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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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Marc Jarrett is the King of WhatsApp Business Development

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FEATURED SPONSOR: Marc is a disruptive game-changing virtual power networker who runs 120+ WhatsApp groups covering various business subjects.  Marc’s expertise was captured almost three years ago as he was featured in this publication, then called “The Introducer.”  Marc has since been a valued member of the Frontrunners League, introducing new contacts to our membership and to the business development …

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COVID-19 Success Story From an Enterprising Native of Uganda

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Publisher’s note: “Mubiru Dissan or ‘Dissan’ as we call him is a graduate from Uganda of our 2019 World Hope Youth Mentors Pilot program that was inspired by an edition of Frontrunners Innovate on African development. During the early days of the pandemic, we checked in with Dissan and discovered the devastating news that he had lost his job due …

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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 …