First-Ever Middle Ear Transplant

There are situations that make you question your abilities and if you give up on yourself, you will never find out what you can do or how you can maximize your potentials.

Professor Mashudu Tshifularo, is a South African Surgeon, the first surgeon in the world to perform a 3D middle Ear transplant successfully at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in South Africa. The 3D ear transplant is made of compatible titanium middle ear prosthesis that transmits sounds. The professor is a very good example of one who did not give up on his ideas and innovation. His solution is one that will affect people and this pace-setting innovation is sure to bring hope to people with hearing problems all over the world.

After 10 years of research, Professor Mashudu and his team created this solution for people with total or partial hearing loss. He realized the opportunity 3D printing can have in the surgery, as 3D printing has been used in the orthopedic field and other ENT operations. The Middle ear prosthesis was commissioned by the Professor.

Professor Mashudu made it know that Academics are there to create solutions that will help improve the communities and he leaves a strong message to people of the world, to ‘innovate or die’.

The world is a global village and we have to act locally to affect the world regardless of location. Improvement to this groundbreaking 3D middle ear transplant, Professor Mashudu says will continue and he aims at making the surgery affordable to state patients because these type of surgeries are expensive for them.

He made these known in his interview with Carte blanche in the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwZWLGWxydk

Video Source: Carte blanche

 

Company Selection-Apply

Do you want to find a lasting solution to an issue in your firm?

would you like to take your company to its next level?

Do you want to partner with transformative African start-up companies to eradicate your challenges?

Here is a chance to match-up with African Tech start-up companies that can provide you the needed product or service.

Afrolynk pre-conference needs and opportunity assessment is calling on European companies interested in partnership opportunities with African start-ups to apply. The aim of this process is to facilitate organizational improvements and knowledge sharing.  This process leads up to the Conference and Startup-Night on September 16th-20th.

What are the Benefits of Applying?

  • Exposure to African Startup ecosystem
  • Organizational improvement for your organization
  • Knowledge sharing

Requirements

  • passionate about innovation
  • be a partner willing to commit to the matchmaking process
  • your company is working towards fulfilling SDG goals by use of technology

To apply, click on the link Call for Application

If you are an African Tech start-up click here to Apply

More information can be found here Afrolynk 2019 Cohort Program

 

About Afrolynk

Afrolynk is a non-governmental organization that links African entrepreneurs with European Entrepreneurs. The core areas of expertise revolve around Innovation, Connectivity, and Acceleration. Innovation deals with capacity building, projects, mentorship, and coaching. Connectivity is done via Networking events, Annual conferences and community meetup and acceleration is through new scaling of opportunities and disruptive technologies to grow.

#Europeancompanies #companies #Tech #IT #AI #IoT #sdgs #sustainablegoals #Africanstartups #Africanecosystem #Finnishcompanies #Germancompanies #Brusselscompanies #bmw #tesla #IThubs #Techy #entreprenuers #brains #solutions #connectivity #network #expertise #meetup #projects #opportunities

Call for Application – Afrolynk

Are you interested in providing solutions to European companies who will need your services?

Are you an African Start-up interested in partnership opportunities?

Here is a chance to match-up with companies that can pay for your product or service.

Afrolynk pre-conference needs and opportunity assessment is calling on African start-ups interested in partnership opportunities with European companies to apply. The aim of this process is to facilitate organizational improvements and knowledge sharing.  This process leads up to the Conference and Startup-Night on September 16th-20th.

What are the Benefits of Applying?

  • Exposure to experienced mentors
  • Organizational improvement for your start-up
  • Knowledge sharing

Requirements

  • passionate about innovation
  • be a partner willing to commit to the matchmaking process
  • your start-up is working towards fulfilling SDG goals by use of technology

More information can be found here Afrolynk 2019 Cohort Program

About Afrolynk

Afrolynk is a non-governmental organization that links African entrepreneurs with European Entrepreneurs. The core areas of expertise revolve around Innovation, Connectivity, and Acceleration. Innovation deals with capacity building, projects, mentorship, and coaching. Connectivity is done via Networking events, Annual conferences and community meetups, and acceleration is through new scaling of opportunities and disruptive technologies to grow.

