Entrepreneurship

In this lesson, you will: 

What is entrepreneurship?

Types of Entrepreneurship

For the purpose of this discussion on entrepreneurship, we are talking about all 3 buckets-broad scope of entrepreneurship. Consider this quote from Bill Drayton, the founder of Ashoka: Innovators for Public: 

“Whenever society is stuck or has an opportunity to seize a new opportunity, it needs an entrepreneur to see the opportunity and then to turn that vision into a realistic idea and then a reality and then, indeed, the new pattern all across society. We need such entrepreneurial leadership at least as much in education and human rights as we do in communications and hotels.”

With that framework in mind, we are going to watch 2 videos and later on, we will do a little recap of what each leader said and then debate their opinions. 

Entrepreneurship Videos

Videos

Watch the following two videos from Dayo Olopade and Ory Okolloh. They will each by speaking about entrepreneurship in Africa. Take note of the points that they make.

Dayo Olopade

Dayo Olopade is a Nigerian-American journalist. 

  • Worked for the United Nations
  • Fellow for New America Foundation 
  • Washington correspondent   for the US Presidential primaries and general election 
  • Visiting Rockefeller Foundation scholar 

Watch the following video and think about what she is saying about entrepreneurship in Africa. 

Ory Okolloh

Ory Okolloh is a Kenyan activist, lawyer, and blogger.

•Director of Investments at Omidyar Network

•Former Policy Manager for Africa with Google

•Co-founded the parliamentary watchdog site Mzalendo (Swahili: "Patriot").

 

Watch the following video and think about what she is saying about entrepreneurship in Africa. 

Debate

Discuss

Remember, head back to Baobab and join the discussion board to reflect on these two different viewpoints.