Map and Directory of Startup Influencers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | StartupBlink

Welcome to our Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Leaders Map!

StartupBlink is on a constant search to identify new startup influencers across the world. On the map below, you'll find:

  • Regional Influencers, who lead their local startup ecosystem, helping them evolve.
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Use this map to discover local startup influencers and reach out to them on social media and other platforms. Remember, networking is the key to startup growth!

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Anteneh Tesfaye is an Ethiopian from Addis Abeba who is interested in Innovation and startup ecosystems across emerging markets with a more special focus on Africa, China and India. Anteneh is a creator of Shega, a digital media and research platform that covers the technology and entrepreneurship space in Ethiopia.

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TechTalk with Solomon - Producer/Host<br />Solomon Mulugeta Kassa is a producer and host of “TechTalk With Solomon”, a very popular science and tech show on Ethiopian Broadcasting Services (EBS). He is also a Senior Technology Consultant at a Fortune 500 global consulting firm based in the USA.<br />Solomon has received the 2016 Society of Ethiopians Established in the Diaspora (SEED) award in recognition for his extraordinary commitment of producing and hosting a science and technology TV show for millions in his native language Amharic.

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Launched and currently run Ethiopia's first and leading online restaurant delivery service. Also successfully led a seed round to raise all necessary start-up capital, built relationships with local businesses and external partners such as Microsoft, and have been featured and mentioned in numerous local and international news outlets including the BBC, AFP, Le Monde, CCTV, Yahoo News, Mail & Guardian Africa, Gulf News, The Korea Herald, Deutsche Welle, African Business Magazine, Reuters and more.

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Samrawit Fikru is a 29-year-old computer programmer who has created Hybrid Design, a company in Ethiopia behind the most popular taxi app in the country, RIDE.

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A serial entrepreneur and thought leader, Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin is founder and chief executive of blueMoon, Ethiopia’s top incubator and early-stage startup investor, as well as founder and chair of Ethiopia’s first co-working space company, blueSpace.

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