Wharton African Business Forum 2016 through the eyes of Movemeback Photos by Samsona Oputa #WABF24 Enjoy!
Africa’s startup scene is growing from strength to strength as African entrepreneurs create solutions at a faster pace than ever before. With so many African opportunities abound, the ‘war for talent’ is fiercer than ever. At the Wharton Africa Business Forum 2016 (#WABF24), the founders of 3 of Africa’s most impactful ventures told their stories on how they mobilise human capital […]
Bringing together some of the finest minds with a passion for Africa, the 24th Annual Wharton Africa Business Forum (WABF24) explored the creation of measurable impact in Africa and redefining the possibilities and areas for success on the continent. How fitting then that the five WABF24 keynote speakers ran the gamut of entrepreneurship, politics, education and business with some creating […]
After a remarkable 23 successful Africa Business Forums, Wharton is back and promising to be better than ever. Held between November 18th-20th 2016 and once again at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the Historic Loews Hotel in Philadelphia, WABF promises to deliver tangible tools, highly applicable lessons and insights that can be used to create impact on […]
Calling all young, smart and ambitious women of African descent! Do you want to network with inspiring entrepreneurs and boost your own skills and career? You are invited to attend #SheHiveLondon, which will be held from the 18th to the 21st of August 2016 in London at Facebook’s offices. This 4 day professional bootcamp will involve workshops and training sessions covering […]
The Sierra Leonean Empowerment Network (SLEN) When the SLEN co-founders, Janice Williams, Desmond Ellis and Lenton Davies got together in early 2013, their aim was to create an initiative not yet seen in Sierra Leone or in Africa at large. They instigated a full scale attempt to divert from a popular krio saying “way u yams white, na for coba […]
When more than three hundred million men, women and children still live in poverty on the African continent, a land with so much wealth and potential, we must ask ourselves what our role (as Africans living in the Diaspora) is in ‘Engendering an Inclusive Africa ’. This was the question the African Society of Cambridge University aimed to answer at the […]
Mark Zuckerberg’s newly formed $48 billion venture, the ‘Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’, has announced its first lead investment of $24 million dollars in African start-up Andela. Not only does Andela now have the internet’s most powerful man backing them, but GV (formerly Google Ventures) is also in on the investment!
Are you an engineer in Africa with an innovative solution for the continent? The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation aims to stimulate, celebrate and reward innovation and entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa and applications are now OPEN for the £25,000 prize! Watch the video below.
This year LBS Africa Club and its 15th Africa Business Summit were ground breaking in a number of ways: Firstly, it brought to the stage a number of heavy hitters – Dr Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation; Bob Diamond, Founder and CEO of Atlas Merchant Capital; Ken Njoroge, Co-Founder and Group CEO of Cellulant; and Sola David-Borha, CEO of Stanbic […]