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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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’ ...

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? ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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!

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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