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Meet Team Anchor: Ghana’s Hult Prize Hopefuls
3 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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Time for a Taste of Ethiopia
3 years 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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Essiespice: The Ghanaian Spice Goddess
3 years ago

Essiespice: The Ghanaian Spice Goddess

In 2013, what began as an experiment born out of a love affair with spices, cooking, and traveling became the beginning of a culinary business that is making …
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Salon Talk with Ngozi Opara of Heat Free Hair
4 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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Motherland Moguls: Meet the 2015 She Leads Africa Finalists
4 years ago

Motherland Moguls: Meet the 2015 She Leads Africa Finalists

While Sub Saharan Africa has the highest rate of female entrepreneurship across the world (27%), these businesses are typically one-woman enterprises with a small consumer base. Social enterprise …
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Tea Time with YSWARA
4 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: Jembere Eyewear
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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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