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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: Addis Eats
2 years ago

Start-Up Stories: Addis Eats

Lifelong foodies Eliza Richman and Xavier Curtis are the co-founders of Addis Eats, a company that offers food tours of Ethiopia, to merge their passion for travel and …
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Start-up Stories: NigerianFoods.com
3 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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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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Start-up Stories: Africode
3 years ago

Start-up Stories: Africode

Africode’s mission is to educate, inspire, and equip Africans with the skills necessary to write code that technically and positively grows Africa. Ayiba’s editor-in-chief, Eyitemi Popo, talks with …
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Start-Up Stories: Gossy Ukanwoke Talks Revolutionizing Nigerian Higher Education
3 years ago

Start-Up Stories: Gossy Ukanwoke Talks Revolutionizing Nigerian Higher Education

At just twenty-five years old Gossy Ukanwoke, a passionate young entrepreneur, has created and run several successful companies. He is from Abia State in Nigeria and grew up …
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Start-Up Stories: Heel The World
3 years ago

Start-Up Stories: Heel The World

Fred Deegbe is the founder and CEO of the Ghanaian shoemaking social enterprise Heel the World (HTW). Fred, who describes himself as a shoemaker, graduated from Ashesi University with a …
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Start-Up Stories: Abai Schulze on Building a Luxury African Fashion Brand
3 years ago

Start-Up Stories: Abai Schulze on Building a Luxury African Fashion Brand

ZAAF founder Abai Schulze is a woman with a vision. Despite leaving her homeland of Ethiopia as a child for the United States, Schulze never lost sight of …
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Start-Up Stories: Zamsolar
4 years ago

Start-Up Stories: Zamsolar

Ayiba contributing writer, Akinyi Ochieng, interviewed Brian Waswani Odhiambo, a recent Yale graduate hoping to make his mark in Africa’s entrepreneurial market. Brian has worked across Africa, from …
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Start-Up Stories: Exposure Robotics Academy
4 years ago

Start-Up Stories: Exposure Robotics Academy

This is the first of several articles in Ayiba’s new series “Start-up Stories;” tales of business and entrepreneurship on the continent.

Ayiba Associate Editor, …
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