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Celebrating the commencement of its third cohort and third running year, the New Entrepreneurs Xchange for Transformation project (NEXTi2i) is pleased to announce the fellows of the Ashesi Venture Incubator (AVI)’s 2021 cohort. Last year we celebrated the passing of the olympic torch from our first...

Engineer and AVI fellow Theresa Chidembo is the founder of CARTHO, which focuses on cattle rearing and small-scale horticulture to produce good quality and organic beef and vegetables for the people of Chivhu town in Zimbabwe. Commercial farming is unpopular among the youth in Zimbabwe. Many...

Business Administration graduate, AVI fellow and the founder of Loozeele Initiative, Teni Agana is a source of inspiration for many.  She worked to put herself through school and despite numerous setbacks, ultimately earned a scholarship to Ashesi University, where she went from almost failing out...

AVI fellow Robert Boateng–Duah is the founder of REST (Robotics Engineering Science & Technology) Solutions, which offers skills training, entrepreneurship and basic literacy to women in rural communities. Many industries in Africa lack technology that will allow them to collect data in real-time to enable them...

Pearl Abbam, a fellow of the Ashesi Venture Incubator is deeply passionate about entrepreneurship and inspiring the younger generation to lead a purpose-driven life. Growing up, she developed an interest in craftwork, a hobby she has since turned into a business.  The Ashesi Venture Incubator, a...

Nazaretha Nyamuame, an AVI fellow is the deputy director of Bowney Initiative. The organization focuses on empowering adolescent girls so that they can achieve their education and career goals.  “Many young girls in Ghana are unable to reach where they desire, in terms of education and...

From becoming the campus-wide go-to person for repairing cracked phone and laptop screens to introducing Meüse Cab; a transport service for Ashesi students, Mohamed, an AVI fellow believes in approaching problem spaces analytically - regardless of a perceived lack of resources. In an interview the entrepreneur...

A “lack of critical thinking and problem solving skills among students in deprived Senior High Schools” contrasted with “the students' passion to solve problems in their communities” helped me realise what I needed to do.  Janet Fuah, an AVI 2020 fellow is a Business Administration graduate...

Based on data produced by the Ghana National Tomato Producers Federation, Ghana produces over 510,000 tons of tomatoes each year. Out of this number, 153,000 which constitutes 30% is lost after harvest (Goodman, 2017). The perishable nature of tomatoes means that it easily goes to...