Innovation SL Ltd is an Entrepreneur Support Organisation (ESO) established in March 2017. The founder is a Sierra Leonean born Norwegian with 20 years in Entrepreneurship ecosystem development. One of the primary motivations in establishing Innovation SL was to deviate from the standard approach to nurturing innovators in Sierra Leone- through innovation competitions and award ceremonies that focus on the top 3 winners out of 50 submissions. It was also the usual practice for cash prizes to be handed over to the winners with no proper or adequate follow up.
From November 13th to the November 17th the world, including Sierra Leone, will celebrate the Global Entrepreneurship Week. Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch start-ups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.
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”.
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 … Read moreReport: Freetown Pitch Night- September 6th 2017