What will this session address?
The Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies ("Stanford Seed") runs the Seed Transformation Program for CEOs of small to medium sized companies in East and West Africa to grow their businesses. During this session, we will explore Stanford Seed’s journey in executing its initiatives in working entrepreneurs who are driving change through in West and East Africa. Seed will answer questions such as: Who are our program participants? What is our program model? What were our lessons learned? The session will also have two African entrepreneurs share their experiences and impact of the program.
Who are the Seed CEOs/companies?
The two entrepreneurs who will be sharing their stories are: Dr. Charles Yeboah from the International Community School in Ghana (Education sector| High School) Tara Gitau from the Winnie's Pure Health Products Ltd in Kenya (Food Processing sector | Healthy food provider)
Who is leading the discussion?
Seed is a university wide initiative lead by Stanford Graduate School of Business . Seed believes that business is one of the most powerful engines of change to move developing economies to greater prosperity. Seed is therefore working on multiple fronts and across multiple time horizons to train business leaders in developing economies, inspire Stanford students to become globally engaged leaders, and supporting critical research that can lead to breakthrough solutions.
The SAEN design workshop is a design thinking exercise where participants from interdisciplinary teams get to tackle challenges facing companies situated in Africa or companies working on innovative solutions and products for an African consumer base.Who are the CEOs/companies providing the challenges?
The two CEO's that we will be working with are:
Dr. Charles Yeboah from the International Community School in Ghana (Education sector| High School)
Tara Gitau from the Winnie's Pure Health Products Ltd in Kenya (Food Processing sector | Healthy food provider)
STANFORD AFRICA ENTREPRENEURSHIP NETWORK (SAEN) is a student group committed to building an intellectual community where ideas can be created, shared and implemented toward the growth and sustainable development of the African continent.
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