What we learned from Travel Noire CEO and founder Zim Ugochukwu

4th December 2017 BY checkoutafrica

If you are a traveller and do not know of Travel Noire, you are living under a rock. Travel Noire creates tools, resources and experiences to help travellers discover their next journey. Zim Ugochukwu is the CEO and founder of Travel Noire. She is the ‘travel it-girl’ that has shown us her journey through travel. It has aided her to…

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Andela: Africa’s tech initiative & How it impacts African Youth

10th September 2017 BY Sukoluhle Hadebe

“Andela, Africa’s Tech Initiative connects companies with Africa’s most talented software developers” As children of the digital age, we all know that the face of technology is always evolving. Tech names like Google, Facebook and Microsoft are constantly elevating the internet – technology game. Something like 1 in three of us have Facebook accounts which we use to network, share…

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Africa Sports Unified, The new goto for Sport Business

16th August 2017 BY checkoutafrica

Africa Sports Unified began when I was studying my masters in Sports Management & The Business of Football at Birkbeck University. My dissertation focused on the commercialisation of the Nigerian Professional Football League. On gathering research, it was clear there was a lack of sources commenting on the sports business principles of the African sports market such as law, competition…

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South Africa’s 5 Underrated & Emerging Fashion Creatives

17th March 2017 BY checkoutafrica

The fashion scene in Johannesburg and South Africa (SA) as a whole is growing radically and exponentially. In fact, it’s one of the biggest contributors to the country’s economy in the retail trade sector. I bet you have noticed time and time again the same reputable brands, designers and creatives flashing down your social media timelines. I would like to…

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Angaza Raises $4M To Make Clean Energy Affordable For Africa’s Poorest Countries

7th December 2016 BY checkoutafrica

It’s a common thing in certain rural parts of Africa that electricity is generated through energy devices such as solar panels and batteries. In some cases these devices are donated by non-profit organisation. The debate remains: how sustainable  is this model on a long-term basis? What’s required is to make clean energy scale in self-supporting way?   A San Francisco startup…

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Dananai Chipunza, A Thriving Zimbabwean Culinarian

10th November 2016 BY checkoutafrica

At a mere 24 years old, Dananai Chipunza is a Zimbabwean Chef and Culinary Entrepreneur. Having obtained her qualification at the world renowned Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Paris, France. She expressed to me how very passionate about food and culture she is, and it’s exciting to have caught her while on her journey to bring better knowledge of…

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Black Dolls: Toyitoyi Toys Launches Black Dolls After A Desperate Need For Darker Skinned Dolls

3rd November 2016 BY checkoutafrica

Black Dolls: Toyitoyi Toys Launches Black Dolls After A Desperate Need For Darker Skinned Dolls Toyitoyi Toys was born two years ago out of a desperate and urgent need for darker skinned dolls, especially on the African Continent. After reading a newspaper article on a child’s perception of beauty and the value of children playing with dolls that resemble themselves,…

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Female entrepreneurship in Africa

18th August 2015 BY checkoutafrica

Photo Credit: [untitled photo of “redefining Africa graphic” ]. (N.D). Retrieved August 18, 2015 from www.bing.com Recently Forbes came out with an article listing the “6 Emerging Female Entrepreneurs To Watch In Africa.” The article highlighted entrepreneurs from different countries within Africa. In the previous month the venture capital industry became aware of growing success of female entrepreneurs. This came…

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