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The Global Startup Movement - Startup Ecosystem Leaders, Global Entrepreneurship, and Emerging Market Innovation

Host Andrew Berkowitz interviews startup founders, ecosystem builders, investors, emerging market players, and economic development thought leaders about the startup ecosystems in their cities.
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Feb 2, 2017

Meet Eric Osiakwan, entrepreneur and investor in Africa's tech scene. Eric has worked in 32 African countries establishing, businesses, ISPs, ISPAs, and IXPs. Some of these companies include Angel Africa, Angel Fair Africa , Ghana Cyber City, PenPlusBytes, African Elections Portal, FOSSFA, WABco, GISPA, AfrISPA, GNVC, Internet Research, InHand, and Ghana Connect. He also serves on the board of Farmerline, Forhey, Teranga Solutions, Siqueries, Amp.it, SameLogic, eCampus, Bisa App, SeeSayDo and Wanjo Foods, - some of which are his investments. He is a fellow of TED Global, Poptech, The University of Maryland and Stanford University. He is also an affiliate of Media Lab, MIT and visiting fellow at the Berkman Center, and Harvard University.

On this episode you'll learn:

What stage does Chris like to get involved in and what geographies does he focus on?

What is the level of collaboration between the KINGS country's and where does Eric see improvement?

What industry over the next 10 years does Eric see producing the first truly global African Technology company?

Where and when did Africa’s innovation boom start?

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