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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...

Grace Cleland, an Ashesi University alumna and AVI fellow founded Natural Space because she came to be aware of “the struggles that come with having afro-textured hair”, setting out to provide the “right hair products and regimen in order to boost the confidence of natural...

Emma Forson, a fellow in this year’s AVI cohort is the founder of ELNAK Recycles, which recycles textiles for businesses and households to eliminate fabric pollution and its unwanted accumulation across the country. ELNAK Recycles creates employment and contributes to the 8th and 9th SDE goals;...

Ebenezer Addo Tenkorang, a 2020 fellow of the AVI, is an alumnus of Ashesi University and the cofounder of Adesua Online, an e-learning platform that provides an affordable, convenient and remote world class education to intellectually passionate high school students in Ghana.  The fellow confesses that...

Bernard Wayne is an AVI fellow and the founder of Speeders Laundry, which exists to provide efficient, reliable and professional laundry services to busy working urban dwellers and in the process, empowers the women they work with to take charge of their own life.  Smocks and...