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Ventures Africa - Mara Sokoni

 

Rapidly growing pan-African company, Mara Group has launched an online market place, Mara Sarkoni which forms an eco-system of mobile and tech platforms designed to connect Africans across the continent. This presents an opportunity for young and dynamic Africans to connect through e-commerce, m-commerce, last mile logistics, and a social media platform, under the leadership of a new, top-level management team.Read full article...

 

 

How We Made It into Africa - Ashish Thakkar: Africa doesn’t want pity, but business partnerships

 

Africa doesn’t want pity, but business partnerships Read full article...

 

   

Forbes - The Lion Awakes: Ugandan Millionaire Ashish Thakkar Tells Story Of African Renaissance In New Book

 

Ashish J. Thakkar is the 34-year-old Executive Chairman and Founder of Mara Sokoni, a visionary entrepreneur, genocide survivor, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. In his book The Lion Awakes: Adventures in Africa’s Economic Miracle (Palgrave; August 25, 2015), Ashish gives readers an intimate, on the ground view of Africa’s astonishing and unprecedented economic awakening.Read full article...

 

 

Ashish J. Thakkar named chair of the UN Foundations Global Entrepreneurs Council

 

The United Nations Foundation today announced Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder of Mara Group and Mara Foundation, will serve as Chair of the UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council (GEC). As the first African entrepreneur to lead the GEC, Read full article...

 

   

Empower Women – Mara Foundation and Women’s Economic Empowerment

 

Mara Foundation was established in 2009 by Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder of Mara Group. Its mission is to provide comprehensive support services including mentorship, funding, incubation centre workspace and business training to African entrepreneurs. We believe that these support services will transform entrepreneurs’ business ideas into profitable and thriving business entities that will employ other Africans and contribute to the local and national economies.Read full article...

 

 

Women’s Venture Xchange-Africa Partnership

 

U.S. State Department, Case Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Network and Mara Foundation partner to create Women’s Venture Xchange-Africa.Read full article...

 

   

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