Francis Stevens George discusses Innovation Sierra Leone and the Global Entrepreneurship Network- Sierra Leone. Learn more about Innovation Sierra Leone at http://innosl.com/.
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On this episode, Francis explains the state of Sierra Leone’s emerging innovation ecosystem. Although the country has a wealth of natural resources, Sierra Leone struggles to support job-creating businesses. Francis is on a mission to change this.
During the podcast, he goes into detail about how entrepreneurship can lift people out of poverty and spur economic development. Creating solutions for people at the base of the pyramid, social entrepreneurs can use technology to make financial services, telecommunications, and healthcare more inclusive.
Francis advises entrepreneurs in emerging markets to focus on painful problems and the needs of low-income consumers. He also recommends that investors focus on disruptive solutions.