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Launch Orange Corners Burundi
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Launch Orange Corners Burundi

Busy days in Burundi! After their study tour to Senegal earlier this month, the Orange Corners ...

Orange Corners' Milou Derks presents research at CSSI 2024
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Orange Corners' Milou Derks presents research at CSSI 2024

As Orange Corners, we aim to contribute to the fields of entrepreneurship training and youth development ...

Orange Corners Sudan graduates Khartoum cohorts 5 and 6 and Darfur cohort 1
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Orange Corners Sudan graduates Khartoum cohorts 5 and 6 and Darfur cohort 1

Last week, Orange Corners Sudan graduated Khartoum cohorts 5 and 6 and Darfur cohort 1. Online, because ...

OCHQ hosts MFA's Youth Advisory Committee
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OCHQ hosts MFA's Youth Advisory Committee

Last week, our team in The Hague had the pleasure of hosting a live workshop with ...

Podcast: Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Youth and Women in the Niayes Horticultural Zone
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Podcast: Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Youth and Women in the Niayes Horticultural Zone

In a recent podcast episode “Exploring Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Youth and Women in the Niayes Horticultural ...

Orange Corners Burundi study tour to Senegal
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Orange Corners Burundi study tour to Senegal

Cross-country collaborations are essential for fostering supportive environments for entrepreneurs, capitalising on insights from diverse landscapes. ...

Capital Unleashed: accelerating access to growth capital for young Nigerian entrepreneurs
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Capital Unleashed: accelerating access to growth capital for young Nigerian entrepreneurs

In today’s rapidly evolving world, young entrepreneurs are the driving force behind innovation, economic growth and ...

Apply for the One Young World Enterprising Futures Scholarship
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Apply for the One Young World Enterprising Futures Scholarship

Are you a young leader between the ages of 18-34 actively engaged in youth employment and ...

Entrepreneurs of tomorrow rock Mini-Incubator Erbil
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Entrepreneurs of tomorrow rock Mini-Incubator Erbil

At Orange Corners, ideas become reality. And really, you can’t start that process early enough. That’s ...

Winners Orange Corners subsidy round 2
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Winners Orange Corners subsidy round 2

Orange Corners is pleased to announce the winners of the second round of the Orange Corners incubation ...

Sylabs kicks off Orange Corners Algeria - phase II
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Sylabs kicks off Orange Corners Algeria - phase II

Sylabs, our new implementing partner for Orange Corners Algeria, officially launched its operations in the presence ...

Best of both worlds: Dutch students support Moroccan entrepreneurs with real-life challenges
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Best of both worlds: Dutch students support Moroccan entrepreneurs with real-life challenges

Last year, Orange Corners Morocco and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences kicked off a new ...

From displacement to success: Orange Corners Sudan's Taj El-Din's entrepreneurial journey
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From displacement to success: Orange Corners Sudan's Taj El-Din's entrepreneurial journey

With the war in Sudan entering its tenth month, our Orange Corners alumni continue to face ...

Orange Corners Nigeria's Scrapays secures Catalyst Fund investment
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Orange Corners Nigeria's Scrapays secures Catalyst Fund investment

Exciting news from Nigeria! Orange Corners Nigeria and Orange Corners x Forward·Inc Alumni Accelerator participant Boluwatife Arewa and his Scrapays waste warriors have secured ...

Coming up: second round OCIF subsidy programme
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Coming up: second round OCIF subsidy programme

Our team is currently busy reviewing applications submitted for the first round of the Orange Corners ...

New publication: Ecosystem Mapping Burundi
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New publication: Ecosystem Mapping Burundi

In 2024, Orange Corners expanded to three new countries: Burundi, Mali and South Sudan. But how ...

Tibu Africa's Mohamed Amine Zariat wins prestigious Prix de l’entrepreneur social de l’année 2024
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Tibu Africa's Mohamed Amine Zariat wins prestigious Prix de l’entrepreneur social de l’année 2024

Mohamed Amine Zariat, director of Sports Orange Corners implementing partner Tibu Africa, has won the prestigious ...

Meet the OC alumni: Gideon Dendzo – Giddins Ghana
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Meet the OC alumni: Gideon Dendzo – Giddins Ghana

Back in April, we met Gideon for the first time when he visited the Netherlands as ...

Meet the OC partners: Nali Bahaulddin – Netherlands Consulate-General Erbil
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Meet the OC partners: Nali Bahaulddin – Netherlands Consulate-General Erbil

The success of a local Orange Corners programme depends not just on our implementing partners. A ...

Our impact in 2023
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Our impact in 2023

As we prepare for the holiday period, let’s have one last look at 2023, shall we? ...

Orange Corners ends 2023 with graduations all across the network
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Orange Corners ends 2023 with graduations all across the network

As 2023 draws to a close, many of our Orange Corners hubs are rounding off their ...

Throwback: One Young World 2023
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Throwback: One Young World 2023

Every year, the One Young World Summit is the highlight of the youth calendar, where thousands ...

Meet the OC ambassadors: Victorine and Bright
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Meet the OC ambassadors: Victorine and Bright

Each local Orange Corners hub has one or more ambassadors: alumni who continue to play a ...

Meet the OC alumni: Titilayo Falaiye – Orange Strategy
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Meet the OC alumni: Titilayo Falaiye – Orange Strategy

“Indiscriminate disposal of waste is a major issue in Nigeria and Africa at large”, says Titilayo ...

"The longest six months of my life!" or what Orange Corners is really like
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"The longest six months of my life!" or what Orange Corners is really like

Ever wondered what it’s really like to go through an Orange Corners incubation or acceleration programme? ...

Turbocharging DRC’s entrepreneurial ecosystem with Dutch support
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Turbocharging DRC’s entrepreneurial ecosystem with Dutch support

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is undergoing a remarkable transformation in its entrepreneurial ecosystem, ...

