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UoN graduates shortlisted in Sh3M start-up innovation prize

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A few months ago, we reported how a team of University of Nairobi graduates is turning mobile money on its head by creating a platform that provides services to mobile money users across all networks. Chura is solving mobile money interoperability bottlenecks by offering services such airtime purchase, mobile data and mobile money transfer irrespective of the operator. Chura, which ... Read More »

Five game changing startups in Kenya

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Africa has gained reputation as having the largest number of startups. In Kenya, startups are booming fast in all sectors and industries. The government’s intent on encouraging this trend has been boosted by the improvement of access to funding for small and medium enterprises by financial institutions. I will take you through some of the most promising startups and bring ... Read More »

CS Waiguru’s son discusses entrepreneurship, dreams and goals at TEDx

Ian Waiguru

While we all know the effective and influential Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, little is known about her son, Ian Waiguru. Ian is a student, a pianist, band member and an entrepreneur. The 18-year-old ICT and Math A-level student at Brookhouse started got into entrepreneurship after his mum challenged him to try his hands in business. Ian has ... Read More »

VIDEO: How the rich get richer by saving #ThroughPass

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Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is an advocate of living a simple life and saving for investment. Buffett’s frugal life is renowned. He lives in the same house since 1958, drives a simple car and eats what we would call junk food. “Don’t save what is left after spending; spend what is left after saving,” the Billionaire is quoted as saying. ... Read More »

How two Nigerian students in USIU plan to change the way we dress


We caught up with two beautiful USIU students that know and truly represent what style is. Oshe clothing is a clothing line established in Nigeria by Anita Ashiru and Anne Okeya in early 2014. Their fashion line revolves around the idiom ‘two sides of the same coin.’ This stems from the philosophy that everyone has two personalities, the western and ... Read More »

APPLY: She Leads Africa and Huawei Fellowship Programme

A general view shows the headoffice of Chinese telecom giant Huawei in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province on Feburary 21, 2011.  Huawei said it has taken the "difficult decision" to abandon its acquisition of US computer firm 3Leaf Systems, after a US panel voiced security concerns about the deal.    CHINA (STR/AFP/Getty Image)

Huawei and She Leads Africa (SLA) have opened applications for a week long innovation tour to Shenzhen and Shangai China, for top young women building technology companies across Africa. The partnership provides the women an opportunity to visit Huawei HQ, China and receive behind the scenes experience with Huawei, network with peer entrepreneurs and develop relationships with investors/companies interested in ... Read More »

From fashionista to founder: Olive Gachara on building her brand

Olive Gachara

Olive Gachara has accomplished more than most people will in their entire lives — and she’s not yet 30 years old. She’s opened a modeling agency, earned a business degree, built her own consultancy, advised fashion publications, and published a magazine. Gachara may make it look easy, but she’s encountered her fair share of setbacks like any good entrepreneur. In 2004, ... Read More »

Win Sh600K and learn about the stock exchange in the NSE Challenge


The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has launched the 2015 NSE Investment Challenge aimed at inculcating an investment culture among the youth in universities and other tertiary institutions of higher learning. Speaking during the launch Mr. Geoffrey Odundo, the Chief Executive Nairobi Securities Exchange said The Exchange is committed to educating and informing the public on the Capital Markets. “The investment ... Read More »

Burundi students hunger for change in the face of economic downturn

Burundi University

Like most students in Burundi, Serge Claver Nzisabira can barely make ends meet, even when he shares a miniscule two-room address with four others in a Bujumbura suburb. All five of them struggle to keep up with their rent, which eats up their meagre monthly scholarship of 30,000 Burundian francs (about $19 / 17.5 euros). They share only two mattresses, ... Read More »

(Infographic) 10 most valuable startups launched by students

Mark Zuckerberg at his desk. Image source: Tiphereth

Are you dreaming of launching your own startup, but you are still a college student? Get inspired by the new infographic by Essaymama.com writing service team. The graphic below tells about the greatest and the most valuable businesses that were launched by students. Read: Entrepreneurship vs Employment – Join the discussion Read More »

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