Report: Freetown Pitch Night- December 6th 2017 Venue: 232, Lumley Beach.

Report: Freetown Pitch Night- December 6th 2017 Venue: 232, Lumley Beach.

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The theme for the December 6th  Freetown Pitch Night was “Design for Development ”. For the very first time, the Freetown Pitch Night had 5 students to pitch their business ideas. The students were from Limkokwing University of Creative Technology. All five will be graduating in 2019. Four of the students were from the faculty of Architecture and Design and one from the Faculty of Communication Media and Broadcasting. (more…)
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Foday Melvin Kamara

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Mr Foday Melvin Kamara is one of the most formidable entrepreneurs in Sierra Leone. He started his business 20 years ago, with an investment of less than $100 (£63) which he had saved while in Germany. His company, Fomel Industry and National Industrialisation Centre (FINIC), is now worth more than $1m. (more…)
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Report: Freetown Pitch Night- October 4th 2017

Report: Freetown Pitch Night- October 4th 2017

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The theme for the October 4th Freetown Pitch Night was “Made in Sierra Leone-Local Building Constructions Materials ”. According to UNIDO by 2050, two-thirds of the global population will live in cities. This will put serious pressure on developing countries like Sierra Leone where local construction infrastructure is at an early stage. The use of local materials for the construction industry has wide ranging economic implications for Sierra Leone. It also speaks to the "circular economy". (more…)
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Sierra Leone Brewery and GEN Sierra Leone Partnership

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[caption id="attachment_189" align="alignright" width="150"] Mutzig – “a Taste of Success“[/caption] Mutzig and Global Entrepreneurs Network Sierra Leone have formed a partnership to support the new breed of entrepreneurs in Sierra Leone through monthly event called “Freetown Pitch Night” The Freetown Pitch Night is a platform that builds, nurtures and provides opportunities to a new breed of entrepreneurs in Sierra Leone. The partnership will therefore ensure that the benefits of this platform is communicated to a wider audience locally and internationally. The partnership will also help to expand Freetown Pitch Night beyond Freetown. The brand Mutzig will be an essential part and a collaborative partner of this platform; a platform that will showcase amazing and innovative ideas with global potential. Mutzig – “a Taste of Success neatly fits into such a…
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Report: Freetown Pitch Night- September 6th 2017

Report: Freetown Pitch Night- September 6th 2017

GEN, Profile
The theme for the September 6th Freetown Pitch Night was “Disrupting Finance: Fintech”. FinTech stands for Financial Technologies,: technologies used and applied in the financial services sector. FinTech is coming to represent technologies that are disrupting traditional financial services, including mobile payments, money transfers, loans, fundraising, and asset management. “The sad fact is many of Africa’s citizens still lack access to basic financial services, with traditional financial service providers being unable to reach the most needy on the continent. The heavy work to connect these unbanked populations is being done by the continent’s fintech innovators, meaning the space is of crucial importance and impact”. According to Tom Jackson, Disrupt Africa’s co-founder, fintech appeals to investors because it checks two boxes. “Investing in fintech start-ups offers investors serious potential returns, given…
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