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Placements: Addressing the Issue of Youth Unemployment on the African Continent
2 years ago

Placements: Addressing the Issue of Youth Unemployment on the African Continent

Currently scaling from Nigeria with their eye on servicing the entire African continent, Placements is tackling the issue of youth unemployment and employability. Their vision? To be the go-to platform …
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Farmcrowdy Closes on Seed Funding of $1Million
2 years ago

Farmcrowdy Closes on Seed Funding of $1Million

Farmcrowdy, Nigeria’s first and leading digital agriculture platform which allows Nigerians to venture in and sponsor agriculture, announced that it had closed on seed funding of $1 million …
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Umlando Wezithombe Comic Book Startup
3 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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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: 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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