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Pitch your business and stand a chance to win R20,000

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7 join Endeavor Kenya

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State of the Nation Address – 2018

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South Africa the most developed startup ecosystem in Africa

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Boosting Francophone Africa’s startups with a new pan-African fund

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I sometimes get asked to be an assessor at business plan competitions. The plans are mostly submitted by youth entrepreneurs, some from under-resourced rural...

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