Ep92. A conversation with entrepreneurs on the continent about innovation, COVID, and more

Episode 92

The news wrap for this week’s episode offers insights into legislative elections in Mali, COVID and politics in Malawi, and more. 

This week, we highlight a panel conversation with entrepreneurs from the Africa Summit at Princeton University on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversation was hosted by Bayo Okusanya, director of finance for the Africa Summit and a member of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club

Ugwem Eneyo is the co-founder and CEO of SHYFT Power Solutions, a venture-backed energy technology company that is pioneering the use of IoT, software and big data to improve access to clean, reliable and affordable energy solutions in markets that struggle with grid resiliency.

Feleg Tesgaye is a leading tech innovator in Ethiopia with several enterprise and consumer-oriented ventures under his belt including Ethiopia’s first and leading online restaurant delivery service: Deliver Addis.

Kennedy Ekezie is the CEO & Co-Founder at Africave, a company that builds distributed teams and connects global companies to Africa’s elite software engineering talent.

Vivian Nwakah is the founder of Medsaf, a one-stop shop for healthcare stakeholders to purchase, manage, and track medications in complicated supply chains. Before launching into Medsaf, she started a hybrid diesel solar company, focused on industrial and commercial installations.

The panel begins at 18:05.

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