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Transforming the way people get jobs

With a purpose to support and grow entrepreneurs – both financially and through mentoring – Virgin StartUp have assisted hundreds of ideas flourish into successful and sustainable businesses – it’s something everyone here at Virgin Unite is extremely inspired by. This week we’re talking about Transformify. A business transforming the way people get jobs all around the world, we caught up with co-founder Lilia Stoyanov to find out more… Virgin Unite, Tra...

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How may graduates in Africa secure extra income?

Steve has just graduated from Daystar University in Kenya. As most ambitious young people, Steve hopes that his degree will help him build his career in marketing and eventually start a marketing agency of his own. "It's so exciting. A graduate of my university, Wilkins Odinga Fadhili, the CEO of Fashion Torch Africa, has already secured funding of Sh16.5 million. I hope that I will be able to follow his steps, but meanwhile, I have to secure a stable income, enhance my skills...

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Saudi Vision 2030 and The Women

It is no secret that the countries in the Middle East are keen to limit the dependency on oil production. However, it is a public secret that these countries are losing a major portion of their GDP due to the low inclusion of women in the workforce. A public secret as everyone knows about it, reads about it, but hardly anyone acts on it.   The Saudi Vision 2030 aims to diversify the production base and support employment plans to secure employment for millions of Saudis by the year 20...

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Top Tips from Piktochart to Make Remote Teams Work

Keep a healthy work-life balance, work from a happy place, and turn up during your most productive hours. These are the principles behind Piktochart’s remote teams. Because giving people the freedom to choose where and how they work can lead to higher levels of employee happiness. And for Piktochart, that means better motivation, more sustainable relationships, and increased retention rates. So how do you implement and manage remote teams? Shift your&...

Meet Andela, the remarkable African startup receiving the Zuckerberg foundation’s first investment

But when I heard that Andela was the recipient of CZI’s first investment, my mind jumped back to December 2014, when I met founder Jeremy Johnson at Le Web in Paris. He had a pretty incredible story to tell about how he had started Andela, how it was helping to train thousands of programmers in Africa, and the impact it was already having on young people in a region where training and education for IT can still be tough to find. The latest round is a series B and also includes money fro...