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Investor-Advisor Interview: Sara Wimmercranz

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Sara Wimmercranz fills many business roles, but, of note, it was her role as a founder and entrepreneur that pushed her into working to bring investments to the undiscovered “gems” – the entrepreneurs who are solving the world’s problems in creative ways.  As the founder and CEO of BackingMinds, Sara works to ensure that equity in funding emerges successful, and …

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Investor-Advisor Interview: Patrick Kuwana

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Patrick Kuwana is the CEO of Crossover Transformational Group headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.  As a consultant and leadership advisor for African entrepreneurs and business owners as well as companies and organizations outside of Africa wishing to do business in the continent, he is particularly attuned to the nuances of culture and challenge as it applies to the diverse environments …

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Advisor Interview: Dr. Randal Pinkett and Lawrence Hibbert of BCT Partners

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We all know that data is king, but, do we know specifically what data is significant and then what to do with that data so that it makes a difference to customers, business, impact dollars, students, patients, public health, government programs, and so on?  Dr. Randal Pinkett and Lawrence Hibbert of BCT Partners know the answer.  In this interview with …

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Investor-Advisor Interview: Nicole Reynolds

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Nicole Reynolds is the founder and CEO of SheFund and is on a mission to help female founders get their share of the investment pie.  She’s also helping women (and men) investors to understand the “ins and outs” of investing.  In this interview with Publisher, Mary Kurek, Nicole shares a bit of her own background and what her plans are with …

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Investor-Advisor Interview: Toyin Umesiri

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Toyin is an influencer in the African business and trade environment.  The CEO of Nazaru and the founder of Trade With Africa Business Summit, this busy young professional is creating social impact through her work in opening doors and creating pathways to economic growth in the African continent.  She consults and curates connections for engagement that builds meaning for all …

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Investor Interview: Jody Ranck

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Jody Ranck is the EVP for the German tech firm, Ram Group.  His background is filled with interesting involvements (mostly at the C-level) in technological innovations in the health space.  And, his expertise in getting disruptive tech to market has put him on the review board for solution pitches aimed at major NGOs.  In this interview, Publisher, Mary Kurek, takes …

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Investor Interview – Richard Byrd – Investment Banker

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Richard Byrd of GT Securities has a long history of working with investors and startups, connecting the two entities for a nice track record of wins.  Richard shared with Publisher, Mary Kurek, some valuable information on what he expects from a startup to get them ready for an introduction to investors.  He works heavily in the health space and, on …

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Investor Interview – Laura Hoemeke – Global Health Consultant

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Global Health Consultant, Laura Hoemeke, is interviewed by publisher, Mary Kurek, about her work with large NGOs and funded projects.  Laura’s clients include WHO, UN, World Bank, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Laura’s work takes her into marginalized countries with a network and a knowledge base that are worth drawing upon. She shares some nuggets of wisdom in …

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Investor Interview – Atif Zafar in Health Tech

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Atif Zafar is a serial entrepreneur/investor with an emphasis on technology applied to all things health. He also has interests in power and micro-computers. Atif, himself, has a background in healthcare, which makes him especially valuable to the advisory boards on which he serves. In this interview, Atif shares with publisher, Mary Kurek, what types of innovations interest him for …

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Investor Interview-Carrie Nikitin in Health and Wellness

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Carrie Nikitin is a business founder, serial investor, and advisor in health/wellness, tech, and energy spaces. She sits on several boards of start-ups and also investment organizations. In this interview, Carrie shares with magazine publisher, Mary Kurek, how she got into business, a bit about the businesses in which she invests, and what she looks for when investing.  Meet Carrie …