In the media: Youness Ouazri - Eco-dôme Maroc
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In the media: Youness Ouazri - Eco-dôme Maroc

In Morocco, a startup is building affordable homes using a material that is ubiquitous: soil. Orange ...

Meet the OC partners: Sonia Onovughakpo Fajusigbe – Netherlands Consulate-General Lagos
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Meet the OC partners: Sonia Onovughakpo Fajusigbe – Netherlands Consulate-General Lagos

Orange Corners is but one of many youth-related programmes funded by the Netherlands government. Why this ...

Orange Corners alum Natal Cares wins UNLEASH Rwanda Dragons' Den pitch competition
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Orange Corners alum Natal Cares wins UNLEASH Rwanda Dragons' Den pitch competition

Many congratulations to Orange Corners Nigeria alum Natal Cares for winning the global UNLEASH Rwanda Dragons’ ...

Meet the OC alumni: Derrick Kofi Sarfo – DercolBags
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Meet the OC alumni: Derrick Kofi Sarfo – DercolBags

Remember Derrick? This manufacturer of eco-friendly packaging was part of a group of young Ghanaian entrepreneurs ...

New publication: Innovation in Fragile Settings
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New publication: Innovation in Fragile Settings

How can we support and scale the impact of young innovators in fragile settings? This new ...

In memoriam: Mahmoud Abushawish – Torood
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In memoriam: Mahmoud Abushawish – Torood

It is with a heavy heart that today we share the news of Mahmoud Abushawish’s death. ...

Meet the OC alumni: Ollaset Ahouo - Cabo Samlan
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Meet the OC alumni: Ollaset Ahouo - Cabo Samlan

Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s leading cocoa producer, generates 26 million tonnes of waste from this crop ...

Winners Orange Corners subsidy round 1
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Winners Orange Corners subsidy round 1

Orange Corners is pleased to announce the winners of the first round of the Orange Corners ...

Alumni Accelerator Graduation Day
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Alumni Accelerator Graduation Day

Time really flies, doesn’t it? It seems only like yesterday that our Orange Corners x Forward·Inc participants started ...

In the media: KAPITA's insights
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In the media: KAPITA's insights

The Iraqi entrepreneurial scene is constantly evolving. From hackathons and bootcamps to training, volunteering and more, ...

Orange Corners entrepreneur in Forbes Middle East 30 under 30
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Orange Corners entrepreneur in Forbes Middle East 30 under 30

Exciting news! Orange Corners Cairo graduate Aly Mohamed was recognised as one of Forbes Middle East’s ...

Orange Corners Nigeria partners with Coca-Cola
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Orange Corners Nigeria partners with Coca-Cola

An exciting new partner for Orange Corners Nigeria! In the presence of Orange Corners incubatees, alumni ...

In the media: Mohamed Al-Hakim - EQIQ/Fedshi
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In the media: Mohamed Al-Hakim - EQIQ/Fedshi

Iraqi entrepreneur Mohamed Al-Hakim is the founder of VC fund EQIQ as well as Fedshi, a ...

Meet the OC alumni: Naiden Ewuradjoa Kutubebi – The Planet shop GH
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Meet the OC alumni: Naiden Ewuradjoa Kutubebi – The Planet shop GH

Born in a small fishing community, Naiden Ewuradjoa Kutubebi is disturbed by the gigantic mountains of ...

Orange Corners Morocco and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences kick off strategetic partnership
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Orange Corners Morocco and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences kick off strategetic partnership

Last month, Orange Corners Morocco and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences kicked off a new ...

Orange Corners at SARA 2023
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Orange Corners at SARA 2023

Earlier this month, 27 Orange Corners agripreneurs from Senegal, Morocco, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire took Abidjan ...

Alumni Accelerator Pitch Event great success
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Alumni Accelerator Pitch Event great success

In the last 7 months, 16 of our most promising young entrepreneurs joined Amsterdam-based accelerator Forward·Inc ...

In the media: Dutch women entrepreneurs leading agriculture innovation
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In the media: Dutch women entrepreneurs leading agriculture innovation

As the demand for agrifood products continues to surge alongside concerns about climate change, resource depletion, ...

In the media: Mariam Lawani - Greenhill Recycling
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In the media: Mariam Lawani - Greenhill Recycling

Remember Startup Night Africa? In July 2023, 5 talented women entrepreneurs from our Orange Corners programmes in ...

Meet the OC alumni: Yassine Bentaleb - Foodeals
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Meet the OC alumni: Yassine Bentaleb - Foodeals

With Orange Corners Morocco (La Caravane) in its fifth cohort, it’s worth remembering some of the ...

Meet the OC alumni: Anthony Owusu-Ansah - ShaQ Express
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Meet the OC alumni: Anthony Owusu-Ansah - ShaQ Express

If you’ve ever visited Ghana’s capital Accra, chances are good that you’ve spotted one of the ...

In the media: Mohamed Taha El-Ouaryachi - Wave Beat
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In the media: Mohamed Taha El-Ouaryachi - Wave Beat

Not many of us can claim to ever be featured on BBC World News, but Orange ...

Youth Ambassador Jurriaan Middelhoff in Egypt
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Youth Ambassador Jurriaan Middelhoff in Egypt

Earlier this month, NL ambassador for Youth, Work and Education Jurriaan Middelhoff was in Egypt and ...

Announcement: SARA delegation Orange Corners
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Announcement: SARA delegation Orange Corners

Between 29 September and 8 October, the 6th edition of the Salon International de l’Agriculture et ...

NL ambassador to Jordan visits Orange Corners Jordan
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NL ambassador to Jordan visits Orange Corners Jordan

Earlier this week, Orange Corners Jordan entrepreneurs going about their business at the hub were in ...

