Inaugural Movemeback Change-makers Showcase @ LBS Africa Business Summit 2016
In partnership with the London Business School’s Africa Business Summit 2016, we will be hosting our inaugural Movemeback Change-makers Showcase on 7th May 2016.
The Movemeback Change-makers Programme shines a spotlight on young, passionate and capable individuals who are challenging market and political status quo to drive Africa’s social and economic development.
Africa’s creative industries present a significant opportunity, as the Continent’s share of the global creative economy is disproportionately small at less than 1%. During this showcase we invite shapers and entrepreneurs developing platforms for Africa’s awakening creative industry, to present their initiatives for appraisal and support.
This will be the first outing of a global Change-makers Programme aimed at encouraging the world’s brightest minds to engage in developing real African solutions, even if they do not find themselves permanently on the continent; and engaging a wider group of talented collaborators to share in the creation and development of these initiatives.
Featured Startups will be:
Habimana House is a multi-faceted production company dedicated to promoting African business success (Diaspora and all) to a global audience. The company is most-known for its TV production, the “Tailored Business” show, which showcases the story of a young female entrepreneur and tailor that travels across Africa building her tailoring company and learning from her established clientele on how to do this successfully. Habimana house was founded in 2015, and is headquarters in London.
Styled By Africa
Styled By Africa is a multi-brand online destination for people interested in exploring the best contemporary African fashion. Through its highly curated editorial content, Styled By Africa promotes up and coming fashion brands and exceptional creatives that are pushing the boundaries of African heritage. Its online boutique uses fashion as a tool for sustainable trade showcasing womenswear, menswear and accessories from across the continent including Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa more to give you a truly unique “Made In Africa” experience. Styled By Africa has been featured on BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, Financial Times, Stylist, Grazia, GQ and more.
Bahati Books is an award-winning digital publishing house that serves as an online marketplace for African literature. Bahati Books publishes, sells and promotes contemporary African literature written by talented authors of African origin. Created to showcase fresh and diverse stories from across Africa, Bahati Books wants to take African literature from being a marginal ‘niche’ to a mainstream genre for global readers.
Big Cabal Media
Big Cabal is the home of compelling African digital properties including TechCabal – Africa’s largest tech site; and Zikoko – one of the fastest-growing social content sites on the continent. Big Cabal has worked with brands such as Facebook, Stanbic IBTC Bank, WeChat, MTV Staying Alive Foundation, Access Bank, Konga. Their work has been featured in the Financial Times – here and here, the Economist, Bloomberg and other publications.