Videos

How to speak so that people want to listen to you — You’ll learn quite a lot from this!

By |2016-06-02T00:18:52+01:00June 23rd, 2016|Get Inspired!, Videos|

Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? As entrepreneurs, we often find ourselves in situations when we need to influence, inspire, convince, negotiate or simply communicate an idea. Our audience could be potential partners, investors, a loan officer at a bank, or just one or several of your employees. Your ability [...]

Africa’s Cheetah Generation — If you love Africa, you need to watch this!

By |2016-06-02T00:11:14+01:00June 16th, 2016|Get Inspired!, Videos|

I can't believe this video is already several years old, but it remains -- to this day -- one of the most candid and explosive TED Talks about Africa I have ever seen. This amazing man really says it as it is! Ghanaian economist, George Ayittey, sees Africa's future as a fight between Hippos — [...]

Inspiring Innovation — How this 13-year old invented a solution to protect livestock from lions

By |2017-03-01T17:21:11+01:00June 9th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Technology and Telecoms, Videos|

Cattle is central to the economy and livelihoods of the Maasai, but constant attacks on their livestock by lions from the nearby Nairobi National Park in Kenya remains a recurring problem that has defied solutions for a long time. Richard Turere is a 13-year-old Maasai boy who looks after his father's cattle and has experienced [...]

Micro-insurance for small farmers — This amazing idea is changing lives for farmers in East Africa (Must Watch!)

By |2017-03-01T17:21:11+01:00June 2nd, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Videos|

In 1984, there was a terrible drought in Kenya that led to very poor harvests that made life miserable for many farmers in the country. Drought is a sad reality in many parts of Africa. Farmers may plant seeds and put in all the hard work, but if it doesn't rain enough, they could lose [...]

Why aren’t snails eaten in East Africa? Meet Rosemary, Kenya’s ONLY Snail Farmer!

By |2017-03-01T17:21:11+01:00May 26th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Rosemary Odinga is arguably the only entrepreneur who's actively involved in snail farming in Kenya. Unlike in West Africa where snails are heavily consumed as a delicacy, East Africans aren't big fans of snail meat. Rosemary discovered the business opportunity in snail farming after a visit to Nigeria. She started her snail farm nearly 8 [...]

Liquid gold: How this entrepreneur makes money from rabbit urine

By |2017-03-01T17:21:12+01:00May 19th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Rabbit farming is catching on across Africa for several reasons. Unlike other livestock, rabbits are not resource intensive animals and their meat is considered lean (low fat) and very healthy. Carolyne Chebet is a Kenyan entrepreneur who farms rabbits not just for their meat, but for their urine -- which is a rich raw material [...]

Meet the urban farmer who plants and harvests vegetables from vertical sacks

By |2017-03-01T17:21:12+01:00May 12th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Videos|

As more Africans move to urban areas, finding space for agribusiness in most cities in a tough challenge. But what if you don't need a lot of space to farm? What if you could plant crops (like vegetables) in sacks? Well, it appears this is not a pipe dream. Some urban farmers in Kenya have pulled [...]

Chameleon farming in Kenya – This exotic business will literally blow your mind!

By |2017-03-01T17:21:12+01:00May 5th, 2016|Agribusiness and Food, Business ideas, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Across the world, chameleons mean different things to different people. Some consider this strange reptile to be a bad omen. Some other people think it's poisonous. But there are others who absolutely love them and covet them as beautiful, unique and exotic pets. And these chameleon lovers will pay top dollar to own one. And [...]

This entrepreneur has a very smart strategy to transform Africa’s education system — Watch him explain it

By |2017-03-01T17:21:13+01:00April 28th, 2016|Education & Training, Get Inspired!, Videos|

Fred Swaniker is a serial entrepreneur and one of Africa's youngest and most promising leadership development experts. He founded the Africa Leadership Academy, the Africa Leadership Network and the Africa Leadership Universities. He is a TED Fellow, a World Economic Forum 'Young Global Leader', and has been described as one of the 'Top 10 Young [...]

The Rules of the Game. Do you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur?

By |2017-03-01T17:21:13+01:00April 21st, 2016|Get Inspired!, Videos|

Entrepreneurs are unique because they understand the game of life and business, and how they fit and work together. Entrepreneurs think differently. They act differently. This short but epic motivational video shares several interesting facts, tips and quotes that would light up the entrepreneur in you. Get inspired!