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‘Entrepreneurship can come out of necessity or innovation’ – Kolawole Olajide

Originally appeared in The Africa Report Entrepreneurship is gaining more traction across the African continent as more and more youth are looking to start their own business.  Kolawole Olajide is the co-founder of BridgeLabs, his third entrepreneurial project that was founded from his interest in building high-quality technology products designed to enable forward-thinking organizations to compete…

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Can educators influence entrepreneurship amongst young people?

By: Sisanda Ntshinga Emmanuel Ekeesit (29) is a teacher from Jinja in Uganda and has been teaching English and Literature to seniors in Secondary School for two years. As someone who was impacted by his own teacher in High School Emmanuel understands the importance of having a supportive teacher in your life while at school.…

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Ishimwe gives hope to refugees

Originally appeared in Daily Monitor After losing her father at a young age, Vanessa Ishimwe had to come to terms with growing up in Kyaka II refugee resettlement camp together with her mother and three siblings. She was in and out of school because her mother could not afford school fees, which affected her academic…

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Anzisha Prize Hall of Fame highlights ten successful Africans who embraced entrepreneurship at an early age

Meet the African entrepreneurs whose transitions into entrepreneurship are inspirational pathways for future entrepreneurs. Johannesburg, South Africa – The Anzisha Prize, a partnership with African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation, is celebrating ten African entrepreneurs whose transitions into entrepreneurship started before the age of 25. The ten inspirational business leaders have been inducted into the…

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Pandemic defines a new direction for pitch competitions in Africa

By Dolapo Adeyanju “Virtual means borderless and this gives us a golden opportunity to unite the world of start-ups in online travel” – Siew Hoon, founder of WiT Start-up Pitch “Pandemic or no Pandemic, the show must go on.” This is the active voice of many start-up pitch organisers as the current pandemic continues to…

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