Afrinection member & entrepreneur John Adams Smart: "One thing I don't take for granted is learning"

Afrinection's network is growing from strength to strength, with dozens of entrepreneurs, innovators and professionals signing up for a free profile every month. One of our most cherished members is 35-year-old John Adams Smart from Nigeria, founder of African Identity Communication Company, which offers an array of travel, tourism and ICT services. The reason he became an entrepreneur has roots in his teenage years. “I didn't like the fact that I had to depend on my family for my personal expenses,” he says, noting that this drove him to sell and buy ...

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Desiree Joule-Adam from Start-Up Africa: "We're passionate about telling Africa's truth"

Earlier this year, Afrinection's founder was interviewed by Desiree Joule-Adam, producer & broadcaster at Start-Up Africa, a weekly radio show on Colourful Radio in London. They spoke about the mission and vision of Afrinection, what drives the platform and where we want to be in a few years from now. Over time, Desiree's Start-Up Africa show has proven to be so successful that it is currently transitioning from being a radio programme to a full-fledged media publishing company. The objective: showcasing African entrepreneurs and their ventures in all their glory. That is why we turned the microphone on Desiree!

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New in South Africa: Equity funding with Uprise.Africa

Everyone knows about crowdfunding, the practice of funding an idea, business, or project by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people via a crowdfunding platform. There is also a thing called equity funding. Through this process, one raises larger amounts of capital through the sale of shares in the enterprise to be. Whilst small compared to crowdfunding, equity funding is growing - also in Africa. Uprise.Africa in South Africa is such platform. Its top achievement? Helping a startup beer company in Cape Town raise $85,000 in 24 hours. 

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