First Orange Corners MENA masterclass on fundraising
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First Orange Corners MENA masterclass on fundraising

Cross-border collaboration is a recurring topic of conversation between our different Orange Corners hubs. Back in ...

Orange Corners Innovation Fund subsidy programme open
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Orange Corners Innovation Fund subsidy programme open

Orange Corners is pleased to announce the opening of the new Orange Corners Innovation Fund (OCIF) ...

In the media: Télébo Soundele - Orange Corners Côte d’Ivoire
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In the media: Télébo Soundele - Orange Corners Côte d’Ivoire

The Netherlands is country of honour at this year’s Salon international de l’Agriculture et des Resources ...

Meet the OC alumni: Boluwatife Arewa – Scrapays
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Meet the OC alumni: Boluwatife Arewa – Scrapays

Did you know Africa recycles less than four percent of the waste it generates? With Scrapays, ...

Meet the OC alumni: Yemi Olutoye – Drugstore Nigeria
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Meet the OC alumni: Yemi Olutoye – Drugstore Nigeria

Adeyemi Olutoye is the founder of Drugstore Nigeria, an online marketplace for authentic and affordable medications ...

Official opening Orange Corners Jordan
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Official opening Orange Corners Jordan

As Orange Corners Jordan is well underway, an official opening ceremony was long overdue. So last ...

In the media: Queen Uwabuofu - CloveKids
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In the media: Queen Uwabuofu - CloveKids

Back in July, 5 female Orange Corners alumni from our different programmes around the continent pitched ...

In the media: Goretti Kat - Minzoto Club
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In the media: Goretti Kat - Minzoto Club

On 11 July 2023, 5 amazing young female Orange Corners entrepreneurs pitched at Startup Night Africa ...

In the media: Isaac Oladipupo - Afrilearn
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In the media: Isaac Oladipupo - Afrilearn

Earlier this month Orange Corners Nigeria entrepreneur Isaac Oladipupo was featured by Forbes Africa, one of Africa’s most influential business magazines. ...

Meet the OC alumni: Felix Appiah – Trisolace
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Meet the OC alumni: Felix Appiah – Trisolace

Did you know snails are the most profitable farm animal per square meter? Although few Dutchies ...

In the media: Safia Shatta - Mango Gate
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In the media: Safia Shatta - Mango Gate

Last month, 5 wonderful Orange Corners graduates pitched at Startup Night Africa NL, in search of ...

In the media: Emi-Beth Quantson - Kawa Moka
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In the media: Emi-Beth Quantson - Kawa Moka

Last month, 5 amazing female Orange Corners alumni pitched their businesses at Startup Night Africa NL, ...

Meet the OC alumni: Yaa Asare – Naya Success
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Meet the OC alumni: Yaa Asare – Naya Success

Once upon a time, Ghana was one of Africa’s main hubs for poultry farming. Today, the ...

Ambassador for Youth Jurriaan Middelhoff visits Orange Corners Nigeria
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Ambassador for Youth Jurriaan Middelhoff visits Orange Corners Nigeria

In June 2023, the Netherlands Ambassador for Youth, Education & Work Jurriaan Middelhoff visited Nigeria to ...

Hope in times of war: stories from Orange Corners Sudan
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Hope in times of war: stories from Orange Corners Sudan

As Sudan navigates through the most critical and darkest of times, let’s shine a light on ...

Meet the OC partners: Maame Awinador-Kanyirige
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Meet the OC partners: Maame Awinador-Kanyirige

A close cooperation between the Dutch and local government, a local implementing partner and international, Dutch ...

Meet the OC hubs: Nada Al Jaafari - Jordan
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Meet the OC hubs: Nada Al Jaafari - Jordan

In Jordan, a new Orange Corners hub opened in early 2023 in collaboration with the Queen ...

Orange Corners Ghana graduates 100+ entrepreneurs
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Orange Corners Ghana graduates 100+ entrepreneurs

Last week Orange Corners Ghana proudly celebrated the graduation of 100+ remarkable youth-led businesses that successfully ...

Meet the OC alumni: Maryam Adebola-Salami - Mobaby Care
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Meet the OC alumni: Maryam Adebola-Salami - Mobaby Care

Many care products currently on the market in African countries are of Western origin, created by ...

Orange Corners Ghana reports: the West Africa Deal Summit
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Orange Corners Ghana reports: the West Africa Deal Summit

In a celebration of ground-breaking ideas, unwavering determination and entrepreneurial brilliance, Orange Corners proudly presented a ...

Orange Corners alumni pitch at Startup Night Africa NL
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Orange Corners alumni pitch at Startup Night Africa NL

Startup Night Africa is coming to the Netherlands! Hosted by Lionesses of Africa, Startup Night Africa ...

Alumni in the NL: meet Alice and Derrick
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Alumni in the NL: meet Alice and Derrick

Earlier this year we had the pleasure of welcoming a number of Orange Corners Ghana alumni ...

Orange Corners Bangladesh kicks off with 3-day hackathon
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Orange Corners Bangladesh kicks off with 3-day hackathon

Throwback to Orange Corners Bangladesh’s first big event! Spanning three days, the Hackathon 1.0 was held ...

Meet the OC hubs: Youness Ajoutate – Morocco
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Meet the OC hubs: Youness Ajoutate – Morocco

Orange Corners is a network of people dedicated to create a better world through entrepreneurship. From ...

Orange Corners at the West Africa Deal Summit 2023
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Orange Corners at the West Africa Deal Summit 2023

Earlier this month the West Africa Deal Summit took place in Accra, Ghana. The goal? To ...

Announcement: West Africa Deal Summit Delegation Orange Corners
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Announcement: West Africa Deal Summit Delegation Orange Corners

Are you ready to collaborate for impact? The Orange Corners delegation to the 1st West Africa Deal ...

