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Stories of startups from emerging markets.

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Stories of startups from emerging markets.

    Series 9: Education + Adoption- Blockchain in Africa Episode 195 Redesigning the Future with Precious Omusuwe from Nigeria

    Series 9: Education + Adoption- Blockchain in Africa Episode 195 Redesigning the Future with Precious Omusuwe from Nigeria

    About Precious

    Precious Omusuwe is a Certified Blockchain Solutions Architect project  and Coordinator of Blockchain Enthusiasts, a platform focused on blockchain education. His biggest asset is his ability to communicate complex information in user-friendly language and since 2017 has been actively involved in blockchain education at the grassroots. Outside the blockchain space, Precious is an ardent soccer analyst, Software Support and Implementation consultant and a loving husband.

    • 47 min
    Guyana: Startup Nation. A Three Part Series with Entrepreneur and Merchant Banker Steven Jasmin (Bonus Feature) Part 3-Startup Nation. Episode 194

    Guyana: Startup Nation. A Three Part Series with Entrepreneur and Merchant Banker Steven Jasmin (Bonus Feature) Part 3-Startup Nation. Episode 194

    MORE INFO ON STEVEN

    Mr. Jasmin is Group Chairman and Managing Director of Smart City Clearing Company Ltd. a BVI based frontier market Merchant Bank. The bank’s focus is working with High Net Worth and Institutional clients across all aspects of the Alternative Investment Class as they look to invest and participate in Guyana’s growth. His practice focuses on four key markets: Commercial Real Estate, Oil & Gas Service Companies, Infrastructure Development, and Technology. ​ To learn more about his origin story, follow the LinkedIn Article he posted: "Finding the Path to El Dorado in Guyana".

    With over 15 years of experience as a Management Consultant and Investment Banker for Fortune 500 and Middle Market Companies, he has experience spanning all aspects of business but prefers to focus on Corporate Finance and Investment Banking. ​ He is able to bring a deep and significant skillset as well as an extensive world-wide network with key relationships to bear for his clients and partners. Some of his clients have included: Delta Air Lines, Coca Cola, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and Proctor & Gamble. Prior to being a Fortune 500 consultant, Mr. Jasmin is also a former registered Investment Banker. ​

    He has worked as a Managing Director for Corporate Finance Associates where he oversaw deals across the entire alternative investment asset class. Prior to working with CFA, Steven was Vice President at the boutique investment bank Street Capital. Steven’s network and background as a former FINRA registered investment banker and management consultant allows him to bring a unique perspective to every opportunity. With a degree from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, and over 15 years of business experience in the fields of finance, marketing, information technology, and operations, Steven has an eye for detail across all spectrums. ​ Recognizing that successful companies are built over time he is driven to employ his business acumen and broad skill set to help his partners and portfolio companies achieve their desired goals and long term financial success. Steven resides in Atlanta, Georgia but spends the majority of his time in Guyana as he works to help the country navigate through first oil and beyond.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Series 9: Education + Adoption- Blockchain in Africa Episode 193 Blockchain in the Hair Industry with Pretty Kubyane from South Africa

    Series 9: Education + Adoption- Blockchain in Africa Episode 193 Blockchain in the Hair Industry with Pretty Kubyane from South Africa

    ABOUT PRETTY

    Pretty’s management consulting focus across a decade ushered her into an industry disruption through the co-founding of Coronet Blockchain - an emerging technology solution geared to shift how hair exchanges hands across Africa's ZAR 100 billion per year sector.

    A responsibility that sees her reshaping the future of this sector through blockchain driven supply chain digital infrastructure inputs leveraging blockchain technology to evolve the salon sector from hand to mouth into a bankable economy. Future-proofing the salon sector, in a post-Covid reality, ensuring their sustainability, re-tooling, and bring about employable key industry skills whilst fulfilling consumer expectations.

    • 41 min
    [Bonus Series] Guyana Startup Nation. A Three Part Series with Entrepreneur, Guyana Focused Frontier Merchant Banker and Asset Manager Steven Jasmin. Part 2 The Guyana Story Episode 192

    [Bonus Series] Guyana Startup Nation. A Three Part Series with Entrepreneur, Guyana Focused Frontier Merchant Banker and Asset Manager Steven Jasmin. Part 2 The Guyana Story Episode 192

    MORE INFO ON STEVEN

    Mr. Jasmin is Group Chairman and Managing Director of Smart City Clearing Company Ltd. a BVI based frontier market Merchant Bank. The bank’s focus is working with High Net Worth and Institutional clients across all aspects of the Alternative Investment Class as they look to invest and participate in Guyana’s growth. His practice focuses on four key markets: Commercial Real Estate, Oil & Gas Service Companies, Infrastructure Development, and Technology. To learn more about his origin story, follow the LinkedIn Article he posted: "Finding the Path to El Dorado in Guyana".

