Entrepreneurship & Startups

  • These Five Women Want to Change The Face of Entrepreneurship Among Refugees

    The Dell Incorporated & United Nation Foundation PolicyHack Winners proposed formulating policies to support and connect co-working spaces and refugee entrepreneurs. The atmosphere at the Impact Hub Dubai located in Dubai’s renowned downtown district was charged with a lot of innovative ideas from the five teams pitching at the...
  • Mettā Launches Catalyst Innovation Program in Nairobi

    Global Entrepreneurship Club – Mettā has launched a Catalyst Innovation Program in Nairobi. Mettā, a global entrepreneurs’ club has launched Nairobi’s first Catalyst Programme – a series of industry-specific workshops for startups. Each month, the Mettā Catalyst Programme will bring together industry experts, mentors and corporates to help entrepreneurs...
  • Guest Post: How Andela was founded – Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

    You probably already know that Nigerian talent accelerator, Andela raised $24 million in a funding round led by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. What you may not know is that media coverage of the funding sparked a controversy on Nigerian Tech Twitter about its founding narrative. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Andela’s...
  • Ghanaian Startup Asoriba To Compete for USD $500K at Seedstars Summit 2016

    Seedstars, the global organization with the mission of  impacting people’s lives in emerging market through entrepreneurship and technology, launched its third edition of the Seedstars World competition in April 2015. The international team covered 54 countries,  scouting for the best startups around the world. Ghana’s Asoriba has been selected...
  • The Story of Essiespice As Told by Esi Bartels

    Emmanuel Quartey caught up with the brain behind Essiespice food company for in Medium: Even when it’s described to you in advance, nothing quite prepares you for your first taste of Essiespice’s Coco-for-Garlic sauce. Coco-for-Garlic is the creation of Essie Bartels, owner and spice mixologist of Essiespice, a food...
  • Report on the Ghana’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Launched

    KolCo and the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development – DFID have released an analysis of Ghana’s entrepreneurship ecosystem. Koltai & Company (KolCo) is a professional services consulting firm that designs, implements, and advises on entrepreneurship ecosystem programming in emerging markets. KolCo’s report presents a diagnostic overview of Ghana’s startup...
  • The Launch of the Accra Discourse by Global Shapers Accra Hub

    The Global Shapers Accra Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, has announced the launch of its latest project, The Accra Discourse. This is a series of monthly conversations to engage audiences in conversations about change/entrepreneurship/leadership and development in Ghana. The 1st of monthly conversations will happen on MondayJanuary...
  • Entrepreneurship Isn’t About Easy Money – Markos Lemma

    Interview With Ethiopian Entrepreneur, Markos Lemma – If the next big thing doesn’t come out of Africa, … On June, 2013 I met up with Markos Lemma, co-founder of iceAddis – an Innovation Hub based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the eLearning Africa 2013 summit In Windhoek, Namibia. Upon...
  • SolarKiosk | A Modular Business Unit for Africa

    SolarKiosk, a modular business unit for Africa and off–grid areas anywhere in the world, recently opened its first kiosk near Lake Langano, Ethiopia.   Following a period of design and planning, a privately financed company was formed to prepare the product for serial production by building prototypes and running...