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Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.

Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.

Location:

United States

Description:

Terser Adamu, who is an Africa Business Strategist, International Trade Adviser, and Director at ETK Group, shares his thoughts on how to unlock Africa’s economic potential in the 21st century. This is delivered through engaging and thought provoking discussions with innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and business leaders who are unlocking Africa’s economic potential. Whether you're a business leader, aspiring entrepreneur, have a comfortable side hustle, or want to take your business to the next level, each episode is jam-packed with information and insight that will enable you to take immediate action and implement key strategies to successfully launch and grow your business in Africa.

Language:

English


Episodes

Why Africa Is the Future of the Fashion Industry. Now Is the Time to Trade and Invest with Jacqueline Shaw

7/11/2022
Episode #26 with Jacqueline Shaw who is an African fashion sourcing consultant, Director at Africa Fashion Guide which is an information based platform with the focus to promote the African fashion and textile industry and create an awareness campaign that promotes the full supply chain of the African fashion and textile industry with an ethical perspective to the greater global textile industry. It is a one stop shop for fashion professionals, students, retailers, magazines, bloggers and...

Duration:00:43:49

How to Win Customers in Africa’s Unstructured Market. Africa’s Goldmine with Uchenna Uzo

7/4/2022
Episode #25 with Dr. Uchenna Uzo who is the current Faculty Director at Lagos Business School, and teaches marketing management, personal selling, sales, and channel management courses. His research and consulting projects span several industries focusing mainly on indigenous sales and marketing strategies, retailing and consumer behaviour trends in Africa. He currently serves on the board of a retail marketing firm and is the author of several business case studies, blogs via Afritail, and...

Duration:00:41:48

Using Blockchain for Social Impact in Africa: The Good, Bad, and in Between with Pretty Kubyane

6/27/2022
Episode #24 with Pretty Kubyane who is Co-Founder of Coronet Blockchain, a company that provides blockchain vetted products to African markets throughout the Beauty, Fashion, and Food supply chains. Leveraging blockchain for social good. They also provide advisory insights to organisations and governments embarking on their own blockchain initiatives. Pretty's decade-long expertise in management consulting led to her co-founding of Coronet Blockchain, an innovative technological solution...

Duration:00:50:19

Why the Informal Business Sector Is the Next Great Frontier of Africa. Africa’s Economic Revolution with GG Alcock

6/20/2022
Episode #23 with GG Alcock. GG has been at times a shebeen owner, anti-apartheid activist, community worker and African adventurer, and more recently the founder of Minanawe Marketing, a leading marketing agency in the mass market. Having realised from an early age that there is no glamour in poverty GG uses his unique skills and experience to highlight and grow informal low income mass markets in Africa. GG’s latest book KasiNomic Revolution explores the revolution taking place in the...

Duration:01:17:53

How the Gig Economy Is Creating Jobs and Changing Work Culture in Africa with Nicolas Goldstein

6/13/2022
Episode #22 with Nicolas Goldstein who is Co-founder of Talenteum, which is an impactful and Pan-African web platform designed to help companies recruit and employ teams working remotely or locally in Africa. Talenteum provides an easy way to find remote talent in Africa. You can gain access to the largest pool of African talent in only a few clicks. The platform handles local employment compliance, recruiting, payroll, and human resource management. What We Discuss With Nicolas...

Duration:00:41:22

An Expert Interview About Africa’s Tech Startup Ecosystem in the Midst of an Economic Downturn with Satoshi Shinada

6/6/2022
Episode #21 with Satoshi Shinada who is a Partner at Verod Kepple Africa Ventures which is an early stage VC fund that backs exceptional founders in and from Africa who are addressing deep gaps between the status quo and the ideal. Prior to founding Kepple, Satoshi worked at Sojitz Corporation as an Investment Manager, where he was in charge of infrastructure and energy projects. From 2010 to 2014, he was the Director of Sojitz Corporation Nigeria in Lagos, Nigeria. What We Discuss With...

Duration:00:54:52

What Must Be Done to Ensure That Africa’s Youth Can Contribute to the Continent’s Economic Prosperity with Dr. Faith Nwaobia

5/30/2022
Episode #20 with Dr. Faith Nwaobia who is President & Founder of YouthUp Global which is a fast-growing social enterprise focused on the extrapolation and utilization of human capital deeply embedded in the world youth population toward the creation of competitive businesses connected under a universal umbrella. He also co-founded Telemigrants, a platform that connects people in emerging markets with jobs in developed countries. What We Discuss With Dr. Faith Nwaobia Full show notes and...

Duration:01:07:55

How to Develop a Disruption-Proof Supply Chain in Africa and Globally with Brian Aoaeh

5/23/2022
Episode #19 with Brian Aoaeh who is a Cofounder and General Partner of REFASHIOND Ventures, an emerging venture capital fund manager that invests in early stage supply chain technology. He co-founded The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation, and is an Adjunct Professor of Supply Chain & Operations Management in the Department Technology Management & Innovation at the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University. What We Discuss With Brian Aoaeh Full show notes and resources can be...

Duration:01:12:06

The Truth and Facts About How Africans Consume Brands with Feyi Olubodun

5/16/2022
Episode #18 with Feyi Olubodun who is the Founder and Managing Partner of Open Squares Africa, a marketing strategy consulting firm with the mission to “interpret Africa for businesses with an Africa focus, thereby helping them navigate businesses successfully there.” He currently consults for multi-nationals and indigenous businesses on how to win in the African marketplace, with assignments across multiple regions on the continent. Feyi is one of the leading authorities on understanding...

