Special Report: The Entrepreneurs Spurring Africa’s Rise
March 15th 2016 | By
Many African nations face grave challenges, including widespread poverty and unemployment. But the continent is also home to many of the fastest-growing economies in the world and entrepreneurs who are spurring Africa’s growth in unique and dynamic ways, write Katherine Klein, Wharton management professor and vice dean for the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, and Nick Ashburn, the Initiative’s director of emerging markets. Klein and Ashburn recently joined Knowledge@Wharton at the African Leadership Network’s 2015 annual gathering where they interviewed 18 entrepreneurs and executives who are leading, launching, scaling and supporting businesses across the continent.