3 Big Ideas For Getting Rich From Ghana-Born Psychiatric Nurse
SEPTEMBER 12, 2014
For a fresh approach to securing your financial future, a Ghana-born nurse who came to the U.S. offers three sound tips
N.C. woman gears up for mission trip to Ghana
Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News
JANUARY 18, 2014
GASTONIA — Sierra Roberts is packing a water filter and wedding ring for her trip to Winneba, Ghana. She doesn''t know how easy it will be to find bacteria-free drinking water in the African town
Startup founders in Southeast Asia, it’s time to step up
The Next Web
AUGUST 23, 2014
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.
Feds charge NC man with trying to smuggle guns to Ghana
Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News
FEBRUARY 18, 2016
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) AP) — A North Carolina man is facing federal charges for trying to smuggle guns and ammunition to West Africa
How This Million-Dollar Fashion Startup Is Helping African Entrepreneurs Stay in Business
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Five percent of sales will go to a charity that supports small business owners in Uganda, Malawi, South Africa, Ghana, and South Sudan Tom Cridland sells a $100 "Entrepreneur's Shirt"--guaranteed to last 30 years.
Twitter Link Roundup #273 – Quintessential Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!
JUNE 12, 2015
Why This Clunky Zack Morris Phone Is Taking Over Ghana crowdspring.co/1FshEP2.
Sweden's Saltside sees massive traction with classifieds in emerging markets
AUGUST 12, 2014
Classified sites are extremely local, making it that much more remarkable that Gothenburg-based Saltside Techologies has been on a roll with creating a listing sites in Bangladesh, Ghana, and Sri Lanka.
Snapchat 101 for VCs and Old Folks
Both Sides of the Table
MARCH 11, 2016
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.
5 African Tech Startups to Watch
FEBRUARY 24, 2014
Rancard Solutions Limited : Rancard, a mobile software company based in Ghana, received funding from Intel Capital in December. With a number of American companies funneling money into the continent, Africa has become a hotbed of new businesses. Here''s a look at the best of the bunch.
11 Social Entrepreneurs. A Ship. 13 Countries. 100 Days
MAY 17, 2013
I wrote this dispatch last month somewhere off the coast of Gambia, between stops in Accra, Ghana, and Casablanca, Morocco. They hold focus groups in India, visit villages in Ghana, test products in Myanmar, and meet with distributors in Vietnam.
Forget the US or BRIC countries: Gothenburg's Saltside raises a $40 million Series C
JANUARY 23, 2015
We’re in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ghana, and some extent Pakistan even though it''s not a focus market. The beautiful thing about Gothenburg-based Saltside Technologies is that they throw away the assumption that if you want to grow into a valuable company, you need to be targeting the U.S.,
#019 - Vytas Paukštys Of Eskimi
JUNE 21, 2012
Eskimi is doing business in Nigeria and Ghana mostly, but has users from other parts of the African continent as well.
Eskimi Rapidly Spreading Across African Feature Phones
MAY 28, 2012
Eskimi's largest markets are Nigeria, Ghana, Vietnam, and Indonesia, and users of the service can browse profiles, chat, share photos, discuss in forums, and share their interests.
Finnish Startup NurseBuddy in Dublin for Startup Bootcamp's Health XL Program
APRIL 8, 2013
The other teams accepted include: Claimsync (Ghana) - Has developed software to help healthcare facilities automate patients'' records and process medical records.
Survey: Women Entrepreneurs Optimistic About 2013
FEBRUARY 20, 2013
Interestingly, for the first time in 13 years, women have created businesses at a greater rate than men in three economies: Ghana, Nigeria, and Thailand, according to a Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) study of 59 economies.
Lithuania's Eskimi Positions itself in Africa with Partnerships with Nokia and Operators
NOVEMBER 26, 2013
Getting a wider geographic footprint seems to be on the roadmap as Paukštys tells us, "We started focusing on other African markets like Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa and all these markets combined account for more than 2 million members currently.".
