Press Release: African Data platform launched to challenge global development community for accuracy of Data: “The African continent deserves better and more accurate data”

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Buffer For immediate release African Data platform launched to challenge global development community for accuracy of Data: “The African continent deserves better and more accurate data” -Starts London August 2015: A group of prominent African leaders in the field of data and innovation from Ghana, Kenya, Zambia, Rwanda and Senegal announced the launch of the Accur8Africa [...]

Entrepreneurship Has a Gender Problem, But It’s Not What You Think

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Buffer Is gender discrimination standing in the way of entrepreneurship? Recently researchers at MIT asked this very question and found a disturbing answer: “Both professional investors and nonprofessional evaluators preferred pitches presented by male entrepreneurs compared with pitches made by female entrepreneurs, even when the content of the pitch was the same.” Perhaps this helps [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Jeremy Rifkin, keynote speaker at the 2015 AFRICA CEO FORUM in Geneva

Buffer < Wednesday 18 February, 2015 World-renowned American economist, Jeremy Rifkin, will be speaking at the third edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM in Geneva on 16 and 17 March. Rifkin, professor at the prestigious Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and President of the Foundation on Economic Trends, is a regular speaker at top events [...]

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme is Opened!

Buffer The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme represents a decade-long commitment to supporting African start-ups and entrepreneurs. It is committing $100 million to help launch and initial 10,000 entrepreneurs throughout Africa over the next 10 years, creating 1,000,000 new jobs contributing to $10 billion in revenue across Africa. The online application portal for the 2015 [...]