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Crowdfunding Tips for African Entrepreneurs: 7 Things You Should Know

Over the years, crowdfunding has become an effective alternative for entrepreneurs to raise funds for their business ideas. Crowdfunding allows entrepreneurs to raise capital without giving up too much equity. This avenue also provides an alternative to those who may have difficulty gaining access to traditional sources of funding. Indeed, many have had enormous success …

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Founder of the AWP Network on How to Improve the Lives of Women Farmers

\”It\’s about creating an ecosystem and putting women farmers in the supply chain of how agriculture is done specifically in Nigeria.\” Africa Data Challenge Winner Mary Olushoga – Helping Nigerian women farmers become entrepreneurs Co-winner of the Planet Earth Institute’s Africa Data Challenge, Mary Olushoga is the founder of AWP Network. In this interview, she …

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Founder of the AWP Network to Receive Award at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster

Mary Olushoga, Founder of the AWP Network will receive an award from U.K based organization, the Planet Earth Institute. The award ceremony will take place at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster in London and will be chaired by PEI Trustee, Lord Paul Boateng. The event will feature presentations, as well as contributions from relevant experts on …

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Planet Earth Institute Invests in the AWP Network Agropreneur Project

The Planet Earth Institute (PEI), an international NGO working for the scientific independence of Africa has made a commitment to fund the AWP Network Agropreneur project.  Dr Álvaro Sobrinho, chairman of the Planet Earth Institute said, “data holds a huge amount of promise for scientific development in Africa and for many different business sectors too, but we have …

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Founder of the AWP Network, Mary Olushoga Wins Africa Data Challenge

November 18, 2014 – The Planet Earth Institute hosted the first-ever ‘Africa Data Challenge,’ as part of its #ScienceAfrica UnConference. The challenge is a groundbreaking competition that invites well-qualified parties to pitch their ideas for projects that harness data for real human impact in Africa. While the ‘data revolution’ is a major theme in conversations on …

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