China’s growing influence in the global startup ecosystem

China’s growing influence in the global startup ecosystem

Eric Olander is the co-founder of the China Africa Project (CAP), an independent, non-partisan media initiative dedicated to exploring every facet of China’s engagement in Africa. Eric is also the co-host of the weekly China in Africa podcast that is … Keep Reading »

The Africa-India Digital Transformation Parallels

The Africa-India Digital Transformation Parallels

Aubrey Hruby is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center. She is also co-founder of Insider and the Africa Expert Network (AXN), Co-host of the NewThink Podcast and an active investor in African start-ups. In her role at … Keep Reading »

Top 5 MENA Startup Ecosystem

Top 5 MENA Startup Ecosystem

On this episode we dive into our top 5 episode that we’ve ever done with leaders in the MENA startup ecosystems. Featured guests include Ali Abukumail, Idriss Al Rifai, Jacob Korenblum, Simon Galpin, and Yariv Lotan.

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Top 5 Canadian Startup Ecosystem Insights

Top 5 Canadian Startup Ecosystem Insights

On this episode we dive into our top 5 episode that we’ve ever done with leaders in the Canadian startup ecosystems. Featured guests include Mark Organ, Mark Maclean, Charles Boulanger, Rivers Corbett, and Marie Chevrier.… Keep Reading »

Opportunities in building fintech solutions for Latin America’s SMEs

Opportunities in building fintech solutions for Latin America’s SMEs

Julio Lavalle is the Cofounder of Poupa Certo and MiBolsillo, mobile apps that digitize financial behaviors and tasks to build a financially healthy generation with less human intervention and reduced transaction costs for both end users and financial institutions to … Keep Reading »

Ranking the Global Startup Ecosystem with StartupBlink’s Eli David

Ranking the Global Startup Ecosystem with StartupBlink’s Eli David

Eli David is the co-founder of StartupBlink.com, global map and research center of the global startup ecosystem. They work with dozens of governments and municipalities on the promotion and mapping of their ecosystems. StartupBlink was featured in hundreds of magazines … Keep Reading »

The Ethiopia Fintech Diaries

The Ethiopia Fintech Diaries

This special installment of The Global Startup Movement podcast was recorded at the Africa Fintech Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with 4 tech ecosystem player including Adam Abate Cofounder & CEO of Apposit, Yemiru Chanyalew CEO of Moneta Technologies, Saad … Keep Reading »

How entrepreneurs and innovators can solve our environmental challenges

How entrepreneurs and innovators can solve our environmental challenges

Kristin Rechberger is CEO of Dynamic Planet, a company that invests in conservation enterprises so that people and nature can thrive: wilderness protection (land and sea), sustainable tourism, food-energy-water security, and market transformation towards sustainable sourcing and consumption. 

As SVP … Keep Reading »

Blockchain Disruption in Emerging Markets with Shailee Adinolfi

Blockchain Disruption in Emerging Markets with Shailee Adinolfi

Shailee Aldinofi is Director of Public Sector Solutions at ConsenSys, a global blockchain technology company building the infrastructure, applications, and practices that enable a decentralized world. She served as Vice President of BanQu, a blockchain-based platform for supply chain transparency. … Keep Reading »

Fighting for Internet Freedom in Iran

Fighting for Internet Freedom in Iran

Nizar Zakka is a Lebanese national and US permanent resident who was arrested by Iran in 2015, and was imprisoned until 2019 on charges of espionage for the United States. Zakka worked as an Internet freedom advocate and served as … Keep Reading »

The Startup Opportunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Startup Opportunity in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Nathaniel Houghton is the Cofounder & President of the Congo Leadership Initiative where he provides leadership and entrepreneurship training to young people living in the Congo. Through his work he’s seen the entrepreneurship ecosystem grow and evolve and believes the market … Keep Reading »

Top 5 Latin America Startup Ecosystem

Top 5 Latin America Startup Ecosystem

On this episode we dive into our top 5 episode that we’ve ever done with leaders in the Latin American startup ecosystems. Featured guests include Marcus Dantus, Lisa Besserman, Jose Cayasso, Roberto Musso, and Jonathan Lewy.… Keep Reading »

Visualizing the World’s Most Important Data

Visualizing the World’s Most Important Data

Adil Yalcin is the founder and CEO of Keshif, a software tool at the intersection of analytics, design, and engineering. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Maryland as a member of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab. … Keep Reading »

How Data Analytics Can Accelerate Development in Frontier Markets

How Data Analytics Can Accelerate Development in Frontier Markets

Sadaf (Safi) Lakhani is the Cofounder & CEO of Cognitiks a mission driven social enterprise. That works with organizations in emerging and high-risk markets to optimize social & environmental risk management and maximize social impact. Safi has 18+ years of experience … Keep Reading »

How Kevin Barrow is Unlocking Sustainable Development Ecosystems

How Kevin Barrow is Unlocking Sustainable Development Ecosystems

KGB (Kevin Gordon Barrow) is the Founder & CEO of Mark Labs, a software company which helps organizations effectively manage the risk associated with funding social impact projects. He is a serial social entrepreneur, having worked on startups dealing with … Keep Reading »