The NileView: Re-Imagining Africa as the continent of the 21st Century

By Sherif Kamel

Entrepreneurship has for many years impacted the developed world and emerging economies by acting as a catalyst and a driver for change.  More recently, entrepreneurs have demonstrated the prospects offered by tech-enabled startups to transform their societies.  For Africa, a generation of young and educated entrepreneurs represent a potential game changer that could drive continent-wide accelerated growth, help transform 54 economies and improve the lives and livelihoods of over 1.2 billion Africans.  Therefore, it is in Africa’s interest to build a conducive entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports startups and small and medium-size enterprises given their potential to accelerate Africa’s socioeconomic transformation.

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