Eskimi Hits 5 Million Users, Sees Solid Growth In Africa
JANUARY 25, 2012
There is also a growing user-base in Ghana, South Africa,Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, where there are over 250 000 users each. Eskimi , the Lithuanian-based mobile social network based on flirting, has announced it recently hit 5 million users, and is growing at 30 000 a day. The service has grown steadily in popularity in Africa, where desktop-based social networks have not meet the needs of every mobile user.
Study: Female Founders Fear They're Less Capable Than Men
AUGUST 12, 2013
The 2012 GEM report surveyed 198,000 people in 69 countries and in all but seven of the countries surveyed women represent a minority of the nation''s entrepreneurs, with the exceptions being Panama, Thailand, Ghana, Ecuador, Nigeria, Mexico and Uganda.
DECEMBER 5, 2011
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.
Dealflow from Lithuania: These #LTstartups are raising over $100M
MARCH 6, 2015
Here are the startups rasing A rounds: MoboFree is #1 social e-commerce marketplace in Nigeria with strong footprint in Uganda, Zimbabwe and Ghana with almost 4M registered members who are generating up to 2M daily pageviews. A guest post by Edmundas Bal?ikonis ikonis , CEO of Trackduck.
What Clint Dempsey Can Teach You About Business Timing
Up and Running
JUNE 20, 2014
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. They say timing is everything.
The ArcticStartup guide to: Estonia
NOVEMBER 20, 2014
The team has organised more than 40 events since 2011 in places as diverse as Estonia, Russia, South Africa, Palestine, Georgia, Ghana, Ukraine, Oman and more. We’ve brought you guides to Riga and Lithuania before, and we know quite a few were looking forward to Estonia.
Meet the 30 Under 30, Class of 2013
MAY 14, 2013
Saul Garlick''s (right) Think Impact attempts to solve the world''s most pressing problems by gathering students, corporations, conference communities, and enterprise incubators in Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa.
Transformative Thinking for Sale
MAY 28, 2013
The company now shepherds students as well as corporations, conference communities, and enterprise incubators to Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa. Saul Garlick, founder of ThinkImpact, has developed a curriculum for innovative thinking based on his experiences in rural African countries.
The Undiluted Genius of Dr. Bronner's
APRIL 2, 2012
By 2008, Dr. Bronner's owned a 200-employee fair-trade coconut-oil operation in Sri Lanka and a 150-employee palm-oil plant in Ghana, and had partnered on a peppermint-oil operation in India.
The Way I Work: Amos Winbush III, CyberSynchs
DECEMBER 8, 2011
Recently, we signed up a partner that wants us to come out to Ghana to meet; I'm going there in December. Business and Pleasure Amos Winbush III — sporting, as always, a bow tie — lunches with Joe Gemmo, his financial chief.'>
JULY 3, 2007
Recently he made a grant-funded trip to Ghana to look for local sources of other key materials (they have lots of bamboo), and for local entrepreneurs interested in using these ideas. Sustainable development and appropriate technology took a leap forward (or at least a bike ride forward) recently with this story, sent to me by Naava Frank. A high-end bicycle maker based in Santa Cruz, CA started experimenting with bicycle frames made from bamboo several years ago.
MARCH 8, 2012
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.
Garage48 Goes Africa Times 5!
APRIL 14, 2011
The Estonian originating Garage48 team and concept, in co-operation with Google and Nokia will be holding the first two Garage48 events in Lagos, Nigeria between 6th to 8th of May and the second to be held in Accra, Ghana between 13th to 15th of May. We at ArcticStartup heart the Garage48 event for all the rush and enthusiasm that comes forth in the 48 hours of pure innovation.
Head Over Hills: Lithuanian Mobile Flirting Platform Eskimi Is Growing
JULY 26, 2011
Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Namibia are also showing substantial growth, according to Vytautas Paukstys, CEO. Online dating has been a growing trend in Western hemisphere but of course people enjoy flirting all over the world.
USA Jobbed in Draw with Italy
JUNE 17, 2006
Moving forward, a win over Ghana and an Italian victory over the Czechs will put the US team through to the next round. Team USA tied Italy 1-1 in the World Cup earlier this afternoon.
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FEBRUARY 24, 2008
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