Category Archives: Education

Understanding how to scale gender impact through fintech

Scale Series Expert Q&A with Katherine Owens, Head of Labs (R&D) at M-KOPA. Read our previous Q&A with with Ruby Nimkar, Principal at Greenhouse Capital. As part of a series of expert interviews, the Wheeler Institute’s Science of Scale research team interviewed experts including practitioners, policymakers and investors to understand practicalities and perspectives on scaling digital […]

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Scale Series Expert Q&A with Ruby Nimkar

Read our next Scale Series Expert Q&A with Katherine Owens, Head of Labs (R&D) at M-KOPA. As part of an on-going series, the Wheeler Institute’s DigitalxScale research team interviewed experts including practitioners, policymakers and investors to understand practicalities and perspectives on scaling digital technologies across Africa. In this interview with Ruby Nimkar, Principal at Greenhouse Capital, WIBD […]

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Is there a science to scale? Launch of the DigitalxScale website and report

Nearly 15 years ago, M-PESA launched as one of the world’s first mobile money payment systems – catalysing business growth and banking those otherwise excluded from formal financial institutions. Today more than 700 fintech companies operate across the African continent. Collectively, these fintech companies have created digital payment infrastructures that help businesses and individuals overcome […]

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ACCEL Awards 2021: The Future Unicorns Changing Africa’s Economy

This year, the Wheeler Institute for Business and Development sponsored the ACCEL Awards, an annual business start-up contest organised by the London Business School’s Africa Club in collaboration with the Club Alumni and Corporate Partners including FTSE 100 companies, venture capital firms, entrepreneurship incubators and media companies. The LBS Africa Club and the ACCEL Awards […]

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Driving social and economic change in Africa through gender-inclusive financing

London Business School’s 2021 Social Impact Conference invited Esther Dassanou, Manager at Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa, African Development Bank Group (AFAWA), Oluseun Onasoga, Executive director at Access Bank Rwanda and Mbabazi Zakhia, Entrepreneur – managing director at Prime Bakery and Cafe, to a panel discussion moderated by Iris Steenkamp, PhD student in […]

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LBS SOCIAL IMPACT CLUB: YEAR-IN-REVIEW

Colleen Garrehy and Tina Pan, Co-Presidents of the Social Impact Club at London Business School, reflect on the club’s learnings in the past year.   Our LBS Social Impact Club forged a dynamic presence in a year of Zoom.   During an unpredictable year, the Social Impact Club found creative solutions to deliver high quality experiences to the London Business School (LBS) community. As a club of 60 executive committee members, we […]

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Enablers for an inclusive pan-African success story

The 2021 Africa Business Summit – Re-thinking the way forward: Toward sustainable growth – sought to explore how Africa can maximise growth opportunities, as well as highlight key enablers for sustainable recovery and inclusive growth. The panel invited – Dr. Nick Hughes, co-founder, M-PESA and M-KOPA, Tolu Agunbiade, Regional Director, ALX, Dr. Sahar Nasr, former […]

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