Entrepreneurship

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 month 6 hours ago

New Book is Available Now for DOWNLOAD

Agricultural Innovators in Ethiopia: Lessons from the Food Security and Rural Entrepreneurship Innovation Fund

Click HERE or Go to www.agriprofocus.com/fsre-fund

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru What a cool learning document! Thanks Gizaw :)

2 weeks 2 days ago

dec
22

Wirausaha Muda Mandiri 2016

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  22 December 2016 to 31 December 2016 - All Day Event
  Jakarta

Sebagai wujud konsistensi dalam mendukung tumbuh kembang wirausahawan muda Indonesia dari kalangan terdidik (mahasiswa maupun alumni), Bank Mandiri kembali menyelenggarakan Program Wirausaha Muda Mandiri (WMM). WMM merupakan kompetisi wirausaha nasional yang ditujukan untuk mencari bibit pengusaha muda potensial dan turut berperan dalam pengembangan kewirausahaan di Indonesia

Sesuai dengan tema pelaksanaan kegiatan di tahun 2016 "Muda, Inovatif, Peduli" Bank Mandiri mencari pengusaha muda yang inovatif dalam penciptaan produk dan jasa serta inovatif dalam merumuskan strategi dan proses bisnis untuk memenangkan persaingan pasar.

Melalui program WMM kami ingin memberikan edukasi kepada generasi muda bahwa menjadi pengusaha tidak hanya bertujuan untuk mandiri, namun harus memberikan dampak positif bagi lingkungan sekitarnya. Untuk itu penerapan prinsip good corporate governance (GCG) dan sustainability (keberlanjutan usaha) menjadi point penting dalam kompetisi WMM 2016.

Disamping wirausahaw

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 5 months 3 days ago

Firstly, let me introduce my self in this forum. I am Rici Solihin, a creative, responsible and motivated farmer with genuine interest in business and agriculture from Indonesia. I am also an owner of Paprici, Indonesian Vegetables Supplier and Bell Pepper Cultivation. While completing my Master of Science Management Program at Universitas Padjadjaran, I developed Farmtastic, a start-up project, to solve the high logistic cost and networking problem for small-scale farmers which was awarded as 1st winner of YSEALI Pitch Master Chef Business Competition at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2016. I was a finalist of Mandiri Young Entrepreneur Award and represented Indonesia in ASEAN Student Visit India Program. Currently, I have been chosen as Young Agripreneurz Ambassador 2016 organized by Agriprofocus Indonesia. I am also a young lecturer who empower young entrepreneurs and local farmers in rural areas. Please feel free to share with me about your entrepreneurship and farming experience.

Rici Solihin hai @anne, it is nice to know you too. Thank you for your support and very nice greeting. Wish you all the best with your activites too! :)

5 months 2 days ago

Ence Suhana Selamat ya bu atas prestasinya baik d budang wirausahanya mau oun terpikihnya sebagai duta petani muda mohon bimbingannya perkenalkan saya  ence suhana dr subang saya juga seorang petani sekaligus wira usaha di bidng ternak jangkrik dn ternak atau budidaya benih ikan mas juga dan saya masih tercatat sebagi mahasiswa agribisnis pertanian di universitas subang...barang kali ada info buat beasiswa pendidikan toww beasiswa penelitian sekarang saya lagi meneliti efektifitas pupuk organik cair dr kotoran jangkrik...dan saya memvutihkan dana untuk hal tersebut teimakasih atas waktunya

5 months 1 day ago

Ence Suhana Minta webnya tow contacknya bang

5 months 1 day ago

Rici Solihin Thank you for your a nice greeting Maula Paramitha Wulandaru
Great question! In my opinion the greatest challenge so far coming from the availability of competent human resources in agriculture. It is because most of local farmers live in rural area and they are lack of entrepreneurial skills and has lower education level. On the other hand, most of educated people want to be the middlemen in the food supply chain. So, it is hard to find a new worker who has passion in agriculture. Thus make the distribution chain become long and reduce the income margin for the local farmers, reduce the quality and increase the price for end consumer.

