Blockchain for Africa with Yele Bademosi

Blockchain for Africa with Yele Bademosi

Yele Bademosi is a Director at Binance Labs a fund and initiative to incubate, invest and empower top blockchain and cryptocurrency entrepreneurs, projects, and communities.

Yele is Focused on developing the blockchain ecosystem in Africa, as well as sourcing/investing in blockchain projects and … Keep Reading »

Lambda School’s Austen Allred on the future of education

Lambda School’s Austen Allred on the future of education

Austen Allred is the CEO and Co-Founder of Lambda School. Lambda School trains people online to be software engineers at no up-front cost. Instead of paying tuition, students can agree to pay a percentage of their income after they’re employed, and only … Keep Reading »

The $300M fund investing in Midwest startups

The $300M fund investing in Midwest startups

Chris Olsen is the Cofounder and Partner at Drive Capital. Chris started Drive Capital in 2012 after serving as a partner at Sequoia Capital for six years, where he focused s investments in growth stage opportunities. Chris and his cofounding … Keep Reading »

Toro Orero, the Tim Draper backed African VC

Toro Orero, the Tim Draper backed African VC

Toro Orero is the Founder and Managing Partner at Draper Dark Flow, a silicon valley venture capital fund (backed by Tim Draper; Founder, DFJ) for African startups that can change the world. More recently he is the Founder at TravelGee.AI, a … Keep Reading »

Nigeria’s Digital Banking Environment

Nigeria’s Digital Banking Environment

Dr. Konstantinos Tsanis is currently leading the innovation and transformation arm of the first digital bank of Africa, Alat, created by WEMA Bank. He is a seasoned financial technology and digitalization executive, with 12+ years hands of experience across different … Keep Reading »

From Poverty to Multinational Entrepreneur with Peter Karenge

From Poverty to Multinational Entrepreneur with Peter Karenge

Peter Karenge is the President and Founder of BizSolutions 360, a full service architectural, engineering and consulting firm, that has designed, built, financed, operated and managed projects and programs around the globe. He’s an architect and entrepreneur who is passionate … Keep Reading »

How the Puerto Rico Startup Community bounced back after Hurricane Maria

How the Puerto Rico Startup Community bounced back after Hurricane Maria

This panel discussion features two startup ecosystem builders in Puerto Rico Carlos Jiménez of YEES PR! and Denisse Rodríguez Colón of Colmena66 and the Puerto Rico Science Technology and Research Trust. We discuss the story of the startup community in Puerto Rico post Hurricane … Keep Reading »

VC in Cape Town with 4Di’s Justin Stanford

VC in Cape Town with 4Di’s Justin Stanford

Justin Stanford is the co-founder and managing director of 4Di Group an early-stage technology venture capital fund based in Cape Town, South Africa. Having founded his first startup attempt at the age of 18, Justin has been involved in tech … Keep Reading »

The Buenos Aires Startup Ecosystem with Lisa Besserman

The Buenos Aires Startup Ecosystem with Lisa Besserman

Lisa Besserman,is the Founder and CEO of Startup Buenos Aires (SUBA), a community organization and educational accelerator aimed to inspire, connect and support startups and entrepreneurship in Latin America. SUBA provides tools & resources to cultivate a strong and sustainable … Keep Reading »

Accelerating Africa’s High Potential Entrepreneurs

Accelerating Africa’s High Potential Entrepreneurs

Johnni Kjelsgaard is the Founder and CEO of GrowthAfrica. Since starting GrowthAfrica, Johnni and his team have helped to accelerate 152 startups with $42 Million in total venture capital being raised by startups going through their accelerator.

He has spent most … Keep Reading »

The Emergence of Ethiopia’s Sheba Valley

The Emergence of Ethiopia’s Sheba Valley

Zekarias Amsalu is the Founder & MD of Ibex Frontier, with presence in Ethiopia, London, and Washington DC. Zekarias started his career in the private Banking sector in Ethiopia followed by a regional Finance and Treasury role at Shell Oil East … Keep Reading »

Panel – Current State of Africa’s Startup Ecosystems

Panel – Current State of Africa’s Startup Ecosystems

This panel session was recorded at the Trade with Africa Business Summit in Bentonville, Arkansas over the summer. The topic of the panel was around what is driving the growth of startups and the emergence of innovation hubs across the … Keep Reading »

How the Midwest can thrive in the 3rd Wave of the Internet

How the Midwest can thrive in the 3rd Wave of the Internet


Scott Phillips is the founder of Civic Ninjas, and co-founder/CEO of Isocentric Networks. Scott is the founder/organizer of multiple events connecting the Tulsa startup ecosystem including Ignite Tulsa, Tulsa Startup Weekend and Maker Faire Tulsa. Scott has been recognized in … Keep Reading »

An Entrepreneurship Methodology for Emerging Economies

An Entrepreneurship Methodology for Emerging Economies


Roberto Musso is the President at Digevo Group, a Chile-based organization that starts and groups innovative companies in the IT sector. Roberto is the founding partner of more than 25 companies in IT including, Izit, 3Gmotion, NCS Americas, and Beemox. … Keep Reading »

Grassroots Startup Community Building with Laís De Oliveira

Grassroots Startup Community Building with Laís De Oliveira

Laís De Oliveira has built some of the fastest growing startup communities in Malaysia on behalf of Startup Grind, Techstars (Startup Digest), TheList.KL and MaGIC (Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre). She founded and sold her first business (8spaces.co) to … Keep Reading »

Ireland’s VC and Angel capital ecosystem

Ireland’s VC and Angel capital ecosystem

Alan Costello is the Venture Investment Leader for NDRC where he sources startups, supports them, pushes them towards customer validation and then think about scaling globally. He is also a Board member of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisors as … Keep Reading »

Catalyzing Haiti’s startup ecosystem with Marc Alain Boucicault

Catalyzing Haiti’s startup ecosystem with Marc Alain Boucicault

Marc Alain Boucicault is the founder of Banj, a local entrepreneurship hub in Port-au-Prince. He’s worked in international development for 8 years based in Port-au-Prince and in Washington, DC at the World Bank then with the Inter-American Development Bank. In 2010, Marc co-founded Groupe ECHO Haiti, … Keep Reading »