Each year African innovators sign the Harambe Declaration in the historic Gold Room of the Mount Washington Hotel, thereby pledging “to work together as one to pursue the social, political and economic development of our continent ”. In this spirit, Gold Room Briefings chronicles the progress of our collective endeavor to build Africa’s future.

Bretton Woods: Increasing Trust Among Africa’s Leading Innovators

Learn how trust enables Harambeans and our investors to share risks and work together across geographical borders, time zones, and cultural barriers.

Okendo Lewis Gayle & Jasmine Cabanaw Mar 28, 2019

Declared Values in Action: Servant Leadership, Deliberate Audacity, Enduring Optimism

When each new class of Harambeans signs the Declaration in the Gold Room at Bretton Woods, their signatures are merely part of a dream on a piece of paper. Embracing our values and transforming the words of our Declaration into action is what brings it to life.

Okendo Lewis Gayle & Jasmine Cabanaw Mar 15, 2019

4 Ways Harambeans are Solving Climate Change with African Businesses

Of the regions of the world to be hit hardest by climate change, Africa is the largest. Learn how Harambeans are creating solutions.

Okendo Lewis Gayle & Jasmine Cabanaw Mar 1, 2019

Are African Innovators the Key to Africa’s Success? Harambean Efosa Ojomo H’17 Says ‘Yes’

Based on the analysis in The Prosperity Paradox, foreign aid is an outdated model. Learn why African innovators themselves are the key to Africa’s success.

Okendo Lewis Gayle & Jasmine Cabanaw Feb 22, 2019

Harambeans: Diverse. Competitive. Impactful.

As determined visionaries, Harambeans are excelling in their various fields, scaling ventures that are not only building Africa’s future, but the world’s.

Matthias Reichwald Feb 13, 2019

The Top 10 Questions African Entrepreneurs Should Ask Investors According to Harambeans

African entrepreneurs have been seeing remarkable growth in terms of startup funding, and investment deals. Just last year, funding for African startups quadrupled, while the number of funding deals more than doubled.

Okendo Lewis Gayle & Jasmine Cabanaw Feb 11, 2019

Reviving Africa’s Superheroes through Games and Comics

Learn how Harambean Eyram Akofa Tawia seeks to change the representation of African superheroes with Leti Arts, an African business focused on bringing an authentic Africa to a worldwide audience, through meaningful games and digital comics.

Matthias Reichwald Dec 20, 2018

Connecting African Entrepreneurs in Tech to Global Investors

With investment money pouring into the continent, Harambean Haweya Mohamed realized that an organization would be needed to bridge the gap between foreign investors and African entrepreneurs.

Matthias Reichwald Dec 13, 2018