Why early stage African startups should ‘throw out’ traditional business plans

Mel Bailey
Oct 5, 2015 · 4 min read

Staying in business plans and theory and talk just won’t get you that far
— Camille Kramer C., designer & co-founder at Baobab

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Camille Kramer C. discussing product value in Concree’s October workshop.

“The end goal is really to have a platform that helps every entrepreneur in Africa start a project with the right tools and methodologies. And really just help their own country develop — Ibrahima Mall, Baobab Digital Manager

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Co-founder Babacar Birane helps aspiring seafood business owner Francis Ngom find value in his product.
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Team CONCREE. From Left: Babacar Birane, co-founder, Ibrahima Mall, and Karamokho Badianem, co-founder, legal and international.

Africa Rizing

a new media startup from the BBG and US International Media…

Mel Bailey

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Multimedia Journalist, Formerly Digital Media Specialist @VOA_News in #Dakar, @NYU Alumna mes tweets n'engage que moi https://www.linkedin.com/in/bymelhbailey/

Africa Rizing

a new media startup from the BBG and US International Media connecting the next generation of global influencers from across the African continent and around the world to engage in, ‘a smarter conversation’.

Mel Bailey

Written by

Multimedia Journalist, Formerly Digital Media Specialist @VOA_News in #Dakar, @NYU Alumna mes tweets n'engage que moi https://www.linkedin.com/in/bymelhbailey/

Africa Rizing

a new media startup from the BBG and US International Media connecting the next generation of global influencers from across the African continent and around the world to engage in, ‘a smarter conversation’.

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