Startups struggle to figure how to organise themselves in their early days. We at BizGees felt sharing our journey would help other entrepreneurs. We believe knowledge sharing lowers trial and error rates in the early stages. We hope this summarised article helps entrepreneurs lower their risk of failure.
Nick Lyall of Wicked Problems Initiative (WPI) interviewed Bizgees Co-founder Zufi Deo to discuss what Bizgees does and what we are trying to accomplish. WPI is an organization aiming to tackle the problem of forced migration and refugee crises. They are an all-encompassing hybrid of think tank, incubator, and consultancy which is determined to use interdisciplinary research and knowledge to facilitate and empower social enterprises such as Bizgees.
This is an updated summary of the interview was edited by Layz Reyent & Zufi Deo - www.bizgees.org
Article researched and written by Josephine Okojie & edited by Zufi Deo.
Internally displaced people do not get the same attention as their other refugee counter parts. Partially because they are excluded from the official definition of a refugee. (Official definition of UNHCR is here. ) They have not crossed an international border so are not classed as refugees even though they have the same experience of displacement as refugees. They experience the same concerns of social exclusion and poverty premium, for example. In most cases they speak a different language and are considered aliens - even though they have not crossed an international border. This is the experience of Saidu & Muhammed two internally displaced people from Nigeria.
Entrance to the Dalor Camp at the outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno state, Nigeria.
By Coleman Lucas, BizGees Volunteer
Edited by Zufi Deo, Co Founder BizGees
During my time with BizGees, I attended two conferences this summer. With one focusing specifically on the FinTech industry and the other centered around startup companies, there was one key takeaway that resounded through every speaker I heard from – technology is GROWING. However, with this growing trend, the speakers also presented various problems that are arising at both conferences.