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Where I Live, Entrepreneurs Are Afraid To Talk About Failure -- And It's Hurting Their Businesses
Failure

Where I Live, Entrepreneurs Are Afraid To Talk About Failure -- And It's Hurting Their Businesses

'Fail fast' may be a Silicon Valley motto, but that's not the case across Africa. Here, failure is often stigmatized. And yet, not talking about it is leading to even bigger failures.
4 Lessons for Entrepreneurs From Africa's Solar Industry
Entrepreneurial Lessons

4 Lessons for Entrepreneurs From Africa's Solar Industry

Wherever you are in the world, offering a solution and way for the customer to afford the solution is what drives success.
Ping Jiang
What African Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us About Overcoming Challenges
Africa

What African Entrepreneurs Can Teach Us About Overcoming Challenges

These startups don't need paternalistic "saving" but, rather, supportive ecosystems and institutions.
Daniel Myatt and Chris Kasali
11 African Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the Business Landscape
Africa

11 African Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the Business Landscape

From hi-tech to fashion to branding, startups are transforming the continent and supercharging commerce.
Obianuju Helen Okoye
Street Business School, in Uganda: Entrepreneurship Is the Path out of Poverty
Women Entrepreneurs

Street Business School, in Uganda: Entrepreneurship Is the Path out of Poverty

The school plans, by 2027, to train 1 million women living in poverty around the world to start their own fledgling businesses.
Devin Hibbard
An Accelerated African Tech Ecosystem: Startups Driving Innovation
Global Entrepreneurship

An Accelerated African Tech Ecosystem: Startups Driving Innovation

As the global population increases, it is important for accelerator programs to recognize the potential in untapped markets.
Yossi Hasson
5 Hot African Industries Investors Should Be Watching
Africa

5 Hot African Industries Investors Should Be Watching

As credit access and technology infrastructure improve, partnering with a multitude of African counterparts means business opportunities for you.
Konstantin Makarov
Africa: A New Business Frontier
Going Global

Africa: A New Business Frontier

There's a whole continent of largely untapped commercial potential in Africa.
Phil Gahn
Want a Great Way to Win Over Millennials in Africa's Emerging Markets?
Millennials

Want a Great Way to Win Over Millennials in Africa's Emerging Markets?

Millennials' values are going global. Respond by optimizing your company's horizontal management to meet their workplace needs.
Konstantin Makarov
How South Africa Built a Booming Wine Business
Wines

How South Africa Built a Booming Wine Business

In a very short time period, South Africa has become a credible player in the worldwide wine marketplace.
Tracy Byrnes
Picking the Right Wine for Thanksgiving
Wines

Picking the Right Wine for Thanksgiving

Show your entrepreneurial spirit by drinking something unconventional on Thanksgiving.
Tracy Byrnes
5 Universal Truths About Entrepreneurship Learned From Rwandan Coffee Farmers
America's Small Business Heroes

5 Universal Truths About Entrepreneurship Learned From Rwandan Coffee Farmers

No two people will ever have the same journey but in the fundamentals, we all walk the same path.
Darrah Brustein
Facebook Is Sending Up a Satellite to Bring Internet Access to Sub-Saharan Africa
Internet

Facebook Is Sending Up a Satellite to Bring Internet Access to Sub-Saharan Africa

The move is part of the social giant's Internet.org initiative.
Entrepreneurs Tackle Pressing Problems at Startup Weekend Cape Town
Startups

Entrepreneurs Tackle Pressing Problems at Startup Weekend Cape Town

The problems of daily life in impoverished South African townships inspire remarkable entrepreneurial ingenuity.
Andre Bourque

Africa is the second-largest continent that is also the second-most populated. The land mass holds vast reserves of natural resources, yet just under 43 percent of its population lives in extreme poverty. Economic growth in Africa is generally slow, and corruption is bureaucratic. However, there are a host of increasing opportunities for entrepreneurs to bring new products and services to the developing.

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