A group of African entrepreneurs come to the Quad Cities

July 22, 2019

A group of entrepreneurs, the Mandela Washington Fellows, visited the Quad Cities. The fellows are a group of 25 people from countries in Africa who are learning new techniques and methods to bring back to their home countries.

African fellows learn new business skills at the University of Iowa

July 11, 2019

African fellows participating in the Mandela Washington Fellowship at the University of Iowa are studying American business and economics through the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center.

Mandela Fellows tour Herbert Hoover Museum in West Branch

July 6, 2019

On Saturday, twenty-five African entrepreneurs participating in the Mandela Washington Fellowship toured the Herbert Hoover Historic Site in West Branch.

Educational Institutions across United Stated selected to host Mandela Washington Fellows

February 1, 2019

Twenty-seven U.S. educational institutions in 20 states will host Leadership Institutes for 700 Mandela Washington Fellows, the University of Iowa being among them for their fourth year. 

Mandela Washington Fellow Wins ICT Awards

November 15, 2018

On October 24 in Kenya, one of our past Mandela Washington Fellows was the overall winner of The Connected Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Awards. Gervase Jeneri Wakoli had the SME with the largest social impact that aligned with the ministry of ICT. His Company Engho Kuku Farmer won both the agricultural category and the overall prize.

African Entrepreneurs Connect to the Quad-City Global Ag Market

July 19, 2018

The Mandela Washington Fellows share their experience from traveling to the Quad Cities to visit John Deere and what they've learned through the Fellowship so far.

25 Young Africans Learn Business Skills in Summer Program through the University of Iowa

July 17, 2018

The Mandela Washington Fellows share about their experiences so far at the University of Iowa for the Mandela Washington Fellowship.

Young African Leaders Arrive in Iowa City to Learn About Entrepreneurship and Promote International Dialogue

July 2, 2018

For the third consecutive year, UI’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) welcomes 25 Mandela Washington Fellows from Sub-Saharan African countries to the University of Iowa to learn about U.S. entrepreneurship and promote international dialogue.

Aiming for Nationwide Buzz

June 28, 2018

Isaac Quiadoo, a 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow, showcases his startup and what work he's done since the Mandela Washington Fellowship. Read more online

Young African Entrepreneurs Learning Business Skills in Iowa

July 12, 2017

The University of Iowa's Mandela Washington Fellows visited Davenport, Iowa as part of their six-week program. Read more online