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MIT Innovations Journal Publishes Venture Lab Case Narrative

By Paul Breloff Accion Venture Lab made its first investment just about three years ago. We’re not necessarily a new...

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Impact Investing

Recently, MIT Press released their latest edition of Innovations, a quarterly journal covering technology, governance, and globalization. In it, Paul...

8 Lessons from Zoona, an African Fintech Startup

By Kirsty Gray During his visit to Kenya in July, President Obama reiterated his belief in entrepreneurship as the “spark...

Is Microfinance Innovating Enough?

Is Microfinance Innovating Enough?

Wrapping up my time here in Bangalore has me thinking about the big picture of financial inclusion. Microfinance is just...

At the center of it all: the Zoona Agent

At the center of it all: the Zoona Agent

A few weeks ago Kirsty explained a bit behind Zoona’s business model, and highlighted the fact that emerging entrepreneurs sit right at...

Inside Zoona: An interview with Zahir Toefy

Inside Zoona: An interview with Zahir Toefy

Last week I flew down from Lusaka to spend some time working with the product and development team down at...

What makes Zoona different: first impressions

What makes Zoona different: first impressions

This year, there are two Accion Ambassadors at Zoona in Zambia – Nile’s already explained well what Zoona does but...

This.Is.Awesome.

This.Is.Awesome.

Last Wednesday was the highlight of my trip so far. I had the opportunity to visit one of the most...

1 down. 10 to go.

1 down. 10 to go.

Hello there! I just finished up my first week here in Lusaka. I’ve been fortunate enough to have an exceedingly...