4 months 3 weeks ago

Rici Solihin Terima kasih mas Ence Suhana
Wah usaha yang menarik sekali, saya juga memulai berwirausaha budidaya paprika sejak saya masih duduk di bangku perkuliahan walaupun saya bukan basicnya di bidang pertanian. Nilai baiknya Anda punya pendidikan yang linier dengan bidang usaha sehingga harapan saya Anda bisa lebih konsisten dalam menjalankan bisnis tersebut. Untuk peluang beasiswa wirausaha cukup banyak khususnya untuk di perguruan tinggi baik tingkat diploma atau sarjana karena dari Dikti dan Universitas biasanya ada program kreativitas mahasiswa atau lebih dikenal dengan PKM serta program mahasiswa wirausaha (PMW) mungkin bisa mulai cari info-info mengenai program tersebut di bagian biro kemahasiswaan. Program menarik lainnya seperti program beasiswa wirausaha yang sering diadakan oleh Bank BUMN kita hanya saja program tersebut biasa diperuntukkan untuk mahasiswa di universitas tertentu, untuk hal ini mungkin sebaiknya lebih rajin mengunjungi bagian kemahasiswaan kampusnya. Program lainnya bisa juga memantau program wirausaha pemula dari Kementerian Pemuda dan Olah Raga (Kemenpora) yang sering diadakan di pertengahan tahun. Terakhir dapat pula melihat berita terkini mengenai program kewirausahaan yang sering diadakan oleh beberapa NGO dalam maupun luar negeri salah satunya AgriProFocus ini. Tipsnya simpel saja, Anda sebaiknya memiliki rencana bisnis berupa proposal business plan mengenai usaha yang sedang dijalankan, coba tonjolkan apa inovasi yang diciptakan, manfaat untuk masyarakat sekitar. prospek usaha tersebut dilihat dari perhitungan keuangan, pangsa pasar serta ulas keunggulan usaha itu dibandingkan dengan usaha lainnya. Untuk info lebih jelas mungkin bisa mengunjungi website pribadi saya yang terkadang membahas mengenai pembuatan proposal bisnis serta info lomba kewirausahaan di http://ricisolihin.com atau website usaha saya di http://paprici.com

4 months 3 weeks ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 6 months 3 days ago

Pendaftaran kompetisi Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards Indonesia (CMA) 2016 telah dibuka!

Inisiatif Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA) berasal dari Citi Foundation yang berkantor pusat di New York, Amerika Serikat. Inisiatif ini bertujuan untuk meningkatkan kesadaran masyarakat akan pentingnya kewirausahaan dan keuangan mikro dalam mendukung inklusi keuangan serta penguatan ekonomi individu berpenghasilan rendah.


Untuk mencapai tujuan tersebut, Citi Indonesia (Citibank, N.A.) bekerjasama dengan Mercy Corps Indonesia kembali menyelenggarakan CMA 2016. CMA adalah kompetisi untuk menghargai pengusaha mikro berprestasi yang berkontribusi positif kepada lingkungan di sekitarnya.


Terdapat 5 Kategori Penghargaan dalam CMA 2016, yaitu:

1. Green Microentrepreneur (usaha ramah lingkungan, semua sektor)
2. Agriculture Microentrepreneur (sektor agrikultur)
3. Service Microentrepreneur (sektor jasa dan layanan)
4. Fishery Microentrepreneur (sektor perikanan)
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Sigit Prasojo Mesore Mbak mitha, salam kenal. maaf saya masih rada bingung untuk memaparkan sesuatu dan bertanya. kalau boleh saya mau tanya dulu tentang kegitan tentang tanggal 1 Desember 2016, bagaimana cara mengikutinya dan mendaftarnya ?? apakah dengan batas Usia / tidak. trimakasih atas konfirmasi  dan telah mendapat kan ruang / kesempatan dalam bergabung / belajar lebih disisni. salam

