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Start-up Stories

Start-up Stories: AAKS
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
6 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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