UI faculty help African entrepreneurs build businesses in their home countries

June 14, 2017

Two University of Iowa faculty members from the Tippie College of Business recently spent time in Ethiopia and Kenya helping entrepreneurs who participated in last year’s Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) develop their businesses.

Diakite Dreams Big in Guinea - A Local Chicken Farm with a National Mindset

July 18, 2016

Adama Diakite, the founder and CEO of Adakol Farms, is on a mission to revolutionize farming in his home country, Guinea. Diakite comes from a family with a farming legacy. His grandfather and his father are both farmers, which is a popular occupation in Guinea.

Changing the Agricultural Industry of Kenya, One Chicken at a Time

July 1, 2016

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to Sare Millers Ltd, where high quality, low cost animal feed is guaranteed!

Meet the Entrepreneur Changing the Tech Scene in Senegal

July 7, 2016

What do the internet and Senegal have in common? They have both been reinvigorated by Awa Caba, a young and energetic entrepreneur hailing from Dakar, Senegal.

Starting Their Own Business to Improve Lives in Africa

July 25, 2016

The University of Iowa's Mandela Washington Fellows want more than to create a business, they want to transform their countries.

Meet the Entrepreneur Changing the Tech Scene in Senegal

July 9, 2016

Awa Caba, a University of Iowa Mandela Washington Fellow, is a young entrepreneur from Dakar, Senegal. She works to connect business women in Senegal with the internet to enhance their influence.

Mandela Fellows Land in Iowa City

June 23, 2016

A group of 25 emerging entrepreneurs from sub-Saharan Africa arrived in Iowa City for the Mandela Washington Fellowship program. They will be staying at the University of Iowa for six weeks and will be be taking classes and touring the state.

BTN LiveBIG: Mandela Washington Fellows Experience Big Ten Hospitality

June 20, 2016

Multiple Big Ten universities are hosting some of the 1,000 African students who are in the U.S. as a part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship program. The program has three tracks: Business and Entrepreneurship Institutes, Civic Leadership Institutes, and Public Management Institutes.

Mandela Fellows to Start UI Visit Friday, June 17

June 16, 2016

The U.S. State Department’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for African Leaders is sending 25 young African professionals to the University of Iowa for a six-week entrepreneurial education program.

UI to Host Mandela Washington Fellows this Summer

February 15, 2016

As a part of the U.S. State Department's Mandela Washington Fellowship for African Leaders, the University of Iowa will be hosting 25 young business and government leaders from many sub-Saharan African countries this summer.