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Tips from four young African entrepreneurs on running start-ups

July 3rd, 2019 by

Tips from four young African entrepreneurs on running start-ups By Daniel Mpala Running a business, no matter how old you are, is no easy feat….

People thought award winning entrepreneur was ‘crazy’ when he started business

July 3rd, 2019 by

By Daniel Mpala Would you still pursue an innovative business idea if those in your community thought you were crazy to try? This is exactly…

Award has helped give social enterprise wider recognition says former refugee

July 3rd, 2019 by

By Daniel Mpala Before she arrived at Kyaka II at the age of nine, former Rwandan refugee Vanessa Ishimwe had a “wonderful life”. After fleeing Rwanda…

Here’s how Uganda’s RideLink grew its revenue by pivoting from a B2C to B2B model

July 3rd, 2019 by

By Daniel Mpala A pivot from a business-to-consumer (B2C) to a business-to-business (B2B) model helped Ugandan on-demand transport service RideLink grow its revenue says founder and head…

ALA alumni, Anzisha Fellows set to benefit from $500k Young Entrepreneurs Fund

July 2nd, 2019 by

By Daniel Mpala African Leadership Academy (ALA) alumni, Anzisha Fellows and individuals who have participated in any of ALA’s programmes are set to benefit from…

Should very young entrepreneurs enter pitching competitions, apply for grant funding?

May 23rd, 2019 by

By Daniel Mpala For some entrepreneurs, pitching competitions have made all the difference in their search for funding, incubation and other resources. But, is it…

Crucial that we pursue the Anzisha Scenario says Junior Achievement CEO

May 23rd, 2019 by

By Daniel Mpala We have an imperative to pursue the Anzisha Scenario, Junior Achievement CEO Elizabeth Bintliff has said. ALA’s Anzisha Scenarios green paper proposes…

Media coverage on very young entrepreneurs is disappointing

May 23rd, 2019 by

By Daniel Mpala Is the media paying enough attention to very young entrepreneurs? African Leadership Academy (ALA) vice president of growth and entrepreneurship Josh Adler…

To achieve Anzisha Scenario, Africa must improve its education system

May 22nd, 2019 by

By Daniel Mpala Policy change in education is key to achieving the vision encapsulated by the Anzisha Scenarios, says Hustler Academy founder Sbu Leope. The Anzisha…

Why younger entrepreneurs aren’t getting investment and what they should do about it

May 22nd, 2019 by

By Daniel Mpala It all comes down to a shortage of trust — says Chanzo Capital managing partner and Angel Fair Africa founder Eric Osiakwan,…

Looking for grant funding? Get a lawyer to read that agreement

May 22nd, 2019 by

By Daniel Mpala Very young entrepreneurs who get offered grant funding should consult with a lawyer before signing anything, advises Chanzo Capital managing partner and Angel Fair Africa…

Does entrepreneurship have a ‘branding’ problem in Africa?

May 22nd, 2019 by

By Daniel Mpala Junior Achievement CEO Elizabeth Bintliff, who was one of the speakers at last month’s Very Young Entrepreneur Education & Acceleration Summit in Johannesburg,…