Creating Wood from Palm Waste with Mohammed Harakate Co-Founder of Alternative Solutions

Meet Mohammed Harakate, the co-founder of Alternative Solutions, a startup in Morocco that transforms palm fronds, a renewable source and byproduct of the date cultivation, into wood. In the interview Mohammed shares:  How reverse engineering helped them to build their own machine to convert palm fronds into wood blocks How in depth research helped him and…

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How Onyeka Akumah started the Crowdfarming Platform Farmcrowdy & Impact Funding Platform Crowdyvest

In this episode meet Onyeka Akumah, a serial-entrepreneur and the co-founder of Farmcrowdy and Crowdyvest.  Farmcrowdy is a digital agriculture platform in Nigeria that connects small-scale farmers with investors for the purpose of boosting food production, while Crowdyvest became a platform where members get access to impact-driven investment opportunities. In the interview that we did with Onyeka…

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How Ebou Lawrence Mendy Started Software Company Kameko & Ride Hailing App Ryde Africa in The Gambia

Meet Ebou Lawrence Mendy founder of the software company Kameko Gambia , a company that builds customs solutions for small and medium enterprises.  However, besides doing client work, Ebou and his team are also spinning of their own solutions as for example the ride hailing app Ryde Africa and a lightweight accounting solution for Gambian businesses.  In the interview…

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How Mikaïla Issa engages and impacts rural communities through ICT tools with WÀTU Digital Lab

In this episode, meet Mikaïla Issa, the co-founder of WÀTU Digital Lab based out of Dakar, Senegal.  WÀTU Digital Lab is a digital communication agency that connects, engages and impacts rural communities through ICT tools to empower the youth and women in the agriculture sector.  WÀTU Digital Lab also helps its clients to strengthen their network of partners,…

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How Muinat Atunnise created a purpose driven design and manufacturing company with Atunnise Clothiers

Meet Muinat Atunnise, the founder and creative director of Atunnise Clothiers, both a design and clothing brand as well as a production hub for designers that specializes on manufacturing ready to wear garment for women and children all the while empowering people through training and development and designing a work environment that gives people another chance…

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Making visions and aspirations reality: How Kebba-Omar Jagne built MOVAAR in The Gambia

Meet Kebba-Omar Jagne the founder of Movaar, a social enterprise in The Gambia that runs and builds programs and platforms for skills formation and specialisation for those that want to hone in on particular skills. And they also have an incubator program for businesses and income generating activities.  In the interview that we did with Omar back in 2019, Omar…

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Savenhart Technology: How Tolu Williams Pioneers the Acceleration of Electric Mobility Technology in Africa

Meet Tolu Williams, the founder of Savenhart Technology a company that is focussed on renewable energy technology and electric powered transportation, selling sell electric bikes and scooters and customising them to meet local road requirements.  When Tolu got into this industry it actually started out as a hobby. Initially he just bought an electric scooter for himself. When people started noticing and showing…

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Green Gold Social Enterprise PART 2: On Sustainable Agriculture with Femke Matorwmasen-Akkermans

In this episode meet Femke Matorwmasen-Akkermans, co-founder of Green Gold Social Enterprise, an agriculture company focused in growing moringa and using moringa as a cash crop to support rural communities. Recently they developed their systems into restorative agriculture to make their production sustainable for both humans and nature.  In the last interview we shared with you guys, you heard…

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Green Gold Social Enterprise: How Clement Matorwmasen empowers rural communities with Moringa PART 1

In this episode meet Clement Matorwmasen, the co-founder of Green Gold Social Enterprise, an agriculture company focused in growing moringa and using moringa as a cash crop to support rural communities.  Clement started with moringa over 17 years ago because he saw the potential for this plant to change people’s lives and he saw that because of…

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Hustlenomics: How Nhlanhla Ndlovu Provides Sustainable Housing in South African Townships

Meet Nhlanhla Ndlovu the founder of Hustlenomics, a for-profit impact driven social enterprise that’s dedicated to replacing informal backyard shacks in the South African townships with formal durable houses for low-income households.  So Nhlanhla himself grew up in a township having to share a living space with 12 other siblings and relatives. When he built his own shack…

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Wireless Technology Lab: How Joseph S.K. Pambu Brings Technology Access and Literacy to Rural Communities in Liberia

In this episode meet Joseph S.K. Pambu Jr. the founder of Wireless Technology Lab, a social enterprise on a mission to bring computer awareness and literacy training to young people in rural Liberia. So Joseph got introduced to computers early on in his life through his uncle and has developed his fascination for the devices…

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How Albert Diouf Helps Senegal’s Farmers Increase Their Income with Agri-Foodtech Startup AfrikaMart

In this episode, meet Albert Diouf, the founder of AfrikaMart, an Agri-Foodtech Startup in Senegal, that is working on efficient ways to aggregate and move local produce all the while ensuring a significantly higher payoff for the smallholder farmers, supplying fresh local quality products to supermarkets in urban areas and using an integrated supply chain system…

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MAX.NG: How Chinedu Azodoh helps Nigerians beat traffic with a safe and affordable delivery service

In this episode, meet Chinedu Azodoh, the co-founder of MAX.NG a Nigerian company that is aiming to make motorcycle taxis and transport safe, affordable and accessible. They achieve this by training the drivers on their app, regulations and giving drivers a safety score by measuring how they drive in real time, which helps them to…

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How Fa Diallo Trains Women as Early Childhood Professionals with Institut Académique des Bébés

Meet Fa Diallo, the founder of Institut Académique des Bébés a social enterprise that trains mostly unemployed young women as early childhood professionals and helps them find jobs as caretakers for baby’s. Initially when coming back to Senegal from France, Fa had planned to start a business in Finance. However, when she had challenges finding…

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MACQUARIE MEDICAL CARE: How Armid Azadeh & Tosaline Auene Decentralize Healthcare in Namibia with Telemedicine

In this interview meet Armid Azadeh, the founder of MACQUARIE MEDICAL CARE and Tosaline Auene, Response Coordinator at MACQUARIE MEDICAL CARE, who speak about how they provide health for remote communities and lodges in Namibia through telemedicine and digital health innovation. It all started when Dr. Armid, after his return to Namibia around 2010 and 11 started to…

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Hakeem Jimo, co-founder VeggieVictory

How Hakeem Jimo & Bola Adeyanju started Nigeria’s First Plant-Based Food Tech Company Veggie Victory

Meet Hakeem Jimo, the co-founder of VeggieVictory, a Lagos based company that was the first to introduce vegan meat substitutes into the Nigerian market on a commercial scale.  Hakeem and his wife Bola Adeyanju started VeggieVictory as a vegan restaurant, after Hakeem, himself a vegan for many years, came back from a trip to Asia where…

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