Alumni in the NL: meet Gideon & Stephen
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Alumni in the NL: meet Gideon & Stephen

Last month we had the pleasure of welcoming some of our Orange Corners Ghana alumni at ...

Meet the OC alumni: Celso Ferreira – Zambezi Eyewear
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Meet the OC alumni: Celso Ferreira – Zambezi Eyewear

Through our incubation and acceleration programmes, we support young entrepreneurs in Africa, Asia and the Middle ...

Orange Corners at the West Africa Deal Summit
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Orange Corners at the West Africa Deal Summit

Orange Corners is happy to support the 1st West Africa Deal Summit and 2nd Ghana Impact Summit happening in Accra ...

Meet the OC alumni: Amer Kurdi - Adel
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Meet the OC alumni: Amer Kurdi - Adel

The West Bank is one of the world’s most challenging places to do business. In a ...

Orange Corners subsidy programme for incubation/acceleration welcomes applications
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Orange Corners subsidy programme for incubation/acceleration welcomes applications

Orange Corners is pleased to announce the opening of a new subsidy programme, which will ensure ...

249Startups launches Women Entrepreneurship Empowerment 2.0
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249Startups launches Women Entrepreneurship Empowerment 2.0

Women entrepreneurs have the potential to drive economic growth, create jobs and bring innovative solutions to ...

Kick-off Alumni Accelerator
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Kick-off Alumni Accelerator

“As entrepreneurs we tend to mostly focus on ourselves. However, don’t underestimate the power of network!” ...

Palestinian entrepreneurs practise their elevator pitches.. in a real elevator!
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Palestinian entrepreneurs practise their elevator pitches.. in a real elevator!

8 entrepreneurs, 1 investor, 1 elevator. Who can convince Mr. Samir Hulileh (Chairman of the Palestine ...

Meet the OC alumni: Aly Mohamed – Seavo 
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Meet the OC alumni: Aly Mohamed – Seavo 

The energy transition is one of the most important challenges of our times. Reaching ‘net zero’ ...

Orange Corners Jordan hosts first PowHer event
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Orange Corners Jordan hosts first PowHer event

Last weekend, Orange Corners Jordan hosted its very first PowHer event. During this series of monthly ...

Orange Corners celebrates female entrepreneurship
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Orange Corners celebrates female entrepreneurship

Did you know that of our 1,781 alumni, nearly half is female? Combining roles as mothers, ...

Meet the OC hubs: Shary Lima – DRC
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Meet the OC hubs: Shary Lima – DRC

Orange Corners is a network of people dedicated to create a better world through entrepreneurship. All ...

Meet the OC alumni: Adja Sembene Fall & Seynabou Fall
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Meet the OC alumni: Adja Sembene Fall & Seynabou Fall

Senegal’s new generation of female entrepreneurs has opportunities their mothers never had. At the same time, ...

Meet the OC alumni: Huda Sarhang - Lala Candles
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Meet the OC alumni: Huda Sarhang - Lala Candles

What do you know about the Kurdish culture? That daffodils are special to the Kurdish people? ...

Ivorian students cocreate their city
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Ivorian students cocreate their city

How can we increase the participation of women in training programmes? Or encourage households to sort ...

Official launch Orange Corners Bangladesh
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Official launch Orange Corners Bangladesh

And we’re live in Bangladesh! Some pictures from the official launch, which took place last week ...

Orange Corners Ghana begins 2023 with the 7th cohort and two new partners
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Orange Corners Ghana begins 2023 with the 7th cohort and two new partners

343 entrepreneurs across 5 regions: Orange Corners Ghana‘s 7th cohort is one for the history books. ...

Orange Corners Impact Newsletter #4
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Orange Corners Impact Newsletter #4

Out now: the fourth Orange Corners Impact Newsletter. Curious to learn what our team has been ...

New: Orange Corners Alumni Accelerator
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New: Orange Corners Alumni Accelerator

Another week, another exciting announcement! We are absolutely thrilled to announce a brand-new partnership with Amsterdam-based ...

New Orange Corners hub: Jordan
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New Orange Corners hub: Jordan

Orange Corners is expanding yet again! In addition to launching our programme in Bangladesh, we are ...

Orange Corners: 1781 alumni and counting!
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Orange Corners: 1781 alumni and counting!

Orange Corners helps young entrepreneurs in Africa, Asia and the Middle East to realise their entrepreneurial ...

Meet the OC alumni: Shakir Ayad - Orderii
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Meet the OC alumni: Shakir Ayad - Orderii

From a one-man company to 30 employees and a six-figure pre-seed investment: Orderii’s Shakir Ayad has ...

New Orange Corners hub: Bangladesh
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New Orange Corners hub: Bangladesh

Orange Corners is expanding. Early 2023, the next OC hub will open in Dhaka, Bangladesh. We ...

In the media: Bashir Saifi - Jobify
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In the media: Bashir Saifi - Jobify

Meet Bashir Saifi, founder of JobifyGlobal. Launching early next year, Jobify connects people and AI. Through ...

Orange Corners Impact Newsletter #3
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Orange Corners Impact Newsletter #3

Out now: the third Orange Corners Impact Newsletter. Curious to learn what we’ve been up to ...

New publication: OCIF Impact Report 2019-2022
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New publication: OCIF Impact Report 2019-2022

Some three years ago, we launched the Orange Corners Innovation Fund (OCIF). By providing early stage ...

Celebrating DRC's Startup Act at the Startup Act Conference
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Celebrating DRC's Startup Act at the Startup Act Conference

This week the Startup Act Conference took place in Kinshasa. Our Programme Advisor DRC Richard van ...

Petra Beris: “I never wanted to be an entrepreneur”
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Petra Beris: “I never wanted to be an entrepreneur”

The journey of an entrepreneur is often described as an intentional (and often romanticised) path that ...

