Tag: Kenya

The Entrepreneurial Landscape of Healthcare in Kenya

By Ruth Shalom Kinyua ’19. Currently in my sophomore year and an international student from Nairobi, Kenya, I was drawn to The Schlesinger Fund for Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship’s programs focusing on entrepreneurship in the healthcare systems of developing countries. I was concerned about healthcare in Kenya, particularly because the public health system has had a…

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Silicon Savannah

By Marcos de Matos M’17. “The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page.” Saint Augustine I arrived at Babson in mid-May 2016, ready for the One-Year MBA. In 3 months, I managed to navigate 15 courses along with my new 37-member family of fellow one-years. I had no…

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Cocktails and Networking

I last wrote about my first few days at Growth Africa Capital in Nairobi, Kenya and how the intensity of the impact investing industry in Kenya provided me with absolutely no option but to immediately hit the ground running. I’m now a couple weeks deep into my internship at Growth Africa Capital and as the…

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Introduction to Impact Investing in Kenya

I joined Babson in the Spring of 2011 and as I had expected, I have been constantly surrounded by entrepreneurs. As an entrepreneur myself,  I’m still yet to remember a complete 24 hours on campus that has fully passed without my friends and I brainstorming ideas, improving business models and what has seemed to be…

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