African Women Entrepreneurs

The King Baudouin Foundation Honors Founder of WeCyclers, Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola

On October 25, The King Baudouin Foundation, the leading resource for philanthropic giving to Europe and Africa, held a private dinner at Sea Grill in New York City to honor Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola the founder of WeCyclers. WeCyclers is a Lagos-based social enterprise focused on giving low-income communities in developing countries a chance to capture value from …

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Call for Ideas

The Lab is holding an open call for ideas for financial instruments that can unlock investment to tackle some of the most difficult climate and sustainable development challenges. The Lab is seeking ideas for financial instruments that can unlock investment for climate mitigation and adaptation projects in developing countries. This year, the Lab has a …

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Honeywell Group-Backed Accelerator Showcases Leading Lagos Tech Startups

Lagos-based accelerator and investment vehicle Itanna, backed by leading Nigerian corporate the Honeywell Group, today held its inaugural Demo Day, marking the end of its four-month innovation program for tech-enabled, for-profit African startups. Held at Itanna’s Enterprise Factory, Demo Day saw the pilot Cohort pitch to Honeywell Group’s extensive network of high net-worth investors, as …

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Millennial Youtuber, Florentina Agu Wants to Change How Restaurants Serve Nigerians

Florentina Agu is on a mission to improve restaurant service quality in Nigeria using her YouTube channel as a tool for change. Agu states, \”I was inspired to start “Dining Out with Flo” after attending a YouTube masterclass organized by Google Nigeria on July 27, 2018. It was after this event that I decided to …

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African Startup Winning! CEO of Sosai Renewable Energies, Habiba Ali Wins UN SDG WE Empower Challenge

The WE Empower UN SDG Challenge is the first of its kind global business competition for women entrepreneurs who are advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and inspiring entire communities to act to create the world we want by 2030.  The WE Empower Challenge honors five women entrepreneurs, one from each of the five UN …

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Apply: UN SDG Challenge for Women Entrepreneurs

The WE Empower UN SDG Challenge is a global business competition for women entrepreneurs who are advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Five finalists, one from each UN region, will  receive an all-expenses paid trip to New York during the UN Global Goals week (September 24-29, 2018) to participate in a series of tailored trainings and events. …

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