Dutch PM Mark Rutte visits Orange Corners Palestinian Territories
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Dutch PM Mark Rutte visits Orange Corners Palestinian Territories

On 25 October 2022, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte visited Orange Corners Palestinian Territories to learn ...

Orange Corners Maputo welcomes new partner Standard Bank
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Orange Corners Maputo welcomes new partner Standard Bank

Entrepreneurship and innovation are key drivers of sustainable economic growth as well as creation of decent ...

Co-developing entrepreneurial education in Kinshasa
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Co-developing entrepreneurial education in Kinshasa

Fostering an entrepreneurial mindset among young graduates creates jobs and generates economic and social value. With ...

Watch the highlights of the plenary session ‘Promoting Youth Employment: Upskilling Future Generations’
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Watch the highlights of the plenary session ‘Promoting Youth Employment: Upskilling Future Generations’

Investing in youth employment and youth leadership are at the core of the Youth at Heart ...

How young entrepreneurs can benefit from Intersectional Feminist Leadership
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How young entrepreneurs can benefit from Intersectional Feminist Leadership

At the One Young World conference in Manchester, the Enterprise for Peace scholars reflected on the ...

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Orange Corners is supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa and the Middle East. One of the ...

Creating good people is more important than creating champions
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Creating good people is more important than creating champions

Adil Hajji is a big and sturdy man, he is visibly popular in and around the ...

NL Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Orange Corners and The Hague Humanity Hub team up for International Youth Day event to inspire ‘Enterprise for Peace Scholars’
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NL Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Orange Corners and The Hague Humanity Hub team up for International Youth Day event to inspire ‘Enterprise for Peace Scholars’

To celebrate International Youth Day and inspire scholars selected as part of the One Young World ...

Wave Beat goes with the flow
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Wave Beat goes with the flow

Mohamed Taha El Ouaryachi and Oussama Nour are two entrepreneurs from the north of Morocco. They ...

AstraZeneca Young Health Programme and Orange Corners sign agreement to support young health entrepreneurs in the Palestinian Territories
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AstraZeneca Young Health Programme and Orange Corners sign agreement to support young health entrepreneurs in the Palestinian Territories

Last week, AstraZeneca’s Young Health Programme (YHP) and Orange Corners (OC) signed an agreement to support ...

Orange Corners Impact Newsletter #2
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Orange Corners Impact Newsletter #2

In the Orange Corners Impact Newsletter we keep you up-to-date on the Orange Corners activities and the impact we make. The second edition is out now!

New Partnership between the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Haskè Ventures
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New Partnership between the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Haskè Ventures

In light of the sustainable development framework, the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in ...

My dream is to build Eco-domes in every Moroccan city, and all over Africa
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My dream is to build Eco-domes in every Moroccan city, and all over Africa

  Youness Ouazri is a civil engineer from Rabat and alumni from the Orange Corners La ...

AstraZeneca signs LOI to boost youth entrepreneurship in Jordan and the Palestinian Territories with Orange Corners
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AstraZeneca signs LOI to boost youth entrepreneurship in Jordan and the Palestinian Territories with Orange Corners

Orange Corners (OC) and AstraZeneca have signed a LOI to support the Orange Corners programme in Jordan and the Palestinian Territories focused on creating an enabling environment for young entrepreneurs. Read the full press release here!

Derrick Kofi Sarfo of Dercol Bags: ‘If you’re ambitious, there’s always a way to get things done’
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Derrick Kofi Sarfo of Dercol Bags: ‘If you’re ambitious, there’s always a way to get things done’

What do you do when your city is flooded, claiming more than 230 lives, and one of the causes of the flood is choked drainages due to disposed single used plastics? You start a company which addresses the root of the problem. And that is exactly what Derrick Kofi Sarfo did. Read the full interview here!

Loubna Lasry believes in a holistic approach with three pillars Sports, Nutricion and mind
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Loubna Lasry believes in a holistic approach with three pillars Sports, Nutricion and mind

Loubna Lasry is a connective-behavioral therapist, life coach and psycho pedagogue. Loubna is also an incubatee ...

First Angolan Conference on the Social Impact of Angel Networks
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First Angolan Conference on the Social Impact of Angel Networks

On the 1st of June 2022 the city of Luanda hosted its first-ever angel investment conference entitled "Angel Investment for Social Good Conference", organized by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Luanda, GP Angola, Clube Angolano de Investidores Anjos (CAIA) and Orange Corners.

Meet Islam Mohamed, founder of Tawsela.
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Meet Islam Mohamed, founder of Tawsela.

What do you aim to achieve for your community? “Tawsela” translate itself to the relation between ...

Orange Corners in the top five of the 2022 WTPO Awards
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Orange Corners in the top five of the 2022 WTPO Awards

e proudly announce that last night, the Orange Corners programme of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) finished in the top five of the 2022 WTPO Awards in the category: Best initiative to ensure that trade is inclusive and sustainable

Zach George: "Empires collapse, while ecosystems continue"
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Zach George: "Empires collapse, while ecosystems continue"

Right at the start of the interview with Zachariah George, Managing Partner and co-founder of Launch ...

GroFin Iraq partners with Orange Corners Erbil to offer training and finance to young, local entrepreneurs
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GroFin Iraq partners with Orange Corners Erbil to offer training and finance to young, local entrepreneurs

GroFin and Orange Corners Erbil are excited to announce a new partnership to provide coaching, mentoring and financial assistance, in the form of the Orange Corners Innovation Fund (OCIF), to local startups as part of the Orange Corners programme in Kurdistan, northern Iraq.

Nayera from Nero Puppets believes in the power of puppet play
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Nayera from Nero Puppets believes in the power of puppet play

By making puppets and using them, I aim to support the mental health for children throughout ...