6 months 2 days ago

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Hai Mas Sigit, salam kenal. Mas sigit di atas menulis di kolom komentar posting CMA, namun isinya tentang hal lain. Nggak papa, cuma nanti buat posting lain saja atau komentar di posting yang relevan di http://agriprofocus.com/post/58299497a93f2540a65552bf. Saya jawab ya : acara network & learning event tanggal 1 tidak dibatasi umur, isi form ini http://bit.ly/2ewGco8 untuk mendaftar

6 months 2 days ago

Sigit Prasojo adakah syarat lain mbakk?? Thank's

6 months 2 days ago

Sigit Prasojo oww iya masih bingung mengunakan halamanya mbakkk, maaf ya ,, makasi


6 months 2 days ago

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru Tidak apa-apa Mas Sigit, hehehe. Ayo berbagi terus. Nggak ada syarat lain, silakan isi formulir saja di link tersebut.

6 months 2 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 6 months 1 week ago

Information about Dutch Business Instruments

The Kingdom of the Netherlands through the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) a unit under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, administers business instruments to support entrepreneurs to grow their business in an innovative and sustainable approach.

On November 9th, RVO held an information session in Lusaka where they explained 3 business instruments:

Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) - financing of water infrastructure for economic development

Sustainable Food Security and Entrepreneurship Fund (FDOV) - financing collaborations that create sustainable value chains in agriculture and food.

PUM Senior Experts Facility (PUM) - technical assistance to public institutions and private enterprises.

For more information and contact details see:

PUM presentation here

Business instruments presentation here

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 6 months 3 weeks ago

Climate Smart Greenhouse Building 


What happens when you take a concept, add a generous amount of seed funding and a dash of well-targeted mentorship to it ?

Chaos…the organised variety, that is.

6 months post-GCARD 3 and the desert greenhouse that I made my YAP proposal about is finally taking shape. Here’s a brief look into its genesis.

Partner Canvassing

There would be no use building the greenhouse if we had no potential customers lined up. Our thoughts on who would make the best early adopters were centred around;

Whether the school was within a drought prone region – to be a candidate, the school would have to either be within an already established feeding program or suffer from the fluctuation of food prices within periods of drought.

Distance from Nairobi and accessibility – a closer site would allow us to make regular visits during the trial period.

Whether the school incorporated Agricultural and Business studies within its curriculum – having the greenhouse would

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 6 months 3 weeks ago

State of the Small and Growing Businesses Sector

2015 Impact Report - by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs


Since 2009 ANDE has been tracking the state of the small and growing business (SGB) sector to assess its growth and impact on emerging market economies. This year’s report reflects a sector that is on the move—and also dives into regional market insights. It discusses the hurdles for emerging market entrepreneurship—access to capital, talent and markets—and evaluates how well the sector is addressing these.

Key highlights from the report include:

* ANDE members have collectively invested over $12 billion directly into SGBs and supported over 415,000 entrepreneurs with business development services.

* In the past ten years, 485 investment vehicles have launched that invest in emerging market SGBs, with an estimated $26 billion in committed capital.

* An estimated one-third of SGBs are owned by women, and more ANDE members have embraced gender-lens investing: at

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 7 months 2 weeks ago

Notice: FSRE Innovation Fund Completion Seminar Postponed 

Dear Members and Partners,

A few days ago we announced that there will be the FSRE Innovation Fund Completion Seminar on 26-27 October 2016, which will also include a book launch and an innovation fair.

However, due to current circumstance we would like to inform you that the event is postponed until further notice. We will inform you any developments.

