AFRICA • TECHNOLOGY
MARCH 03, 2020
“You’re really good at making terrible career decisions right when things are going well”, one of his professors told Nat.
Yet, he has managed to implement over the years a pretty successful “No Regrets” policy. Years ago, when his 9-month mission with Accenture in Nairobi ended, Nat was at a crossroads. He decided to “go for it” and stay in Kenya to start his own business. Like many times after that, “figure out the rest along the way” became his motto. Whether you’re talking about camel riding, raising 22M USD, selling inclusive financial solutions to remote smallholder farmers, or going back to school, Nat’s “No Regrets” policy got him a long way.
Having a hard time “integrating back” into his native homeland in the USA, he feels that he definitely belongs in East Africa, and his mind will not stop solving social problems. With his fintech experience, he’s now building Leaf Global to help refugees find a safe place for their money, and contribute to their peace of mind. What will he do next?
Leaf Global is one of the ten winners selected for the Entrepreneur Migration Prize by HSD. This podcast along with the Migration Episode from the Online Seedstars Summit will give you a glimpse into how this company is changing the tide for the better.
Speaker recommends reading: Ben Horowitz: Hard Thing About Hard Things, Robert Iger: The Ride of a Lifetime, Nat Robinson: Creating a Cash Cow in Kenya.
The podcast is also available in the video format:
LATIN AMERICA • TECH
Fifteen Tech Startups from Latinamerica Advance to Regionals of Seedstars World Competition 2020
Let’s take a closer look at some of the promising startups in the region that have made it to the LATAM Regional Finals of the Seedstars World Competition 2020/21.
CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE • TECH
17 Tech Startups from CEE Advance to Regionals of Seedstars World Competition 2020
Out of the 570 applications we received, we had selected 17 of the most promising startups in the batch to move on to the next stage.
CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE • OTHER
Five startups from Moldova vie for a spot at the Seedstars World Competition 2020/21
Five up-and-coming tech startups from Moldova are set to pitch on November 26th at 16:00 at the Online Seedstars Chisinau Competition 2020/21
GLOBAL • OTHER
The Mag: Migration
Everyone is a migrant, and most people are not a native of the place where they are born. So, why is the world divided into migrants and “natives”?
GLOBAL • EDUCATION & CONSULTING
Bringing Displaced People Together With Locals | Berat Kjamili
Talking about life as a migrant and as a social entrepreneur, Berat shared his story with us in this exclusive podcast.
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA • URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Building Homes for Displaced People Worldwide | Jens Olsson
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AFRICA • MOBILITY
Why Papa Returned to Senegal to Invest $50M USD to Support Entrepreneurs | Papa Amadou SARR
Originally from a small town in Senegal, Papa Amadou has decided to dedicate his life to serve others.
LATIN AMERICA • HR
Bringing 1 Million Jobs to Latin America | Jessica Hammer
Ever since she can remember, Jessica has been walking the streets of Venezuela protesting with her family against various injustices Venezuelan people suffer.
GLOBAL • ADVERTISING & MARKETING
Discover the 65 finalist startups that are in competition for 2018 Seedstars Summit
Every year, our Seedstars team roams the world to scout for the best startups in the emerging markets. This year they visited 65 countries, 75 cities and organised not less than 85 events in 6 months.