Meet Neku Atawodi: The woman at the forefront of Africa’s tech revolution

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)For Neku Atawodi, who became Africa’s first female professional polo player at age 21, there are no boundaries, instead she sees bridges. For years, she has been the de facto female face of the sport in Africa and was recently unveiled as the face of the Africa Polo Cup – previously known as…

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Giggling through the stigma of incontinence

The NHS has warned that millions who experience incontinence are suffering in silence because they are too embarrassed to talk about the issue. Judith recalls when she first looked for incontinence products. “It was actually quite embarrassing going into the chemist and even having to think about walking down this aisle and having to ask…

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Amazon HQ2 could hurt those in need. Here’s how the winning city can make sure it doesn’t

Now reports suggest that the search may end with Amazon splitting the headquarters between two East Coast megaregions — the Northern Virginia suburbs outside of Washington, D.C., and Long Island City in New York City’s borough of Queens. I worked for the FBI. The midterms could be hacked, but here’s the bigger threat Patagonia CEO:…

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The first date that created a 10m company

Lee, who was 31, agreed, and they started to discuss the idea animatedly. Image copyright Flash Pack Image caption Radha and Lee admit that running a business with your partner can sometimes be difficult As their relationship blossomed in the weeks after their first date, the couple started to research their travel business idea, and…

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The woman who got adults colouring in

“I was also really skint and black and white – single colour – is the most cost-effective way to screen print. “I thought I would do everything in black-on-white or white-on-black and save some money.” Image copyright Johanna Basford Image caption Johanna in her Aberdeenshire studio She told the BBC: “A commissioning editor called me…

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The 1.3bn finance firm that was conceived in a pub

The situation looked hopeless for small firms, but Samir – then a 26-year-old management consultant – had come up with what he thought was a good idea. He wanted to remove the banks from the equation, and instead allow the companies to more easily borrow funds from elsewhere. Specifically he wanted to create an online…

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Dyslexia helped make Dragons’ Den star rich

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDragons’ Den star says he owes his success to dyslexia Businessman and former Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis has credited dyslexia for his success. Mr Paphitis told BBC 5 live’s Wake Up to Money that the disorder, which affects reading, writing and spelling, had forced him to…

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The business students of today want to ‘do well by doing good’

London (CNN Business)Top universities often tout their MBAs as a path to high-paying jobs and a powerful network. But a growing number of students are more interested in learning how to change the world through business. Jesús Salas, a 28-year-old second-year MBA student at Columbia, is this year’s co-president at Microlumbia. He says that Microlumbia’s…

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The UK firm hoping to take on Googles driverless cars

Image copyright Five AI Image caption The company is now testing its cars on the busy roads of south London The problem is that, compared with US giants Google, Uber and Tesla, Five AI is a tiny start-up company with only a fraction of the funding that its rivals’ driverless car projects are receiving. Image…

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The 26-year-old with a 100m sportswear brand

After two exhausting years of this – with annual revenues of his nascent business hitting an impressive £250,000 – Ben quit both university and the world of pizzas to focus on his company. Fast-forward to today, and Gymshark expects turnover this year to reach £100m. Image copyright Gymshark Image caption The company produces both male…

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