eFounders: Around the Globe



​The fourth industrial revolution and the transition towards digital economies continue sparkling the global debate on new opportunities and jobs. Digital entrepreneur Francisca Chia tells her story.
 Young digital entrepreneurs leading Africa into a new era
Game-changing entrepreneurs in the digital and technology space are turning problems into business opportunities, creating jobs and improving lives.
 How a young female digital entrepreneur innovates e-commerce logistics
Dana von der Heide from Germany, based in Singapore, e-Commere Logistics Tech entrepreneur.
 Furquan Kidwai from Pakistan, e-commerce platform entrepreneur
Furquan Kidwai from Pakistan, e-commerce platform entrepreneur
 48 Asian entrepreneurs trained to harness the digital economy's potential
The sixth class of 'netpreneurs' from ground-breaking UNCTAD-Alibaba Business School eFounders fellowship programme graduates, bringing total to 212.
 Digital investment starts at home
Governments called on to apply the same approaches to building start-up ecosystems as they do for foreign direct investment.
 Africa's online entrepreneurs target the final digital frontier
Lessons from Alibaba may be the key for young African entrepreneurs pushing for a bigger slice of the digital pie while readying for a growing African online market.
 UNCTAD and Alibaba Business School Enroll Second Class of Asian Entrepreneurs under the eFounders Fellowship
Fourth cohort of 40 selected, comprising participants from 11 Asian countries - a record for the program.
 "Let's make Africa a digital Africa," Jack Ma tells entrepreneurs
A day-long event organized by UNCTAD and Alibaba gave young tech entrepreneurs in Africa a chance to share experiences and get inspired.
 Alibaba Business School and UNCTAD train African entrepreneurs
A total of 29 entrepreneurs from 11 countries in Africa travel to China to participate in an intensive eFounders Fellowship course and become catalysts for digital transformation
 UNCTAD and Alibaba Business School Kick off eFounders Fellowship for Asian e-commerce entrepreneurs
Second cohort of 37 participants follows inaugural programme for African entrepreneurs in 2017.
 Launch of eFounders Initiative
Alibaba Business School and UNCTAD welcomed the inaugural class of African entrepreneurs to China for a two-week intensive course on e-commerce
 Dr Kituyi and Jack Ma highlight e-commerce opportunities for the developing world and governments show support
The High-level panel discussion set the tone for the rest of the E-commerce week, which runs from 24-28 April 2017 on the theme "Towards Inclusive E-Commerce".
 Why we should care more about small and medium-sized enterprises
Entrepreneurship as a means to stimulate economic growth and combat poverty was put at the forefront of a dynamic conversation that took place on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York on 20 September 2016.
 Alibaba's Jack Ma named UNCTAD Special Advisor on Trade
Jack Ma, one of the world's leading entrepreneurs and founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, has been named Special Adviser to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for Youth Entrepreneurship and Small Business.

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