Kick-off Alumni Accelerator

“As entrepreneurs we tend to mostly focus on ourselves. However, don’t underestimate the power of network!” With these words, we kicked off our very first Orange Corners Alumni Accelerator programme with Forward·Inc on Monday.

16 ambitious participants from 5 different regions: the next couple of months they will take part in a series of meaningful workshops to help them take the next step in their journey. During this week’s kick-off, the lucky alumni chosen for this pilot had the chance to practise their elevator pitches in smaller groups. This also created the opportunity to learn about each other’s businesses. Afterwards, the participants worked on a personal visual board to capture their wishes for the programme, further ensuring that the Alumni Accelerator will be tailored to their needs.

In the coming months, our alumni will learn more about successfully growing their businesses and create a valuable international community of friends. We wish them all the best!

Our participants: Class of 2023

Oluwaseun Kayode – SCHOOLINKA NG (Nigeria)
Refiloe Rantekoa – BOROTHO BAKERY ENTERPRISE (South Africa)
Daniel Olowokere – CHUUSE INC (Nigeria)
Mariam Lawani – GREENHILL RECYCLING LTD (Nigeria)
Ameenah Kazeem – OFADA HUB (Nigeria)
Keitumetsi Magwaza – LOVE OUR CITY KLEAN (South Africa)
Morero Moloi – MC MORE INTERNATIONAL (PTY) LTD (South Africa)
Gbadegesin Alawode – TECH4AG LTD/mDAIRY (Nigeria)
Israel Faleye – MY SOLAR BID LTD (Nigeria)
Boluwatife Arewa – SCRAPAYS (Nigeria)
Luqman Mutaleb – MAYDANI ZANIARI (Iraq)
Anthony Owusu-Ansah – SHAQ EXPRESS (Nigeria)
Mahmoud Abushawish – TOROOD (Palestinian Territories)
Simangele Shabalala – WMS TRADING ENTERPRISE (South Africa)

Kingdom of the Netherlands