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.
In today’s episode, we feature Melvyn Lubega H'16, University of Oxford, co-founder of Go1.com. Go1 is an online learning platform built on a subscription-based model that makes corporate training content available to businesses of all sizes.
In today’s episode we feature Dr. William Mapham H’18, University of Stellenbosch, the founder of Vula Mobile. Vula gives health workers, particularly those in remote rural areas, a tool to get patients quick and efficient specialist care. The app was initially created for ophthalmology referrals, but it quickly became clear that the functionality provided by Vula was widely needed. A redesign enabled the app to scale and now includes referrals for any number of specialties.
On April 7th, 2019, in the shadows of Mount Washington Seni Sulyman H’15, Harvard Business School, presented Jeremy Johnson with the Harambeans Malaika Award: Champion of African Entrepreneurship, the highest honor the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance can bestow on individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the advancement of entrepreneurship across Africa.
Irene Pritzker, President and CEO of the IDP Foundation, through a partnership with the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance, has helped African innovators secure more than $8 million from investors to scale their start-up ventures.
Jeremy Johnson and his co-founders at Andela understood that talent was equally distributed, and questioned why opportunity was not. He expounds on the principles of entrepreneurship that allow for true innovation and growth highlighting that most paramount to any startup journey is the non-existence of a blueprint.
Learn about the 2019 class of Harambeans, who have reaffirmed our pledge “to work together as one to pursue the social, political and economic development of Africa and fulfill the dream of our generation.”
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