#Afrolynk #Afrocentric #startups #ecosystems #SDG #cooperation #connect #Accelerate #conference #matchmaking #callforapplication #callforstartup #innovation #win-win #partnership #mentorship #knowledgesharing #opportunities #growth #Europeanpartnership #Africanpartnership #process #solution #passionate

The Move

In today’s world, serious-minded people go all the way out to get things done, not waiting for others to tell them what to do. The new age of millenials are getting recruited not by the traditional way but by social media engangement through various social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

In the course of time, I have learned to take the initiative to do things, especially what people say I can not do, basically to let myself know that there are no limits. The only limits you will have are the once you set for yourself.

One particular interesting move I will be talking about is that of Davian Chester, an artist who draws creatively beautiful illustrations. Davian Chester noticed that @Google did not create a doodle for Juneteenth day, and he made the move to create one which went viral and got the attention of the tech giant Google, he was offered a job after 5 days of releasing his doodle.

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His doodle shows a person’s hands breaking loose from chains to spell the word ‘Google’ in commemoration of #Juneteenth day which was shared by hundreds of thousands of people on social media.

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Google is known for making innovative doodles for historical events and holidays, but somehow forgot or didn’t know about #Juneteenth.

Davian said on his Instagram page @Real_Toons, “I was planning on making an art piece for it anyway, but I noticed Google did not do anything at all. And for a large company like that to create doodles for literally everything under the sun and have nothing at all today, I thought it was odd”

“I feel it’s very important for us to know as much as we can about our ancestors,” Chester said. “So I feel Juneteenth is already something that isn’t being spread across as much as it should be.

Like Chester, your creative work is what most companies are looking for and not necessarily a beautiful CV, you have to show them what you are bringing to the table.

In recent times, people get jobs through DMs on social media just like Chester did, you too can, by showing your expertise and skills.

There are a lot of creative minds, do not be afraid to take the move, surprise yourself and always be your true self, forget about pleasing anyone, go all out to Impress yourself and see how opportunities will come rolling at your feet. First, you have to make the Move.

 

#Davian Chester #Google #Millenials #Juneteenth doodle @Real_Toons #Motivation #creativity #Be real #African Talents #Innovation #Tech giants #Opportunities #Social media #Talented peeps#Skills #expertise #impress yourself #viral posts

AUD 2019 – The Business Meeting Point.

The African Union Day (AUD) Conference which took place on the 24th and 25th of May 2019 at the Deutsches Fußball Museum in Dortmund ended with so many positive vibes.
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The AUD Event is hosted by the AfricanTide Union e.V  for the 9th time in the city of Dortmund in celebration of the Africa Union.
This year’s theme was titled ‘Boosting Africa’s Development’. Participants from all the 54 African countries were fully represented coming from the continents of Africa and Europe to deliberate on Africa we want for 2063.
Several discussions surrounding Start-ups and Entrepreneurship in the African communities and in African countries were discussed, including business opportunities that await investors willing to do business with the growing economies in the world. There were two (2) workshops on the first day, and three (3) intensive and engaging workshops on the second day in addition to the various inputs.
In attendance was the City Director, Mr. Jörg Stüdemann, the Ambassador of Nigeria to the Republic of Germany, Mrs. M.S Ogundero, the Manager of the German football Museum, Dr. Klaus Berdeng and a host of other dignitaries, business investors, entrepreneurs, and scholars.
The Highlights of the event was the Fashion show with Solitha Shortte, creative director of Soli productions management from Canada, showcasing designs from Impress yourself of AfricanTide Union and designer Eyal Zimmerman from Israel.
A line up of the models, designer Eyal and Creative director, Solitha Shortte with the chairman of AfricanTide Union, Dr. Dressman, and Mr. Toni Tuklan is seen below.
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Indeed, the AfricanTide team has once again demonstrated their competence by delivering a successful International business conference out of which vital cooperation and investment impact for African countries gearing towards Africa, we want in the coming year 2063.
20190525_204447A cross section of the AfricanTide Team, photo by Femi Awoniyi

#AU #entreprenuership #start-up #women empowerment #youthdevelopment #mentorship #dfm #dw #wdr #dortmund #stadtdortmund