Contact:

Gizaw Legesse

+251 (0)91 115 6248

glegesseagriprofocus.com

sep
16

Youth in Agribusiness - Synergy Planning Meeting

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  16 September 2016, 09:00-12:00
  Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

You are warmly invited to participate in a Youth in Agribusiness Synergy Planning Workshop on Friday September 16th, 9:00am.  We can do more if we work better together!

Schedule for the day

9:00 am

Coffee and Welcome

9:15 am

Ministry of Youth Presentation on Latest GTP II plans to engaging youth in on-farm and off-farm employment activities

9:45 am

AgriProFocus presentation of findings of "Youth in Agribusiness Listening Project"

10:15 am

Interactive activity to map how different actors contribute to engaging youth in agribusiness

11:15 am

Discussion of how to increase synergy amongst actors to better engage youth in agribusiness

12:00 pm

Lunch

Please confirm your participation by contacting Tihut Befkadu at 0923-10-61-54 or tihutbefkadu208@gmail.com.The location for the event is Desalegn Hotel (around Bole Atlas) Addis

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Posted By in Youth - Jeunesse
Posted 9 months 5 days ago

Youth in development: 'We're tired of being the topic, not the leaders'

Young people are already spearheading the social entrepreneurial movement across the world. My own first venture, which worked on rural solar/biomass-based electricity generation, was launched when I was 19. I faced some difficulties initially due to being patronised, and working with government officials and even private sector leaders was challenging. How can we make sure others don’t have the same problems? Shrey Goyal, co-founder and director, Sustainable Growth Initiative, New Delhi, India @ShreyGoyal @ThinkSGI

2 Make young people the solution not the problem

There are currently two ways the sector talks about young people – as the beneficiaries of “youth development” or as participants of “youth-led development” but a lot of the time it’s not clear whether as a group we’re being portrayed as the problem or the solution. Youth marginalisation now channeling young people’s energy to

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mary madonnah Quite an insightful read, I really liked the leaders meters they have in place to put leaders accountable for what promises they have. The speaker above is perfectly right, we keep talking about potential and forget that we can never eat potential, endless meetings with great presentations but as long as there is nothing on the ground, no progress will amount. i think the youth are ready to work, at least most of them are, but we need to be taken up,, to be supported. knowledge is not enough, we need some experiental element to it, real tools. For instance what he has mentioned on bigger enterprises mentoring startups, that's a brilliant idea. why not have the same case happen in kenya; we can easily become self sufficient in many goods once we take the large number of youth as an "opportunity to harness rather than a threat to tackle" as put again above. we need to stop talking statistics already and do something

9 months 4 days ago

Alphaxrd Gitau Totally agree Mary Madonna..

9 months 3 days ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 9 months 1 week ago

BUSINESS CONSULTANTS FOR ENTREPRENEURS AT GROW MOVEMENT

Grow Movement unlocks the potential of entrepreneurs in Rwanda, Uganda and Malawi by matching them with volunteer business consultants from around the world. The Business consultants offer Pro bono consulting for 6 months over Skype,email and mobile, identifying ways to improve the business, increase profitably and create employment. Since GROW started, over 500 entrepreneurs have started on our programme, increasing their finance, marketing and strategy skills and creating over 680 new full or part time jobs.

If you are an Entrepreneur and want to grow your business this is an opportunity for you.  Please apply here   http://www.growmovement.org/entrepreneur/signup


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Contacts

Name: Christophe Bigirimana

Phone: +250788627123

Email: christophe.bigirimana@growmovement.org

Office: Kacyiru BHC Building, 3rd Floor

Website: www.growmovement.org


Didier MUYIRAMYE Thanks Christophe! All the best

9 months 4 days ago

aug
23

2SCALE: Women's Entrepreneurship in African Agribusiness

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Benin
  23 August 2016, 12:00-13:15
  Anywhere

Webinar 2SCALE: Women's Entrepreneurship in African Agribusiness

From Skepticism to Role Models


What difference does it make to be a female entrepreneur in Africa among male peers and the community? Why is it important to support women entrepreneurship? What is the best way of doing so? And what inspiration can women entrepreneurs offer for women leadership and inclusive business in the African agro-food sector?

