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HELB, Jamii Bora Bank launch student smart card

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Jamii Bora Bank Limited (JBBL), Maasai Mara University (MMARAU) and the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) have partnered to launch a payment solution for university students who benefit from state loans. The JBB Smart Card enables HELB to disburse student loans directly to the students’ electronic wallets from where they are able to pay for tuition, food and other services. ... Read More »

8 signs you have an entrepreneurial spirit

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You may have tried to create a company, and it tanked terribly. But how many entrepreneurs really nail it on the first attempt? Or maybe you assumed entrepreneurship runs through your veins but can’t seem to find the motivation to turn your prototype into a viable product. So how do you really know if you’re made for the gritty but rewarding journey of ... Read More »

Jobless law graduate finds success in relocation business

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After completing his Law degree from Catholic University in 2009, Ignatius Mwimbi went to the streets to sell eggs, sausages and fruits to cater for his newborn baby. During the evenings, after the street hustle, Mwimbi would visit Cyber Café owned by Patrick Waihenya seeking for and applying for jobs online. Both Mwimbi and Waihenya never knew that they would become business partners in ... Read More »

Coke digital platform aims to empower 25,000 African youth

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The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) has unveiled a new digital technology platform that will connect young people to employment, training and mentoring opportunities in its pan-African youth empowerment initiative, Youth Empowered for Success (YES!). The new YES! Technology platform will enable wider accessibility and greater scale for the program, providing life skills training, business skills training and access to employment ... Read More »

4 young Kenyan business leaders share their secrets to success

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What sets exceptional, fast-rising and results-driven young professionals apart? Is it the schools they attended? Far-reaching networks? Or is there a particular path they followed to scale the rungs of their respective careers? This is what we set to find out. We talked to four of the 10 winners – all under 40 years old – of the CFC Stanbic ... Read More »

Ford selects Moi, Maseno Uni for community projects in Kenya

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The Ford Motor Company Fund has selected two community projects in Kenya that will receive funding and support for the next three years as part of the Enactus Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3). The Ford C3 initiative has been introduced in four African countries in partnership with global non-profit organisation Enactus, offering selected universities/colleges an opportunity to present an ... Read More »

Nigerian teen brothers develop Android mobile web browser

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While most typical teenagers are busy downloading the latest apps and pushing their parents to buy for them the latest gadgets, Lagos-based brothers Anesi and Osine Ikhianosime taught themselves how to code and developed an Android-based web browser called Crocodile Browser Lite. According to pctechmag.com, 13-year-old Anesi and his 15-old brother Osine, formed a company inspired by Microsoft and named ... Read More »

23-year old Cameroonian M-health startup recognized by Queen Elizabeth

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Alain Nteff, a Telecommunications Engineering student and social entrepreneur, has been recognized by Queen Elizabeth under the umbrella of the inaugural Queens Young Leaders Award for his efforts in improving maternal and infant health. Nteff is the Co-founder of GiftedMom, a mobile health technology social enterprise that has impacted over 3,000 pregnant women and mothers in Cameroon. Nteff met Her Majesty ... Read More »

‘You don’t have capital’ Jack Ma was once told. Alibaba now worth $300B

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Jack Ma: Before I founded Alibaba, I invited 24 friends to my house to discuss the business opportunity. After discussing for a full two hours, they were still confused — I have to say that I may not have put myself across in a clear manner then. The verdict: 23 out of the 24 people in the room told me ... Read More »

Mavoko students’ UK-sold cards raises funds to renovate class

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If you go to Form Three East of Mavoko Secondary School in the next few months, it will be different. The class is going to be renovated, thanks to the seasonal hand-made cards being sold abroad after being designed and made by the school’s students. The project started late last year courtesy of Superior Homes Kenya who gave the school ... Read More »

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