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How Founders Factory Is Helping Entrepreneurship Grow in Africa

“There’s a burgeoning ecosystem of African entrepreneurs that wants to make products for the community. They want to see upliftment amongst their friends and family,” says Murray Legg, the accelerator director of Founders Factory Africa. “And they want to make a difference in the world.” Founders Factory Africa is the newest addition to the Founders Factory accelerator and incubator brand, which was formed in London in 2015 by serial entrepreneurs Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox.

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Roxanne Varza of Station F

Roxanne Varza looks back on the history – and future – of Station F

In the middle of Paris’s 13th arrondissement, a few blocks away from the banks of the Seine, stands a former railway depot. It used to be known as la Halle Freyssinet; today it’s simply Station F. And it’s the world’s biggest startup campus, housing 1,000 companies within 34,000 square meters. To put that in Parisian perspective, it’s the size of the Eiffel tower lying down. We spoke with Roxanne Varza, the director of Station F, to get a sense of what’s been happening since the campus opened in June 2017.

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