These questions and many more will be addressed in our webinar on Women’s Entrepreneurship in African Agribusiness on August 23rd. We do this in close collaboration with three inspiring women entrepreneurs who partner with 2SCALE: Ruth Kinoti (Shalem Investments, Kenya), Ruth Okiror (Acila Enterprises, Uganda) and Oluyemisi Iranloye (Psaltry International, Nigeria).

For whom: Staff, trainers & coaches of 2SCALE, selected partner companies and all other persons, organizations and companies with an interest in women entrepreneurship and inclusion in African agribusiness are mo

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 10 months 6 days ago

30 sales agreements signed during the 3rd edition of Business meetings

AgriProFocus Tanzania in partnership with the Tanzania Trade Development Authority organized 4 successful business to business meetings from 2nd to 6th July, 2016 during the 40th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF).

The meetings hosted over 170 participants, mainly representatives of farmer organizations, support organizations and small-scale entrepreneurs who met with buyers of agricultural produce from food processing companies and exporters of agricultural produce such as Dabaga, Bakhresa Food Products Ltd, Mohammed Enterprises (T) Ltd, African Women Agribusiness Network, AKO group Ltd, Tusiime Holidngs (T) Ltd and Sunshine Industrial Co. Ltd,

The meetings were officiated by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Hon. Charles John Mwijage who insisted on the government’s strategy on industrial development to stimulate economic reform and human development, he explained that, curr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 10 months 1 week ago

Kisah Lewi Cuaca Membangun Bisnis Produk Premium

Click HERE to read the interview in english

AgriProFocus Indonesia terhubung dengan Lewi Cuaca di Workshop Nasional Pengembangan Industri Kecil Gula Kelapa dan Aren, Desember tahun lalu. Lewi, begitu ia biasa disapa, adalah CEO PT Profil Mitra Abadi (PMA) yang memiliki banyak mitra penderes nira di Purwokerto dan sekitarnya. Lewat PT PMA, Lewi mengekspor produk-produk premium Indonesia ke Eropa seperti gula semut kelapa, chips singkong, kacang lurik Flores, buah naga kering, kacang mete, selai kacang yang semuanya organik. AgriProFocus Indonesia mewawancarai Lewi untuk mengetahui bagaimana ia terjun ke bisnis premium , setelah sekian lama bekerja di perusahaan multinasional.

Mengapa Anda memutuskan untuk menjalankan usaha sendiri padahal sudah punya posisi yang mapan di Perusahaan?

Saya memutuskan keluar dari perusahaan ketika saya merasa bisa melakukan pekerjaan lebih baik. Saat itu saya pikir saya lebih pintar dari siapapun di perus

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Posted By in Youth in Agribusiness Rwanda
Posted 11 months 1 week ago

Apply Now: Young African Entrepreneurs Competition

Deadline for submissions is 30th July, 2016


The Young African entrepreneurs deserve every opportunity to be supported to succeed in their business ventures; they also deserve the opportunity to be heard, exposed and supported to increase their social capital and network horizon. RUFORUM invites young (<40 years) African entrepreneurs and incubatees, to compete for <strong>10 conference awards to show case their innovations, enterprises and business concepts and propositions. The focus is for the young entrepreneurs to share their story at an International stage with close to 700 participants drawn from academia, business and industry, development organisations, practitioners and philanthropists. It is hoped that through this competition, young entrepreneurs’ business concepts, impact, innovation and business opportunities can be expanded. While the focus of this competition is on innovation in agribusiness, other innovations, incubations, business enterprises and business concepts along ICTs, health, engin

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 year 1 month ago

The next Africa is the one in transition

A Brief Moment: with Aubrey Hruby

I had this great opportunity to have a brief moment with Aubrey Hruby three weeks ago when she was here in Addis for Wharton Club of Africa’s Executive Investment Summit & CEO Forum 2016.

