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    Top Finalists Announced for MEEK's Africa Startups Challenge 2022

    From MEEK Ventures Leadership: It has been a tough choice with the calibre and volume of candidates being HUGE, but we are proud to announce the MEEK start-up of Africa 2022 TOP FINALISTS!  The following founders are competing for the overall star prize of 100% scholarship to study Entrepreneurship (online) at the prestigious Draper University US. 1) Riwe Technologies 2) Loop 3) Learnali 4) Prodigy School Solution Suite 5) Strich Inc 6) LightEd 7) The Upcycle Architect – TUPA 8) […] More

  • in selected as a finalist for 2022 StartUp Awards National Series.

    Meek was 1 of over 770,000 new startups that were launched in the past year. Founded by Alexander (Xan) Varmuza and Ricky Laub-turner with a mission to assist students, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial societies, mentors, and investors to connect, learn and collaborate bringing new startup ideas and business ventures into reality. Over the past 12 months our awesome team have developed the meek platform and mobile apps, Research, product and user testing with University of Surrey University of Oxford students, Participated in […] More

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    MAA’VA’s Marieh Mehran Featured at ChangeNOW in Paris

    The world’s largest event for the Planet

    Check out Marieh Mehran, founder of MAA’VA as she joins ChangeNOW’s panel featuring Women for Change. Filmed live at the world’s largest event for the planet, ChangeNOW in Paris, France on May 19th, 2022 From the event program: When girls get the opportunities they deserve, amazing things start to happen. We know that there is a gap in visibility, recognition and access  to opportunities between men and women. It’s crucial to provide these resources at a young age and not […] More

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    Simon Turner: Dear Founder, There is No Magic Money Tree (

    Dear Startup Founders, I regret to Inform you that there is no magic money tree.

    Neither does it fall from the sky

    This may sound like a ridiculous, patronising, and cynical statement, but not a week goes by when I’m not asked by some aspiring founders — typically yet to launch — “when will I get funding?”.

    The reality and truth is: for many(/most), you won’t.

    Read the rest of this piece by Simon Turner

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    Meet the Fastest Growing FI LATAM Companies in 2022 (

    We are excited to release the LatAm FI50 report! Following the release of our global FI50 report, the new LatAm FI50 features the companies from Founder Institute’s portfolio across Central and South America that are growing most quickly in 2022, with the aim to bring attention to these fast-growth businesses.

    This list of course includes scale-up companies that raised big institutional funding rounds over the past year, but also high-growth earlier stage startups you may not have heard of yet, that are achieving impressive early growth metrics across more than 16+ cities and 2 continents.

    Click the link above to visit the FI LATAM Fast 50

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    Blawesome Founder & CEO Jennifer Kruidbos on Building for Web3 Wellness Communities (

    Jennifer Kruidbos is the Founder & CEO of Blawesome, a Founder Institute Toronto portfolio company providing a platform for wellness creators and their communities to learn, grow, and build culture together. Blawesome is a web3 creator marketplace network, with tools to help wellness creators to grow, manage and monetize their communities, including practice management structures and tokenized communities. 

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    Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Launches First-ever Cameroon Accelerator. (

    The New Normal means New Opportunities: today, the world needs more entrepreneurs to help lead the way in building a brighter future for all. The Founder Institute, the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses, is excited to announce that it is officially launching its newest chapter in Cameroon. 

    Opportunities are flourishing in Cameroon. There’s now a growing ecosystem of support here for entrepreneurs – and Founder Institute can increase any aspiring technology entrepreneur’s chances of success in Cameroon, by providing the necessary founder mindset, structure, and network – with a direct link to Silicon Valley.

    The Cameroon accelerator features world class mentors, including RSL’s Managing Director Chris Foltz

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