OCIF Baghdad signs an MoU with the National Bank of Iraq (NBI) to launch the Orange Corners Innovation Fund
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OCIF Baghdad signs an MoU with the National Bank of Iraq (NBI) to launch the Orange Corners Innovation Fund

KAPITA, a leading private sector development company, has signed a MoU with the National Bank of Iraq (NBI) to launch the Orange Corner Innovation Fund (OCIF) in Baghdad.

Agro-business Abel Food helps you to eat healthier and cook smarter
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Agro-business Abel Food helps you to eat healthier and cook smarter

This innovation that you see here now, is something we would like to continue in the ...

Hope Givers: A climate-smart company helping communities and females to get to work
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Hope Givers: A climate-smart company helping communities and females to get to work

Linda Lariba Atibilla tries to get over 1000 female employees to work, giving them the task to convert tons of waste generated from shea, baobab seed and neem seed to organic compost for organic farming and cosmetics from baobab.

Gender Equality: Interview with Mutaz Mohamednour of 249Startups
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Gender Equality: Interview with Mutaz Mohamednour of 249Startups

The last guest in our interview series on gender equality in the wake of #InternationalWomensDay: Mutaz ...

Sikadan Homes: providing accommodation for low-income households
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Sikadan Homes: providing accommodation for low-income households

Via our platform, you can find an accommodation at your own convenience. Access to decent and ...

Interview with Sara Fakir, co-founder at IdeiaLab, Mozambique
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Interview with Sara Fakir, co-founder at IdeiaLab, Mozambique

Sara Fakir is an executive catalyst at Orange Corner’s local implementing partner, Ideialab in Mozambique. She ...

In conversation with…… Majd Khalifeh from Flow Accelerator
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In conversation with…… Majd Khalifeh from Flow Accelerator

In the wake of International Women’s Day (IWD), OCHQ interviewed the CEO of Flow Accelerator Majd ...

Frantec: Tapping into Technology and Simplifying Data
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Frantec: Tapping into Technology and Simplifying Data

Francisco da Mata is a young computer science graduate and currently an incubatee of Orange Corners ...

Break the Bias in Leadership: The influence of the media
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Break the Bias in Leadership: The influence of the media

At Orange Corners we believe that role models are essential for young female entrepreneurs with the ...

Orange Corners supports African Angel Academy
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Orange Corners supports African Angel Academy

To promote a culture of African investors investing locally, Orange Corners is supporting two business angel ...

Meet Greenhill Recycling, a waste and recycling management startup in Nigeria
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Meet Greenhill Recycling, a waste and recycling management startup in Nigeria

“There is so much material to pick up here, I am always running around,” said Mariam ...

Behind every successful woman is…….
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Behind every successful woman is…….

We all know the adage “behind every successful man there stands a woman”, suggesting that a ...

Órìghò: immortalising African heritage and culture through blockchain technology
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Órìghò: immortalising African heritage and culture through blockchain technology

Do what comes naturally for you and what you are passionate about. Meet the visionary Anita ...

Understanding the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Why Gender Matters
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Understanding the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Why Gender Matters

For Orange Corners, understanding an entrepreneurial environment or ‘ecosystem’ is incredibly important for the implementation of ...

Quadloop: Developing solutions by turning waste into sustainable solar wall lanterns
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Quadloop: Developing solutions by turning waste into sustainable solar wall lanterns

Dozie Igweilo is a technophile. Before he launched my startup, he used to repair mobile phones. ...

Meet two of our entrepreneurs at Sports Orange Corners!
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Meet two of our entrepreneurs at Sports Orange Corners!

Sports Orange Corners has officially kicked off! Its ceremony took place on January 14 2022 at ...

Alia Alaa Eldin Yousef: Egyptian mum and founder of a mentally healthy community
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Alia Alaa Eldin Yousef: Egyptian mum and founder of a mentally healthy community

Quite frankly, for a very long time, I thought my kids were the challenge. Now, I ...

Orange Corners and AstraZeneca South Africa join forces in a new partnership to bolster support for young entrepreneurs
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Orange Corners and AstraZeneca South Africa join forces in a new partnership to bolster support for young entrepreneurs

Today (the 25th of January 2022), Orange Corners South Africa (OC) and AstraZeneca South Africa officially ...

Algerian Clean Energy (ACE) powers ahead with installing solar power systems in Sahara
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Algerian Clean Energy (ACE) powers ahead with installing solar power systems in Sahara

We are a social enterprise that provides installations of residential solar photovoltaic systems in areas that ...

Ivoire Myciculture: cultivating oyster mushrooms in Bingerville
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Ivoire Myciculture: cultivating oyster mushrooms in Bingerville

Our vision is to feed the population while preserving the environment for the generations to come. ...

A small artisan family business in Bouira, Algeria
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A small artisan family business in Bouira, Algeria

We hope to provide individuals with different ranges of body care products that are handmade, regenerating ...

Collaborative farming in Maluku, RDC
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Collaborative farming in Maluku, RDC

Our country can cultivate their own agricultural products. Initiatives like Le Bulb Farm strengthen that belief. ...

Rethinking plastic packaging in Kinshasa, Congo
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Rethinking plastic packaging in Kinshasa, Congo

President John F Kennedy once said: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but ...

The future of drones in Moroccan farming
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The future of drones in Moroccan farming

Our goal is to modernise agriculture and other sectors using multifunctional drones, and the only way ...

Pape, surfboard sharper and instructor of Sunugal Surfboard Repair
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Pape, surfboard sharper and instructor of Sunugal Surfboard Repair

When I first learned how to make a surfboard from scratch, I liked it so much, ...

Holiveg: the go-to shop for healthy recipes, beauty and plant-based products
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Holiveg: the go-to shop for healthy recipes, beauty and plant-based products

In 2017, Shumoos Ghanim established the Iraqi Vegan Society to satisfy the demands of vegans in ...

