MENA • INVESTMENT
MARCH 15, 2020
Kenza was born in Morocco, but has quite a rich international experience: from France and Singapore, all the way to the USA. At some point, she found her calling and decided to go back to her home country. Kenza launched a regional fund to support entrepreneurs in Africa. She had some hesitations, but inspired by other entrepreneur stories, she managed to convince investors to contribute to her fund.
Now, she is driven by the growth of entrepreneurship in Africa, investing in impactul startups from seed to pre-series A, that are aligned with the values that she and her team in Outlierz share. In this podcast, we discover those values and take a look into Kenza’s eye-opening journey, the motivations and challenges behind it.
Kenza recommends reading Malcolm Gladwell: Outliers: The Story of Success
The podcast is also available in the video format:
GLOBAL • INVESTMENT
Seedstars Brings Its Startup Competition Online: 2020 Applications Are Open
We are happy to announce that Seedstars World Competition 2020/21 will be held exclusively online and the call for startups is open until July 31st.
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA • INVESTMENT
How Kenza Traveled the World to Find Her Calling and Started an African VC Fund | Kenza Lahlou
Kenza was born in Morocco, but has quite a rich international experience: from France and Singapore, all the way to the USA. At some point, she found her calling and decided to go back to her home country.
CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE • INVESTMENT
Winning Marathons and Advising Billionaire Impact Investors | Tenke Zoltani
From a Hungarian refugee family who emigrated to the United States, Tenke Zoltani is running fast as part of the Hungarian national running team.
LATIN AMERICA • EDUCATION & CONSULTING
Digitalizing the Education Sector in LATAM | Federico Hernandez
One out of every two students in Latin America quits school before graduating, and Blended is trying to change these statistics.
AFRICA • ECOSYSTEM ENABLER
10 Startups from Africa to Compete for 500,000 USD
During Seedstars Summit Africa 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa, Seedstars selected 10 the most promising startups from the continent that proved their ideas to be innovative and scalable.