Be inspired: CEO of Uganda’s Bakulu Power finds her feet in renewable energy game

Seven years ago, while visiting her family in the town of Gayaza, in central Uganda, Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala couldn’t help but notice the garbage on the streets. Having grown up in Canada, this was an unfamiliar sight for her. She began to wonder if the trash could be used for something productive. “When I noticed all the garbage, I became curious. Something about all the garbage really struck me. That was h...

14 Dec 2:31 AM 0 Read More...

Westerwelle Young Founders Programme for Entrepreneurs from Developing and Emerging Economies – Spring 2018

Background The Westerwelle Young Founders Programme is a fully funded year-long programme for 25 exceptional entrepreneurs from developing and emerging economies. As part of the programme, the Westerwelle Foundation hosts an annual conference in Berlin: the Young Founders Conference. Its focus is to connect young founders from developing and emerging economies with each other and with the German startup scene. Th...

11 Dec 11:26 AM 0 Read More...

Be Inspired: Kenyan Cosmetics Entrepreneur Discusses Her ‘Frustrating, But Incredible’ Journey

“I’m proud of having built a local cosmetics brand that is competing neck and neck with international companies in the market. Right now I can walk into a beauty shop and my stand is right next to the giants, such as Revlon and Maybelline. It is so incredible.” So says Nelly Tuikong, founder and executive director of Kenya-based beauty line Pauline Cosmetics. The company, named after Tuikong’s mother, manuf...

04 Dec 1:27 AM 0 Read More...

2017 Start Egypt Incubation Programme for Egyptian Entrepreneurs and Social Entreprises (Up to $25,000 in funding)

Background StartEgypt is an Egyptian startup initiative to inspire and support thousands of Egyptian entrepreneurs and social impact enterprises. StartEgypt is poised to support aspiring Egyptians entrepreneurs through a myriad of entrepreneurial services and activities and rich targeted content. StartEgypt is funded by the UK government, supported by the IFC and powered by Flat6Labs to inspire, incubate and supp...

01 Dec 10:59 AM 0 Read More...

Apply for the D-Prize for Aspiring Entrepreneurs who Increase Access to Proven Poverty Interventions ($20,000 in funding per intervention)

BACKGROUND D-Prize funds new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges below? If selected we will award you up to $20,000 to launch a pilot in any region where extreme p...

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