ElZtouna: an e-learning platform in Upper Egypt, pairing teachers with students
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ElZtouna: an e-learning platform in Upper Egypt, pairing teachers with students

ElZtouna’s services have come in handy during the pandemic as it gives students access to an educational platform, ...

Arwa Sameh, founder of Maan: win-win for all parties involved
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Arwa Sameh, founder of Maan: win-win for all parties involved

Maan means together in Arabic. I chose this name because it illustrates the connection we have ...

Orange Corners Egypt celebrates graduation of first 28 entrepreneurs in Cairo and Assiut
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Orange Corners Egypt celebrates graduation of first 28 entrepreneurs in Cairo and Assiut

We look back at a festive September month in Egypt, as Orange Corners Egypt celebrated the ...

Ti Naturel: saving Ivorian vegetables to make savoury sauces
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Ti Naturel: saving Ivorian vegetables to make savoury sauces

The strength of Ti Naturel is that we preserve the authentic taste of Ivorian vegetables in ...

Orange Corners and Ingenious City teamed up: Ecosystem mapping in Burundi
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Orange Corners and Ingenious City teamed up: Ecosystem mapping in Burundi

In response to a request from the Netherlands embassy in Bujumbura to better understand the entrepreneurship ...

Agro-business in Ivory Coast: from production, processing to distribution of cassava
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Agro-business in Ivory Coast: from production, processing to distribution of cassava

The OC programme has helped me to gain more visibility due to the marketing workshops, articles, ...

Akhdur: saving greens through solar dehydration
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Akhdur: saving greens through solar dehydration

We equip small and middle sized farmers with locally manufactured drying units and market access services ...

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Orange Corners Maputo welcomes new partners Van Oord and Vodacom Mozambique Entrepreneurship and innovation are key ...

Intrapreneurship is the gateway to innovation
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Intrapreneurship is the gateway to innovation

At Orange Corners, we strive for innovation and impact at the ecosystem level. Therefore, we would ...

Ecowaste: increasing awareness of managing waste in Sudan
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Ecowaste: increasing awareness of managing waste in Sudan

Ecowaste combats an important societal and environmental issue in Sudan by improving waste management, providing environmental ...

Designing, producing and distributing products made possible by disadvantaged women in Khartoum
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Designing, producing and distributing products made possible by disadvantaged women in Khartoum

I would like women to obtain their own training and production centre, creating something for themselves ...

Any kind of service, only one click away
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Any kind of service, only one click away

As an entrepreneur, you are responsible for the results you deliver. For Darnafees, it means that ...

DowaQa: a cultural and innovative food journey
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DowaQa: a cultural and innovative food journey

DowaQa is all about making, transforming and enjoying food with the products and people you have ...

Join the Orange Corners Alumni Community!
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Join the Orange Corners Alumni Community!

The first meetings of the Orange Corners Alumni Community were held in July of 2021. We ...

Connecting gift lovers with small local businesses
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Connecting gift lovers with small local businesses

“Hadyari’s aim is to promote a culture of love, collaboration and peace and create a market ...

Celebrating our entrepreneurs on International Youth Day 2021 #YouthatHeart
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Celebrating our entrepreneurs on International Youth Day 2021 #YouthatHeart

Key take-aways On August 12 2021, the world celebrated International Youth Day (IYD). So did Orange ...

Providing innovative organic food solutions for optimum health in Ghana
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Providing innovative organic food solutions for optimum health in Ghana

Our vision statement is to become a global nutrition, health and wellness company that achieves better ...

Safeguarding and cultivating the future of Akuapem through coffee
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Safeguarding and cultivating the future of Akuapem through coffee

Asili is an enterprise that is unique from production to distribution due to its the strong ...

Tagreebi: merging art, design with technology
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Tagreebi: merging art, design with technology

In 2014, when Ahmed Abdelaziz and his team presented an installation on the Venice Architecture Biennale, ...

Uniting Egyptian history with art and design
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Uniting Egyptian history with art and design

The Gawad sisters, Rasha and Sara, decided to pursue their childhood passion in art and fashion ...

Kick-off event Orange Corners Alumni Community: Masterclass on ‘Getting Ready to Export’
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Kick-off event Orange Corners Alumni Community: Masterclass on ‘Getting Ready to Export’

We are proud to announce that we have officially launched the Orange Corners Alumni Community on ...

Establishing the foundation of a vibrant Community of Practice across Africa and the Middle East together with YBI
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Establishing the foundation of a vibrant Community of Practice across Africa and the Middle East together with YBI

OCHQ would like to express its gratitude to YBI for their support of the Orange Corners Programme ...

Alojinha: using recycled materials to make sustainable products
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Alojinha: using recycled materials to make sustainable products

“Entrepreneurship can pave the way for enhancing a sustainable and prosperous ecosystem in young Africa, but ...

IT4Kids and BE networks' collaboration with Orange Corners
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IT4Kids and BE networks' collaboration with Orange Corners

Orange Corners is proud to announce a new partnership with IT4Kids & BE Networks. The aim ...

Digital Intelligence Language: leading information technology startup in Angola
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Digital Intelligence Language: leading information technology startup in Angola

The services of DIL bridges the gap between the businesses’ challenges and the role of intelligent ...

Ecotutu: achieving food security and driving sustainability in Nigeria
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Ecotutu: achieving food security and driving sustainability in Nigeria

My team is committed to provide access to clean and affordable cold chain solutions, while creating ...

In-depth interview with CAIA's founder
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In-depth interview with CAIA's founder

We will be the leading destination for venture investment, in thirty years from now!    In 2004, ...

