opara, founder of Heat Free Hair, is a motherland mogul. The DC-based Nigerian entrepreneur is a leading provider of 100% virgin hair extensions designed to perfectly blend …
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Making Baobab Famous with Aduna
3 years ago

Making Baobab Famous with Aduna

Aduna is a health and beauty brand that uses superfoods like baobab and moringa to create superfood powders and energy bars for detoxification and revitalization. Co-founders Andrew Hunt and Nick Salter …
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Tea Time with YSWARA
3 years ago

Tea Time with YSWARA

Ivorian entrepreneur Swaady Martin is often described as the “Queen of African Luxury.” With a line of exotic teas with names like Shaka Zulu, Pharaoh Tut, and …
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Start-up Stories: AAKS
3 years ago

Start-up Stories: AAKS

Akosua Afriyie-Kumi, the glamourous Ghanaian behind gorgeous new accessories line AAKS, likes to say she is fond of sunsets. Her love for color is abundantly clear from her vibrant …
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Start-Up Stories: Jembere Eyewear
3 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
3 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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