Ten Startups Pitch at Techstars Impact Demo Day in Austin


For the past three months, Cowtribe Cofounders Peter Awin and Alima Bawah, have rented apartments throughout Austin after moving more than 6,000 miles from Ghana to participate in the Techstars Impact program. “We We have had a great experience,” Awin said. “We’ve We’ve gone from one apartment to another trying to understand the culture here.” Cowtribe participated […]. The post Ten Startups Pitch at Techstars Impact Demo Day in Austin appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

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Startup founders in Southeast Asia, it’s time to step up

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The service solves a universal problem for companies but it happens that it was built in Ghana, where the internet penetration rate is just 40 percent. Dropifi is looking to streamline customer feedback. The Ghanian startup built a widget to replace contact forms and provide businesses with the kind of customer insights most consumers fail to fill out on websites. The company was founded in 2011.

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3 Big Lessons From African Entrepreneurs


But in countries like South Africa and Ghana entrepreneurial failure is seen by many as shameful. Society does not accept or embrace failure in the same way; as William Senyo, co-founder and CEO of the Impact Hub in Accra, Ghana says : “Your parents tell you, ‘Be a doctor; everything else is a gamble.’”. by Sharon Fishburne. Africa is a huge and diverse continent, and over the last few years, it has emerged as one of the world’s hotspots for startups.

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What Clint Dempsey Can Teach You About Business Timing

Up and Running

He proved this early on in the tournament when he scored 30 seconds into the game against Ghana , the fastest goal in US World Cup history and the 5th fastest all-time in World Cup history. He just led the US to a thrilling victory over rivals Ghana in the World Cup, he scored the fastest US goal ever, and he did all this despite breaking his nose early in the game. They say timing is everything.

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[Interview] Nellie Mayshak, Founder Of Canaf Consulting Associates


In many of the projects I was involved with – in Lithuania, South Africa, Ghana and Liberia — we used a practitioner-to-practitioner approach, so that public servants in these countries could share and learn from their counterparts in Canada and vise versa.

Why Prioritizing Your Family Is Important to Help Your Business Succeed

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An experience while volunteering in Ghana showed me that my personal passions could translate into a national and international business success. Balancing a new business and the needs of your family can be incredibly challenging, but growing your business can be easier when you prioritize your family. It sounds surprising — focusing on something other than your work can make it better? It’s true and there are several specific areas that you can see this. Communication.

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Lean Startup Beyond the Tech Sector

Startup Lessons Learned

She is working toward affordable waste removal in Kumasi, Ghana, a city of 2.5 Guest post by Lisa Regan and conference co-host Sarah Milstein. The Lean Startup methodology has its roots in the tech sector, where companies need to iterate quickly in order to survive. But the methods have expanded into nearly every industry we can name.

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Skills Development in Africa: How Wide is the Skills Gap?

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Ghana. Just like its neighbours, Ghana is a predominantly agricultural country dependant on the cocoa production. 70% of Africa’s population is under the age of 25 shaping one of the largest untapped talent pools in the world. At the same time, 75% of all university graduates in Kenya and Nigeria are likely to be unemployed for up to 5 years after graduation.

25 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur


We are generating employment for countries such as the United States, Philippines, Canada, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Ghana and Nepal. Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better.

Telling Your Brand Story Through Packaging Design: These 3 Businesses Are Doing It Right

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Divine’s chocolate is farmed by the Kuapa Kokoo cooperative in Ghana. We all like to acquire new things. Every new item arrives fraught with the unspoken possibility that this thing could make your life better.

18 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Business


For every bottle sold, we give 5 years of clean water to a person in Ghana (we’ve helped people in Namibia and Malawi in the past too!). Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project. Each story is different though the reasons may be the same.

NYC 3.0


I shared it with incubators from Ghana to Nairobi , at the White House Treasury Department, and in Indonesia with business and government leaders on a delegation I was asked to participate in by the US State Department. Now that I’m back full time in NYC, I decided to run for the Board of NY Tech Meetup, a dynamic community of 20,000 entrepreneurs, investors, developers, designers and people interested in tech.

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Disrupting VC


Women are starting businesses at an increasing pace, and guess what…some of these founders may have strongly accented English and are living in places like India and Ghana. As a venture capitalist, I am always looking for highly innovative, disruptive businesses. Ones that challenge the status quo, that aim to make a significant difference in the way we do and look at things.

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Why I left Wall Street to figure it out.

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I wanted a Ghanaian delicacy that I had grown up on ( I was born in Ghana), and that meant getting up and going to the only African shop in the city. Why I left Wall Street to figure it out. And what it led me to photo via rttnew.com “I may have to let you go,” he said.

Twitter Link Roundup #273 – Quintessential Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

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Why This Clunky Zack Morris Phone Is Taking Over Ghana crowdspring.co/1FshEP2. Language evolves, and just like Darwin theorized, the strongest word thrive and survive and the weakest… Well the weakest just get relegated to the Oxford English Dictionary, buried somewhere around page 2,315. Our pals over at boredpanda took the time to list out a whole bunch of new words that are quickly rising to the top of the food chain.

What is Brand Identity and How To Create a Great One: A Complete Guide for Marketers and Businesses (2019)

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This is the most comprehensive guide online to creating a strong brand identity for your business or organization in 2019. A brand identity is the most effective way any organization (startups, small businesses, agencies, nonprofits, or others) can gain a competitive edge in an increasingly crowded marketplace. Both new and existing businesses and organization can benefit from reading this guide.

Snapchat 101 for VCs and Old Folks

Both Sides of the Table

I’ve chatted with several from Israel, Ghana, South Africa, New Zealand – you name it. As the human ear ages it loses its ability to hear high-pitched sound frequencies (above 15-16 kHz) through a condition known as presbycusis that starts at 18 years old. There’s an old parlor trick where a sound is played at a higher frequency than adults can hear while kids are left smiling and laughing at us because for once it’s US who are out of the loop.

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Out of the Crisis #11: Jeremy Howard on the power of masks, health policy, and data science in medicine

Startup Lessons Learned

So he said, "Okay, well you can look at all this human resources data for this mine in Ghana. Jeremy Howard has had tremendous impact on the world of AI entrepreneurship. fast.ai , the company he co-founded with Rachel Thomas and Sylvain Gugger is working to "radically democratize" deep learning by making it accessible to people beyond the tech world through courses, software and other methods.