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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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NEW: Opportunities for Young Africans
4 years ago

NEW: Opportunities for Young Africans

We are partnered with The Opportunity Desk to give you easy access to scholarships, fellowships, funding and other opportunities for young Africans on the continent and in the Diaspora.

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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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Apply for She Leads Africa’s Pitch Competition
4 years ago

Apply for She Leads Africa’s Pitch Competition

She Leads Africa’s Entrepreneur Showcase is a platform that introduces the continent’s most promising female entrepreneurs to investors, accelerators, and mentors looking to invest in the next generation of …
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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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Opportunities for Young Africans (03/11/15)
5 years ago

Opportunities for Young Africans (03/11/15)

1. Agribusiness Africa Window (AAW) -Funding For Agribusinesses in Africa

Deadline: February 28, 2015

The 2nd round of …
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9 Opportunities for Young Africans (12/16)
5 years ago

9 Opportunities for Young Africans (12/16)

Ayiba and the Opportunity Desk always have you covered with relevant employment and funding opportunities. Here is our newest list:

1. World Bank Summer  Internship …
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Start-Up Stories: Abai Schulze on Building a Luxury African Fashion Brand
6 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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