From the Dutch Orange to the Angolan Angels
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From the Dutch Orange to the Angolan Angels

To foster Angola’s entrepreneurial spirit and create gender equal opportunities, the Orange Corners incubation programme has ...

'AN ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY'
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'AN ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY'

Recently, Orange Corners of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency published its first Orange Corners Progress Report, covering ...

ORANGE CORNERS CÔTE D'IVOIRE CONGRATULATES OCIF WINNERS
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ORANGE CORNERS CÔTE D'IVOIRE CONGRATULATES OCIF WINNERS

Earlier this month, Orange Corners congratulated another group of successful participants of the Orange Corners Innovation ...

Opening of OCIF Management Applications
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Opening of OCIF Management Applications

OCIF Management Applications have opened on the website of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. The Orange Corners ...

Publication report on Female Entrepreneurship Côte d'Ivoire by Catalystas Consultancy
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Publication report on Female Entrepreneurship Côte d'Ivoire by Catalystas Consultancy

In autumn 2020, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs commissioned Catalystas Consultancy to carry out a ...

IWD2021 Salma Bougarrani - Challenging gender stereotypes in STEM
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IWD2021 Salma Bougarrani - Challenging gender stereotypes in STEM

CEO of Green Watech – Orange Corners Morocco Meet Salma Bougarrani. Salma is the CEO of ...

Introducing: ‘La Caravane Orange Corners’ Morocco
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Introducing: ‘La Caravane Orange Corners’ Morocco

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Orange Corners have launched a new concept ...

MEET THE WINNERS OF OCIF NIGERIA TRACK II
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MEET THE WINNERS OF OCIF NIGERIA TRACK II

Last month, we were able to congratulate another group of succesful participants of the Orange Corners ...

LESSONS LEARNED ABOUT FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP - by Carol Nader
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LESSONS LEARNED ABOUT FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP - by Carol Nader

Becoming an entrepreneur takes a lot of perseverance and a great passion for your idea. This ...

Orange Corners presents the #CounteringCovid series
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Orange Corners presents the #CounteringCovid series

COVID-19 has impacted the world as we know it. Whereas for the coronavirus pandemic (social) distance ...

THE DECADE OF TRANSFORMATION - OUR ENTREPRENEURS AND THE SDG's
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THE DECADE OF TRANSFORMATION - OUR ENTREPRENEURS AND THE SDG's

At Orange Corners we believe in building a better world through entrepreneurship. We believe in young ...

NATIONAL START-UP ACT DRC : THE VOICE OF THE YOUTH MATTERS!
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NATIONAL START-UP ACT DRC : THE VOICE OF THE YOUTH MATTERS!

Orange Corners has been supporting young entrepreneurs in DRC through its incubation programme since 2019. The ...

YOUTH AT HEART VIRTUAL FORUM: KEY-OUTTAKES PRE-SESSIONS
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YOUTH AT HEART VIRTUAL FORUM: KEY-OUTTAKES PRE-SESSIONS

On 2 November 2020, the Youth at Heart Virtual Forum took place. This was exciting virtual ...

GLOBALISATION, DIGITALISATION AND THE FUTURE OF WORK AND SKILLS
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GLOBALISATION, DIGITALISATION AND THE FUTURE OF WORK AND SKILLS

We realize these are a lot of buzzwords in one title. Nevertheless, the consequences of globalisation ...

ORANGE CORNERS LAUNCHES PILOT INNOVATION FUND
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ORANGE CORNERS LAUNCHES PILOT INNOVATION FUND

Recently Orange Corners has launched the Orange Corners Innovation Fund (OCIF). The OCIF aims to improve access to ...

7 KEY INSIGHTS ON INNOVATION
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7 KEY INSIGHTS ON INNOVATION

KEY INSIGHTS FROM LEADERS IN INNOVATION Collaboration and innovation are key! Especially with the speed at which ...

ORANGE CORNERS RECEIVES AWARD FOR POSITIVE INFLUENCE
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ORANGE CORNERS RECEIVES AWARD FOR POSITIVE INFLUENCE

The international magazine MONOCLE – a leading media brand on global affairs – has selected The Netherlands as ...

OFFICIAL OPENING OF ORANGE CORNERS NIGERIA
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OFFICIAL OPENING OF ORANGE CORNERS NIGERIA

On Wednesday 10 July, Orange Corners Nigeria celebrated the start of its first six-month incubation programme ...

NIGERIA START-UP CHALLENGE
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NIGERIA START-UP CHALLENGE

CALLING ALL AGRO-FOOD AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES INNOVATORS! Are you: A Dutch startup – or based in the Netherlands ...

JOIN THE ONE YOUNG WORLD SUMMIT 2019 WITH THE DUTCH MFA
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JOIN THE ONE YOUNG WORLD SUMMIT 2019 WITH THE DUTCH MFA

Do you care about youth employment and have you had an active role in promoting it? Are ...

HOW THE  SYRIAN CONFLICT INFLUENCES ENTREPRENEURSHIP
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HOW THE SYRIAN CONFLICT INFLUENCES ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The hardships and destruction war can leave in people’s lives are all to familiar across the ...

ORANGE CORNERS SUDAN WELCOMES THREE MAJOR SUDANESE PARTNERS
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ORANGE CORNERS SUDAN WELCOMES THREE MAJOR SUDANESE PARTNERS

On 24 January, Orange Corners Sudan celebrates the start of its first six-month incubation programme for 20 ...

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A MELHOR FORMA DE PREVE O FUTORO É CRIÁ-LO

Há três anos, a quando da minha chegada a Moçambique constatei que a maioria dos jovens ...

OPENING TSHIMOLOGONG TECH INCUBATOR 2018
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OPENING TSHIMOLOGONG TECH INCUBATOR 2018

Orange Corners opens its third hub in the Tshimologong Tech Incubator in Johannesburg on February 6, ...

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