Entrepreneurship

    How Ukulima Tech Has Revolutionized Farming for Urban Residents in Kenya

    How Ukulima Tech Has Revolutionized Farming for Urban Residents in Kenya

    Urban farming in Nairobi and its environs has been made easier, and more enjoyable by Ukulima Tech. The company specializes in vertical farming, a method that uses small spaces and still provides adequate yields to users.

      Three Inventions That Could Change Education System in Kenya

      Learning is crucial to development. To cope with learning challenges, a range of learning initiatives in Kenya are helping young people to acquire education and skills via Smartphone, print, and free, open source online training programs.

        Four Things to Know About the MIT Sloan Africa Innovate Conference

        Sloan School of Management’s Africa Business Club is hosting their annual Africa business conference. Central to the discussions will be how innovative and promising ideas from the continent can take root and transform into sustainable businesses.

          How Smart Businesses Get Venture Capital Funding in Africa

          These three tips: knowing your business, getting reliable mentors, and approaching venture capital investors at the right time could give your business the boost that it requires.

            3 Factors Slowing Entrepreneurial Growth in Africa

            Focus on the top of the pyramid, control over factors of production as well as innovations concerned with distribution, are some of the facets stagnating entrepreneurial growth in Africa.

              kweliTV Wins Harvard Africa Business New Venture Competition

              Kweli’s social mission is to increase the otherwise limited selection of black independent media and the negative, slanted view of the black community in traditional media. They won $10,000 during the Harvard Africa Business Conference.

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              Meet Tidjane Thiam: Africa’s Superstar CEO

              Meet Tidjane Thiam: Africa’s Superstar CEO

              Tidjane Thiam is the first black person to head a FTSE 100 company. He has served as chief executive for two of Europe's biggest companies: Prudential UK and Credit Suisse.

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              How this African Whiz-Kid Inspired Engineers From Harvard and MIT

              He used the available wasted resources to create a radio and electric lighting

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              Meet Tidjane Thiam: Africa’s Superstar CEO

              Tidjane Thiam is the first black person to head a FTSE 100 company. He has served as chief executive for two of Europe's biggest companies: Prudential UK and Credit Suisse.

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              How Nigeria's Cosmas Maduka Defied Odds to Become a Millionaire

              As long as you have a brain, then success is right in your hands. You just have to believe in yourself and to work smart

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              Do C-Students Make Greater Entrepreneurs Than A-Students?

              Successful entrepreneurs who don’t complete school are not necessarily C-students. They are students who have, and or had ambitions, wit and wisdom beyond school.

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              How This Boy From Malawi Created Electricity From Wind

              If we all struggle to solve Africa’s challenges, then no doubt that our continent will never be called dark.

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              5 Steps to Starting Your Own Start-up

              Always keep in mind that it’s a world of great possibilities. If someone else can do it then nothing can definitely stop you from doing more.

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              Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, the Seed of the Century

              The Tony Elumely Foundation Entrepreneurship programme just opened its 3rd edition portal. It is also an opportunity for accomplished business community members to mentor the next generation and take part to the seed of the century programme.

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              5 Secrets on Developing Yourself as a Young African Entrepreneur

              If you’re a young or aspiring entrepreneur looking to build a successful startup, here are five secrets to help get you started.

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              5 Entrepreneurial Skills I Have Learnt as an Anzisha Fellow

              Being an Anzisha Fellow has been the most transformative experience in my entrepreneurial journey. Here's why!

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              Look to Sweden? Lessons African cities can learn from Sweden’s approach to waste Management

              This article is a reflection on Sweden's waste management system, especially its waste-to-energy regime, and whether or not African cities can learn from it.

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              South African Farming Sector Needs Positive Thinking

              For us to overcome this self-inflicted failure, there must be positive feedback between the media and the actions of parties involved.

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              Long-term Agricultural Growth and Resilience Strategies Needed

              With La Niña, one can expect rainfall to normalize throughout the country and it could even exceed the historical averages from the latter months of 2016.

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              Can Every, and Any Entrepreneurial Idea be a Startup Idea?

              Many ideas are not embodied not because they cannot be, but because, other factors held constant, the bearers of the ideas don’t tap into their uniqueness as human beings. They tend to plagiarize.

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              Do Entrepreneurial Ideas Require a Big Brain?

              In Kampala, the capital of Uganda, a myth goes that starting up a business is meant for school dropouts and or failures in life.

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