Category: Podcast

The African Techie, Rebecca Enonchong

The African Techie, Rebecca Enonchong

Rebecca Enonchong is founder and Chief Executive Officer of AppsTech, a leading global provider of enterprise application solutions. She is also cofounder of I/O Spaces, an inclusive coworking space in the Washington DC metro area.

She is Board Chair of … Keep Reading »

Nigerian Ecommerce Star, Drinks.ng

Nigerian Ecommerce Star, Drinks.ng

Lanre Akinlagun is the Founder & CEO Drinks.ng, a Lagos, Nigeria based e-commerce company specializing in drinks with an extensive range of beverages comprising both alcohol and soft drinks. Before starting Drinks.ng, Lanre was an early executive at Iroko, where … Keep Reading »

Top 5 Africa Startup Ecosystem Episodes & Insights

Top 5 Africa Startup Ecosystem Episodes & Insights

On this episode we dive into our top 5 episode that we’ve ever done with leaders in the African startup ecosystems. Featured guests include Eghosa Omoigui, Zekarias Amsalu, Johnni Kjelsgaard, Osarumen Osamuyi, Konstantin Tsanis.… Keep Reading »

When Technology and Politicians Collide with Alex Barrera

When Technology and Politicians Collide with Alex Barrera

Alex Barrera is the CEO at The Aleph Report (thealeph.com) where he writes about the strategic implications of cutting-edge technology and help companies understand how to survive the future.

Prior to Aleph, Alex cofounded two major startup accelerators, tech.eu, and … Keep Reading »

The Charter City Model for Frontier Market Ecosystem Building

The Charter City Model for Frontier Market Ecosystem Building

Dr. Mark Lutter is Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Innovative Governance Research, a nonprofit creating the ecosystem for charter cities. Prior to launching the Center for Innovative Governance Research, he was Lead Economist for NeWAY Capital, an … Keep Reading »

India’s 3 Tiered Startup Economy

India’s 3 Tiered Startup Economy

Sajith Pai is a Director at Blume Ventures, one of India’s leading early-stage venture firms with $150M under management. After a two-decade long stint in Media & Entertainment, much of it in The Times of India Group, across Strategy & … Keep Reading »

Developing the Lagos Ecosystem

Developing the Lagos Ecosystem

Uwem Uwemakpan is the Programme Manager for the Tony Elumelu Foundation, one of the largest Pan-African Entrepreneurship Programs which convenes the biggest gathering of African Entrepreneurs yearly. Uwem is also the Lagos Chapter Director of Silicon Valley based Startup Grind … Keep Reading »

Vietnam’s Rising Ecosystems with Andrew Rowan

Vietnam’s Rising Ecosystems with Andrew Rowan

Andrew Rowan is the Author of Startup Vietnam, an American entrepreneur, and an Entrepreneur in Residence with the Swiss Entrepreneurship Program, currently living in Peru. Andrew has previously lived in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City for one year where … Keep Reading »

Blockchain in China, Asia Pacific, & Beyond!

Blockchain in China, Asia Pacific, & Beyond!

Xiaochen Zhang is the Cofounder and President of Fintech4good and brings more than 16 years of thought leadership and global experience to build impactful solutions and enable innovative ideas in North America, Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia. FinTech4Good introduces … Keep Reading »

Advancing Social Impact Startups in Canada

Advancing Social Impact Startups in Canada

Kari Gordon is the Executive Director of Startup Calgary. She is a champion of the startup community, bringing together diverse people, skills, and experiences to foster innovation. She has been instrumental in leading Alberta to transform economic downturn into … Keep Reading »

Gener8tor Accelerators for Musicians, Artists, & High Growth Startups

Gener8tor Accelerators for Musicians, Artists, & High Growth Startups

Troy Vosseller is the Co-Founder of gener8tor, A Concierge Startup Accelerator and has run accelerators in partnership with Allianz, American Family Insurance, and more. His first company was a dorm room t-shirt brand, Sconnie Nation (www.sconnie.com). That has since spawned … Keep Reading »

Jumia IPO, the genius of Mines.io, & more!

Jumia IPO, the genius of Mines.io, & more!

Osarumen Osamuyi is the author of the Subtext, an Entrepreneur in Residence at Africa’s Talking labs in Nairobi, and a great thinker in Africa’s Tech Community. He was previously based in Lagos and served as head of investment and ecosystem … Keep Reading »

The Rise of Detroit’s Startup Ecosystem

The Rise of Detroit’s Startup Ecosystem

Kelly Lapierre is the cofounder and partner at Venture Catalysts, a non-profit with the mission of building an inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem in Detroit through strategic large scale entrepreneurship events and targeted growth programs. We provide leadership, training, and mentorship for founders and ecosystem leaders. … Keep Reading »

A discussion on Israel’s current startup environment

A discussion on Israel’s current startup environment

Yariv Lotan is the Head of Strategic Sector Development for Startup Nation Central. Start-Up Nation Central is an independent non-profit that builds bridges for Israeli innovation. They connect business, government, and NGO leaders from around the world with Israeli innovation, … Keep Reading »

Startup Spotlight – Liftoff Capital

Startup Spotlight – Liftoff Capital

Liftoff Capital is the new standard in business connections! By incubating entrepreneurs and their ideas, and matchmaking them to a worldwide network of investors, Liftoff Capital removes the barriers from the investment process. Think of us as a dating site … Keep Reading »

Connecting the DC Cyber & Blockchain Communities

Connecting the DC Cyber & Blockchain Communities

Brian Park is a startup evangelist, advisor, and angel investor. He is the director for Startup Grind DC and Managing Director at the SparkLabs Cyber+Blockchain (formerly Fishbowl Labs), which is the premiere startup accelerator in the Washington DC area.

He … Keep Reading »

Startup Spotlight – Quickcheck.ng

Startup Spotlight – Quickcheck.ng

QuickCheck is a modern app-based lending platform that provides instant short term loans that are non collateral based. We save our users the boring paper work associated with traditional loan establishments. With QuickCheck you can take loans anytime anywhere anyday. … Keep Reading »