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Oliver Wleh Klark Jr

Oliver Wleh Klark Jr

Oliver Wleh Klark is a Liberian entrepreneur making waves in Africa’s tech Industry and recently emerged as the winner of the prestigious 2023 West African Founder Award at the Global Startup Awards.

With a passion for innovation and a keen eye for opportunity, he has been at the forefront of transforming the technological landscape in West Africa.

Armed with sharp business acumen and a determination to make a difference, he has become a beacon of inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts across the region.

He is the Founder and CEO of Advanced Converged Technologies LLC (My Watchman), a full-service emergency app with a 24/7 emergency response network and emergency dispatch command centre.
The app is Africa’s first, reliable, easy-to-use SOS / 911 Mobile App with a 24/7 secured emergency dispatch command centre.

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Joe Kinvi 

He has a strong background in finance, having held significant roles such as Head of Finance at Touchtech Payments, which was acquired by Stripe, as well as positions at Stripe and Paystack.

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Ruby Igwe

Ruby Igwe is a trailblazer in Africa’s tech landscape and a beacon of inspiration for young innovators across the continent.

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Salma Baghdadi

Salma Baghdadi

Salma Baghdadi is a true visionary and entrepreneur who has made remarkable contributions to the startup ecosystem in Tunisia and beyond.

Her passion for innovation and unwavering dedication have left an indelible mark on the entrepreneurial landscape. Salma’s journey began as an entrepreneur, founding and leading two tech startups in Tunisia and France. Her firsthand experience as a startup founder has provided her with invaluable insights into the challenges and triumphs of building and scaling a business.

As part of Startup Tunisi
a, Salma plays a pivotal role in building bridges between the Tunisian startup ecosystem and international counterparts. Her tireless efforts facilitate knowledge exchange, collaboration, and the creation of meaningful partnerships.

Through her expertise and dedication, she connects Tunisian startups to global resources, networks, and opportunities, propelling them toward international success.
Salma’s profound impact is felt through her involvement in designing programs that address the most urgent challenges faced by local startups. Her commitment extends to managing the Startup Act in Tunisia and collaborating on the implementation of the country’s new legal framework for startups.

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 Ikpeme Neto

Ikpeme Neto

Ikpeme is a Nigerian internal medicine physician and digital health entrepreneur at the forefront of driving innovation and impacting the Nigerian health-tech landscape.

He is the Founder of Wellahealth, a startup building health and financial technology to improve healthcare access and quality across Africa. Wella Health provides affordable and accessible health insurance plans for common illnesses leveraging pharmacies as the point of care.

As the Founder of the health-tech startup, Ikpeme is on a mission to make healthcare financially accessible to low-income communities.
His contributions to the healthcare sector and commitment to leveraging technology for social change have earned him well-deserved recognition and admiration.

Ikpeme Neto’s commitment to societal impact extends beyond business, with his affiliation with PandemicTech, an organization dedicated to supporting innovative solutions for global health challenges, demonstrating his passion for leveraging technology to address critical issues.

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Angela Homsi

Angela Homsi

Angela is an inspiring tech entrepreneur who is making waves in the realm of sustainable development in Africa.

Having worked with renowned organizations such as Siemens and Microsoft, she has honed her digital transformation, innovation, and sustainability skills. Angela’s expertise lies in leveraging technology to address societal challenges and create sustainable solutions.

She is the Founder of Ignite Power, a clean infra-tech company developing, operating, and financing resilient clean energy-based distributed solutions across Africa.
Ignite’s solutions are deeply affordable and environmentally friendly, rolling out nation-scale interventions, leaving no one behind.

Angela is also a member of the team at Seeds of Peace, where she supports the development of youth who are committed to making a difference.
Her passion for technology, sustainability, and social impact makes her a trailblazer driving sustainable change.

Through her work, she inspires entrepreneurs and leaders to harness the power of technology and innovation for the betterment of society.

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Onyekachi Izukanne

Onyekachi Izukanne

Onyekachi is a Nigerian tech entrepreneur with a mission to empower retailers in emerging markets, particularly Africa.

He is the Co-founder and CEO of TradeDepot, a technology-driven platform that connects retailers in emerging markets with consumer goods suppliers.

By leveraging technology, TradeDepot aims to digitize the supply chain, streamline distribution, and empower small retailers to access a wide range of products efficiently.

Onyekachi’s leadership and vision have driven TradeDepot’s growth and impact.

Through the platform, he is addressing the challenges faced by small retailers, such as limited access to credit, inventory management difficulties, and inefficient supply chain processes.

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Doaa Aref

Doaa Aref

Doaa Aref is a trailblazing Egyptian tech entrepreneur and a passionate advocate for women in tech.

She is the Founder and CEO of Chefaa, an e-pharmacy that provides an end-to-end healthcare experience.

Founded in 2017, Chefaa has revolutionized the way people access healthcare in Egypt, making it easier and more convenient for people to get the medications and medical advice they need.

Doaa is also a mentor to many young women entrepreneurs and a strong voice for gender equality in the tech industry.

In addition to her work at Chefaa, she is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community and a founding member of the Egyptian Women in Tech Association.

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Did you know that over 525 million people used the internet in Africa in 2019? If current growth trends continue, almost 75% of Africans are expected to come online by 2030.
Visa has unveiled the African startups selected to join the second round of its continent-wide Fintech Accelerator program.
The Republic of Congo has embarked on a major project to construct a national data center in the Bacongo district of Brazzaville.
African impact investor Secha Capital has announced the launch of the Junior Operator-Investor Network (JOIN) program.
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AI company Flapmax launches program to help African startups scale up and raise capital

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AI company Flapmax launches program to help African startups scale up and raise capital

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Flapmax, a pan-African technology company, has launched the second edition of its Fast Accelerator Program designed to empower African startups.

The program, which is open to startups from all over the continent, will provide participants with access to mentorship, training, and funding opportunities.

The program will be delivered by a team of experienced entrepreneurs and investors, including Flapmax CEO and Founder, Femi Kuteyi.

Participants will learn how to build and scale their businesses, as well as how to raise capital. They will also have the opportunity to pitch their businesses to a panel of investors at the end of the program.

Founded in 2016, Flapmax is on a mission to empower Africans to achieve their full potential through technology.

Headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, the company has raised over $10 million in funding from investors such as Y Combinator, 500 Startups, and Golden Gate Ventures.

The launch of the Flapmax Fast Accelerator Program is a significant development for the African startup ecosystem.

The program provides startups with the opportunity to learn from experienced entrepreneurs and investors, as well as to access much-needed investment opportunities.

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