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.
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.
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.