Nelson Mandela Fellows visit Blue Lacuna

25 African Entrepreneurs from Countries Throughout Africa

Last week we were honored to have some of the brightest minds from the continent of Africa at Ignite Technology and Innovation visiting us at Blue Lacuna. The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, is the flagship program for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. In 2019, the fellowship will provide 700 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. college or university with support for professional development after they return home.

“These connections that we are making with entrepreneurs and technologist all over Africa is key to bridging the economic gap that exist for all people of the African Diaspora” says Tracy Powell President of Ignite Technology and Innovation. This was the 3rd year that the fellows came to Blue Lacuna and we are always excited to have them” says Nikki Bravo Executive director of Ignite Technology and Innovation.

Learn more about Ignite Technology and Innovation call 312-778-6374.

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