Africa being the 6th out of 10 fastest growing economy in the world, entrepreneurship and business investments forms one of the major pillars in building the nations’ economy. Not only does it creates room for integration and innovation for sustainable livelihood but also creates an economic hub through job...
Entrepreneurship is no longer the ‘thing’ people do when they can’t get a job as Silvya Kananu puts it. “There needs to be practical education to help spur budding entrepreneurs to maximize their potential and be able to create scalable.” Silvya is the Country Manager for Sinapis Organization-a business accelerator...
Bernard Kiragu, a Managing Partner at Scribes Services, is a man who is passionate about corporate governance and ethical standards for overall organization success. As an MD, he has partnered with firms like International Finance Corporation to facilitate workshops for Directors and executive staff of companies for efficient service....
A man of Eritrean descent trotting the world to offer consultancy on business development, Jonas Tefsu’s passion for investments has seen him speak and teach at workshops and conferences around the globe. As a founder of startups like Byspire, Style Advice, Avery Ventures and Oslo Greenhouse, he commands a...
Every coffee lover knows that Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee and the finest producer of specialty coffee in the world. It is the source of the best hand roasting artisans.Hospitality, which is the core of Garden of Coffee doesn’t get any more authentic and heartfelt than in Ethiopia. ...
Irene Wanjiku is the founder and CEO of Rexe Roofing Products Limited, a firm she established seven years ago after resigning from her job at a construction company. She had joined the company as a receptionist and grew across the ranks learning incredible skills that would later catapult her...
Andrey Yakunin is the Co-Founding Partner of VIY Management LLP. StartUp Magazine spoke with Mr Yakunin to find out more about VIYMs view of the Russian hospitality market and the most promising investment opportunities currently available. What are the major differences between running a hospitality business in Russia and abroad?  “I...
Pentair is a multinational that was established five decades ago with its global headquarters in Minneapolis USA. The firm delivers industry leading products, services and solutions that help people make the best use of the resources they rely on most. Through its revolutionary technology, Pentair ensures water available is...
By MKU When the door to his teaching job slammed shut 20 years ago, Dr Simon Gicharu embarked on an odyssey into the unknown. Coincidentally, this fateful dismissal swung open a new window of opportunity and forever changed his destiny and the lives of thousands of others. After intense thinking about...
The bank is on a transformational journey anchored on rebrand, tech, partnerships and people to be a Tier II bank by 2019 Sidian Bank-a full-service commercial bank providing an array of financial services to individuals and enterprises recently announced its strategic realignment, which began with a re-brand in April 2016,...