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The Global Startup Movement

The Global Startup Movement podcast delivers independent emerging market focused technology, digital and innovation insights and analysis.

We produce podcasts, live events, and bespoke market insight content with a deep understanding of the complex dynamics of the stakeholders within startup ecosystems around the world.

The show is executive produced and presented by podcaster and entrepreneur, Andrew Berkowitz (www.thegsm.co).
Weekly English South Africa Business · Tech News
21 Episodes
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Laying the foundation of the MENA startup ecosystem

Ecosystem Arabia - Episode 1 of 6 - In the first episode of our 6 week community activation, we tell the inside stories of Yahoo's acquisition of Maktoob.com, Amazon's acquisition of Souq, and dive into how technology inspired the Arab Spring uprising. This community activation is an interactive digital gathering…
6 Jan 2021 20 min

The State of eSports in Africa

Douglas Ogeto is the Co-Founder and CEO at LudiqueWorks and has built the largest community of game developers on the continent. He is an entrepreneur with 8+ years of experience in Technology, Branding & Community Building. He has co-founded 4 startups in Game Development, Education, Advisory & Branding and has…
10 Sep 2020 18 min

Unpacking the emerging DeFi vertical within cryptocurrency with Akin Sawyerr

Akin Sawyerr is the Strategy lead for Decred, where he leads strategy and governance functions, and supports the proliferation of Decred across Africa. Decred is an open and progressive cryptocurrency with a system of community-based governance integrated into its blockchain. He's also an early investor and director of Splash Mobile Money,…
18 Aug 2020 19 min

Global Tech Pulse Check: Who's Growing & Who's Successfully Raising - Part 1

In part 1 of our 2 part mini-series we dive into 3 different sectors ranging from delivery startups to CRISPR-based diagnostics as well as 3 geographies including Pakistan, Sierra Leone, and Argentina. Our 3 guests today include Syed Sair Ali, Cofounder and CEO at Pakistan based 'Eat Mubarak', Jurgen Descamps,…
23 Jun 2020 23 min

Constructive Development Finance Frameworks With Jean Bosco Iyacu

In this conversation with Andile Masuku, Jean Bosco Iyacu thoughtfully interrogates the sustainable impact of progressive development finance versus the sketchy outcomes of foreign aid.Jean Bosco is a former banker and fellow of the Harvard Kennedy School. He is the director of programmes at Access to Finance Rwanda, an organisation…
14 May 2020 34 min

Contemplating COVID-19's Impact on Africa's Economic Outlook with Landry Signé

Professor and Founding Co-Director of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Globalization 4.0 at Thunderbird School of Global Management  Landry Signé joins Andile Masuku and guest co-host Iginio Gagliardone for a heartfelt discussion about how the COVID-19 crisis might alter Africa's economic growth trajectory.Landry is a Senior Fellow in the Global…
28 Apr 2020 1 hr 32 min

Africa-focused Fintech Innovation Vietnamese-style With Quan Le of Binkabi

Andile Masuku and catches up with Binkabi CEO Quan Le to learn how his company is working to lower the world's reliance on the US dollar for imports and exports. Listen in to hear how Quan and his team are cutting out middlemen by turning agricultural commodities into tradable assets…
25 Feb 2020 48 min

Accion's Michael Schlein on Fintech, Financial Inclusion & Impact Investment Sceptics

Michael Schlein is a huge fintech fan, and as the President and CEO of Accion, one of the world's largest nonprofit impact finance organisations, he's backing startups which seek to advance financial inclusion by giving people financial tools to improve their lives. In this candid conversation with Andile Masuku, Michael shares…
28 Jan 2020 39 min

South Sudan: Micro-finance Diaries with Yengi Lokule of Rural Finance Initiative (RUFI)

African Tech Roundup and SPARK have partnered to produce a seven-part podcast miniseries interrogating the progress being made in advancing entrepreneurship and job creation in some of the world’s most fragile regions.The series uncovers pragmatic first-hand insights about the challenges of deploying market-relevant approaches to entrepreneurship, economic policy design and…
8 Jan 2020 50 min

African Fintech Signal Check 2019 (Part 1) feat. Wiza Jalakasi

The last couple of months or so have been rather eventful for Africa's fintech scene— particularly in Nigeria where Interswitch notably attained unicorn status in November following Visa acquiring 20% of the company for a reported $200 million.Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey's much-publicised visit to Africa last month also…
13 Dec 2019 1 hr 15 min

Ethiopian Fintech Diaries: Insider Founder and Investor Perspectives

For this podcast, taped at the fringes of the recent Africa Fintech Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Global Startup Movement's Andrew Berkowitz sat down with three local tech ecosystem players— namely Adam Abate, Co-founder and CEO of Apposit, Yemiru Chanyalew, CEO of Moneta Technologies, Habtamu Tadesse, Founder and CEO…
3 Dec 2019 54 min
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