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Effective Entrepreneurship Education: A Case Study from 10 years of African Leadership Group

by Ryan Findley & Josh Adler  African Leadership Group (ALG) is a globally referenced pioneer in experiential education. In its short 10 years, it has established one of the world’s…

Identifying the right users before scaling

Lessons from Alain Nteff, African healthtech entrepreneur Gifted Mom: Tackling maternal and child mortality through mobile technology Each year in Africa, a quarter of a million women die of pregnancy related…

Marketing: Tips and Tools for Reaching Your Target Market on Social Media

When getting a business off the ground, spreading the word to your target market is key to business success. After all, how will your target market know to use your…

Choosing the Right Small Business Incubation Program as an African Entrepreneur

In 1959, in an industrial warehouse in Batavia, New York, the first “official” business incubator was created by one Joseph Mancuso. Since then the idea has exploded globally in an era…

Business Funding Opportunities for Young Agricultural Entrepreneurs

Africa is the world’s fastest growing continent in terms of population and yet, The World Bank, quoted in this article, reports that to feed its growing populace, food production must…

Incredible funding opportunities for young Africans

Getting a venture off the ground or growing an existing business as a young entrepreneur can be difficult: raising capital without a solid credit history or having valuable assets to…

Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016

The Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016 provides a snapshot into the realities facing young entrepreneurs in Africa. It focuses on five areas of operating a business, namely (1) Growth, (2) Sales and marketing, (3) Human resources, (4) Funding and (5) Support. It is intended that stakeholders such as policy makers, support organisations, and entrepreneurs themselves will benefit from these insights. Download it for free!

BUILD-in-a-Box Report: A Replicable Model for Youth-led Learning

African Leadership Academy (ALA) aims to create a pipeline of leaders for Africa through entrepreneurial leadership. ALA students undergo a two-year educational program that trains them to create workable models to capture opportunities and develop solutions to problems in their communities. Read about how they make this happen.

Five Tips to Get Your Venture Ready to Apply for Anzisha Prize 2017

Anzisha Prize applications will be opining soon, on the 15th of February. You might be worried that your venture is not yet ready, but there is so much you can do right away to prepare to apply for the Prize. Your venture could be a few tweaks away from taking the grand prize. Here are some tips for things you could focus on right away to get you ready.

Strategy on the Brain? Here Are Some Resources to get your Venture Strategy Right!

There are millions of books and articles written about strategy, strategic planning, strategic processes etc. around the world, and yet it is the one area in small business that is…

Marketing Lessons for the Growth-Seeking Entrepreneur

Marketing (the process) is often confused with the different activities , such a advertising, that are included in the overall process aimed at delivering value to customers in order to…

Some Country Analytical Reports to Help You Decide on Business Entry in African Markets

Doing business in Africa is an exciting experience. However, in order to start and run a business effectively, one has to have specific, relevant and reliable information about the country…

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