She is a successful investment advisor. She consults investors and companies doing business in Africa. Aubrey has consulted extensively in more than 20 African markets, including Ethiopia. She is a Senior Fellow at the Africa Center at the Atlantic Council, the co-founder of Africa Expert Network (AXN), and the co-author of the award-winning book, The Next Africa. Aubrey served as the Managing Director of the Whitaker Group, where she helped facilitate over $2 billion in investment and capital flows to Africa. (Full Profile)

Aubrey has a lot to tell us about variety of issues in this short interview. Please enjoy reading her very interesting responses.

As you have been working with a lot of entrepreneur, what do you th

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 1 year 1 month ago

Billionaire Chris Kirubi: Agri-business is Kenya’s future

For a long time I have been puzzled as to why young people are not taking the leap and looking for opportunities in the agricultural sector. Agribusiness has the potential to do much more than we think but we are stuck in the mind frame that it is a dirty job and is for the unemployed. If at all that is how you think then I pity you.

We need to stop being narrow-minded and look at the agricultural sector as a lucrative one.

http://bizna.co.ke/billionaire-chris-kirubi-agri-business-is-kenyas-future/

apr
04

Win free coaching sessions!

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Tanzania
  04 April 2016 - 09:00 to 27 April 2016 - 10:00
  global

Are you an entrepreneur looking to create or improve a product or service together with low-income groups?

Join the bootcamp on ‘Inclusive Innovation’ and learn from the best inclusive innovation cases and experts! Free of charge   

Last opportunity to register for the online bootcamp on Inclusive Innovation (before 3rd of April) 

April 4th, 2016: MODULE 1 – Discover your capacity to innovate
April 13th, 2016: MODULE 2 – Define your innovation space
April 20th 2016: MODULE 3 –Develop your prototype
April 27th, 2016: MODULE 4 –Deliver your market solution

Register at: https://iba.ventures/bootcamp/ 




Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 1 year 2 months ago

Entreprenarium launches its flagship entrepreneurship programme dedicated to women entrepreneurs, the WCR

(Rwanda, Senegal, Gabon)

(Ecofin Agency) - The Entreprenarium Foundation launches the first edition of its flagship programme WCR (Women Capital Raising) meant for 100 women entrepreneurs in Gabon, Rwanda, and Senegal. Entreprenarium also announces the funding of 30 projects with high growth potential in these three pilot countries.

Designed by the Entreprenarium Foundation, WCR is a 6 week programme to support women in their entrepreneurial journey. Its main objective is to equip women entrepreneurs with the necessary skills and resources to succeed in starting and operating a small or medium business. This first edition of the WCR launched on March 8 in the three pilot cities of the Entreprenarium Foundation Libreville, Kigali and Dakar, counts 100 participants with innovative projects to develop. The programme consists of course sessions and workshops focused primarily on the metho

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Tanzania
Posted 1 year 2 months ago

Anzisha Prize for Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs increases award to $100,000 and adds $7,500 fellowship; 2016 applications and nominations now open


From the African Press Organisation


The 6th Anzisha Prize (http://www.AnzishaPrize.org) application phase is now open, and the search is on to find 12 of Africa’s youngest, most innovative social and business entrepreneurs under the age of 22. Organisers are calling for more nominations from the public this year to ensure they discover the very best talent on the continent.

African Leadership Academy (ALA) and The MasterCard Foundation – co-hosts of the Anzisha Prize – are also excited to announce a significant increase in the support available to selected entrepreneurs over the next five years. Each of the 12 finalists will now receive a $7,500 USD fellowship package with the ALA’s Youth Entrepreneur Support Unit (YES-U) which includes the Anzisha Week boot camp, mentorship and consulting services, travel opportunities t

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