Duration:01:08:33

Why the African Continental Free Trade Agreement Is a Global Game Changer with Louis Afful

5/9/2022
Episode #17 with Louis Yaw Afful who is Executive Director at AfCFTA Policy Network Group, which is a burgeoning international NGO focused on highlighting free trade and upholding the implementation of AfCFTA and Intra-Africa trade with its pillars of trade partnerships, economies of scale, linkages, food security, accelerated economic activity and infrastructural development. Louis is an international trade practitioner and serves on several international boards such as the GLOBAL Chamber...

Duration:00:49:00

Using Technology to Unlock Africa’s Multibillion-Dollar Property Market with Daniel Bloch

5/3/2022
Episode #16 with Daniel Bloch who is CEO at SESO Global, which is a Digital Lands Transactions platform that facilitates secure, trusted and risk-free Blockchain Land Transactions between, Property Owners, Land Service Agencies and Financial Institutions in Africa. What We Discuss With Daniel Bloch Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss How Data Is Increasing Funding in Africa’s Startup Ecosystem with...

Duration:00:58:40

How Data Is Increasing Funding in Africa’s Startup Ecosystem with Dario Giuliani

4/25/2022
Episode #15 with Dario Giuliani who is Founder and Director at Briter Bridges, which is is a think tank and data-driven research company focused on the role of innovation and technology, as well as private sector development across underserved markets. What We Discuss With Dario Giuliani Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Developing an Effective Data Infrastructure to Drive Business Growth in Africa...

Duration:00:43:15

Developing an Effective Data Infrastructure to Drive Business Growth in Africa with Rob Withagen

4/18/2022
Episode #14 with Rob Withagen who is Co-Founder and CEO at Asoko Insight, which is Africa’s leading corporate data and engagement platform, providing global investors, multinationals and development institutions the most effective route to discover, shortlist and engage their target universe of African companies. What We Discuss With Rob Withagen Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Why You Should...

Duration:00:51:00

Why You Should Invest in African Startups. Africa Is the Future with Gbite Oduneye

4/11/2022
Episode #13 with Gbite Oduneye who is Founder and General Partner at ODBA, an early-stage venture capital firm that believes that real founders who have started, run, and scaled businesses are the best people to invest in them. What We Discuss With Gbite Oduneye Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss The Facts and Emerging Trends of Retail in Africa with Mac Mabidilala? Make sure to check out it...

Duration:01:22:35

The Facts and Emerging Trends of Retail in Africa with Mac Mabidilala

4/4/2022
Episode #12 with Mac Mabidilala who is Head Of Research at Trade Intelligence, a leading provider of retail business research, insight and capability building solutions in and across Africa. What We Discuss With Mac Mabidilala Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss How an Innovative Startup Is Driving Financial Inclusion for Women in Africa with Ifeoma Uddoh? Make sure to check out it out! Like this...

Duration:00:58:08

How an Innovative Startup Is Driving Financial Inclusion for Women in Africa with Ifeoma Uddoh

3/28/2022
Episode #11 with Ifeoma Uddoh who is the Founder of Shecluded, a fintech company that provides growth loans, business support, Asset building tools, and financial education for African women.. What We Discuss With Ifeoma Uddoh Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss How Technology Is Being Used to Facilitate Trade and Reduce Fraud in Africa’s Agriculture with Victoria Madedor? Make sure to check out it...

Duration:00:35:50

How Technology Is Being Used to Facilitate Trade and Reduce Fraud in Africa’s Agriculture with Victoria Madedor

3/21/2022
Episode #10 with Victoria Madedor who is a Co-Founder of Agroverified, and Head of Business Development (Agribusiness & FMCG) at the Bank of Industry Nigeria. What We Discuss With Victoria Madedor Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss The Key to Recruiting and Retaining the Top 5% Of Talent in Africa for Your Company with Inez Willeboordse? Make sure to check out it out! Like this show? Please leave...

Duration:01:07:01

The Key to Recruiting and Retaining the Top 5% Of Talent in Africa for Your Company with Inez Willeboordse

3/14/2022
Episode #9 with Inez Willeboordse who is the Managing Partner of JobnetAfrica. What We Discuss With Inez Willeboordse Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Why Policies Are Critical to Africa Closing the Digital and Financial Divide with Michelle Chivunga? Make sure to check out it out! Like this show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps! Connect with Terser on LinkedIn at...

Duration:00:37:16

Why Policies Are Critical to Africa Closing the Digital and Financial Divide with Michelle Chivunga

3/7/2022
Episode #8 with Michelle Chivunga who is the Founder and CEO of Global Policy House. What We Discuss With Michello Chivunga Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss Moving Back to Africa With a Purpose. Professional Footballer to Farmer with Shalom Bako? Make sure to check out it out! Like this show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps! Connect with Terser on LinkedIn at...

Duration:01:24:08

Moving Back to Africa With a Purpose. Professional Footballer to Farmer with Shalom Bako

2/28/2022
Episode #7 with Shalom Bako who is the Managing Director of AFRIVANA. What We Discuss With Shalom Bako Full show notes and resources can be found here: Unlocking Africa show notes Did you miss my previous episode where I discuss How to Use Blockchain to Unlock Africa’s Potential. Digital Path to Political and Trade Transparency with Shadrack Kubyane? Make sure to check out it out! Like this show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps! Connect with Terser on LinkedIn...

Duration:01:05:47