July 23, 2015
Hruby on Afri-preneurship
Being an entrepreneur is hard everywhere. In Africa, at the risk generalizing, importing too many of the confines of established norms may prevent truly unique funding and entrepreneurial paradigms from emerging. The conversations, ideas and networks brought together at GES 2015 and catalyzed in the market by President Obama, TEEP and other innovative programs building human capital are sure to trigger Africa's inexorable rise. A newly published book by Aubrey Hruby and Jake Bright, The Next Africa, chronicles the continent's inevitable ascension as a global powerhouse. While many obstacles remain, including grinding corruption, market opacity and a persistent lack of capital and market access, nevertheless, the die has been cast and investors would do well to go long on Africa.