    With over 15 years of experience as a Management Consultant and Investment Banker for Fortune 500 and Middle Market Companies, he has experience spanning all aspects of business but prefers to focus on Corporate Finance and Investment Banking. He is able to bring a deep and significant skillset as well as an extensive world-wide network with key relationships to bear for his clients and partners. Some of his clients have included: Delta Air Lines, Coca Cola, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and Proctor & Gamble. Prior to being a Fortune 500 consultant, Mr. Jasmin is also a former registered Investment Banker.

    He has worked as a Managing Director for Corporate Finance Associates where he oversaw deals across the entire alternative investment asset class. Prior to working with CFA, Steven was Vice President at the boutique investment bank Street Capital. Steven’s network and background as a former FINRA registered investment banker and management consultant allows him to bring a unique perspective to every opportunity. With a degree from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, and over 15 years of business experience in the fields of finance, marketing, information technology, and operations, Steven has an eye for detail across all spectrums. Recognizing that successful companies are built over time he is driven to employ his business acumen and broad skill set to help his partners and portfolio companies achieve their desired goals and long term financial success. Steven resides in Atlanta, Georgia but spends the majority of his time in Guyana as he works to help the country navigate through first oil and beyond.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Series 9: Education + Adoption- Blockchain in Africa. Episode 191 The Role of Edtech in Blockchain Adoption with Sonia John Ecosystem Developer at Filecoin

    Series 9: Education + Adoption- Blockchain in Africa. Episode 191 The Role of Edtech in Blockchain Adoption with Sonia John Ecosystem Developer at Filecoin

    ABOUT SONIA

    Sonia John is  blockchain developer, writer and speaker.  She is passionate about the decentralized web and all the endless possibilities within it! She believes that it is not enough to know and be willing but to act.  She is working on Porium, a web3-focused distributed online learning platform and is currently an Ecosystem Developer at Filecoin. 

    • 49 min
    [Bonus Series] Guyana Startup Nation. A Three Part Series with Entrepreneur, Guyana Focused Frontier Merchant Banker and Asset Manager Steven Jasmin. Part 1 The Origin Story Episode 190

    [Bonus Series] Guyana Startup Nation. A Three Part Series with Entrepreneur, Guyana Focused Frontier Merchant Banker and Asset Manager Steven Jasmin. Part 1 The Origin Story Episode 190

    MORE INFO ON STEVEN

    Mr. Jasmin is Group Chairman and Managing Director of Smart City Clearing Company Ltd. a BVI based frontier market Merchant Bank. The bank’s focus is working with High Net Worth and Institutional clients across all aspects of the Alternative Investment Class as they look to invest and participate in Guyana’s growth. His practice focuses on four key markets: Commercial Real Estate, Oil & Gas Service Companies, Infrastructure Development, and Technology. ​ To learn more about his origin story, follow the LinkedIn Article he posted: "Finding the Path to El Dorado in Guyana".

    With over 15 years of experience as a Management Consultant and Investment Banker for Fortune 500 and Middle Market Companies, he has experience spanning all aspects of business but prefers to focus on Corporate Finance and Investment Banking. ​ He is able to bring a deep and significant skillset as well as an extensive world-wide network with key relationships to bear for his clients and partners. Some of his clients have included: Delta Air Lines, Coca Cola, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and Proctor & Gamble. Prior to being a Fortune 500 consultant, Mr. Jasmin is also a former registered Investment Banker. ​

    He has worked as a Managing Director for Corporate Finance Associates where he oversaw deals across the entire alternative investment asset class. Prior to working with CFA, Steven was Vice President at the boutique investment bank Street Capital. Steven’s network and background as a former FINRA registered investment banker and management consultant allows him to bring a unique perspective to every opportunity. With a degree from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, and over 15 years of business experience in the fields of finance, marketing, information technology, and operations, Steven has an eye for detail across all spectrums. ​ Recognizing that successful companies are built over time he is driven to employ his business acumen and broad skill set to help his partners and portfolio companies achieve their desired goals and long term financial success. Steven resides in Atlanta, Georgia but spends the majority of his time in Guyana as he works to help the country navigate through first oil and beyond.

    • 58 min

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