Africa – Home of the Future

Technology has made so many hidden truths about the African continent public to the world, from the feeding of the world’s population to the provision of raw materials and in addition to providing leading technical workable solutions in the nearest future.
It is no secret that the world looks towards Africa for help and the youths are ready to make impacts.
In my previous post, the Genius in Every Child, it is clearly stated that the school system needs to do better to mentor each child, rather than force them or compare grades in an obsolete system. The entrepreneurial support is highly recommended and is the best way to mentor young minds to achieve great things in the process of creating solutions in the value chain.
The Chairman of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, joined the league of entrepreneurial support, needed to pitch and boost ideas that are worth investing on for the greater good of mankind. This will be done through “The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative” an entrepreneur program in the African continent lead by Jack Ma Foundation.
The major aim of Netprenuer Prize initiative is to bring African entrepreneurs into the limelight through their stories to impact the Continent and beyond.
Ten (10) finalists will compete for a share of US$1 Million by pitching their stories to Jack and other Judges. Entrepreneurs from all the fifty-four (54) Africa countries regardless of their age, gender, and sectors are eligible to apply to this program.
Applications are open from the 27th March 2019 to 30th June 2019. The Grand finale will be announced in November 2019.
Apply here
@AFNetprenuers #LookingForHeros #entreprenuers #Africa #competition #pitchingideas #ogaladyblog #investment #youthdevelopment

Fashion Show

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Interested in getting equipped as a professional model?
Then hurry up and join the coaching session of Soli Productions Management (SPM) Inc. which will be directed by SPM owner and creative director Solitha Shortte.
Soli Productions Management Inc is a modeling agency in Canada and will be in Germany for a 2 days workshop/ coaching session which will end up in a Fashion show, taking place as part of the entertainment session of the African Union Day conference on the 24th and 25th of May 2019. Click on the link for more information on the speakers.
The Fashion show workshops take place on the 22nd and 23rd of May, 2019 from 4:30pm to 7:00pm on both days.
The workshop provides you with the tools to:

  1. Develop a solid foundation for entry into the industry
  2. Perfect your Modeling skills
  3. Gain a competitive advantage in the market where first impressions move your individuality

The First-day covers ‘Runway & Confidence’

  • Command a good Posture
  • Learn to walk the runway & Know how to pose
  • Master strong facial expression and more.

The second-day covers ‘Industry Ethics, Posing and Building your portfolio’

  • Finding your angles for the perfect image
  • Learn how to pose in front of the camera
  • Learn how to get scouted on social platforms
  • Find castings and jobs on Instagram
  • Design your model proof social media profile and more
  • Perfect your walk your pose
  • Time in front of the camera
  • Build your portfolio images for distribution to agencies
  • Construct your comp card for casting calls
  • Summary of previous sessions.

This will lead up to the Runway show, which takes place on the 25th of May 2019.

Registration ends on the 17th of May 2019.
Venue: AfricanTide Competence Center Geschwister-Schollstr. 20, 44135 Dortmund.

Creativity – Be You

The best way to know yourself is to dare to move out of your comfort zone.
Everyone has that creative spot, you only have to ignite it by being yourself and the universe needs you to figure that out.
Creativity is not taught in school, most times it is self-taught and learning by doing. There are a lot of ways to learn, you can use the internet wisely by researching, by DIY (do it yourself) on youtube or google or other search engines, you can attend seminars and conferences to network and learn things that interests you.
Arts is beautiful and a good way to create something out of nothing. It can be in any form, for example, paintings, music, drawings, poetry, etc.
Furthermore, forget about following other people’s paths, create your own! and be the best version of yourself by doing what makes you happy.
In the video below is an example of phenomenal young women who moved out of their comfort zones to create things and to encourage other young people out there, especially young girls, that there is no such thing as IMPOSSIBLE.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-btmNz71lyY

Young Leaders

Everyone has something they are struggling with, and that should not bring you down at all. As a matter of fact, it should give you the opportunity to be better and to learn more of yourself, especially how you can help yourself and then extend that assistance to others.
Like I mentioned in the Genius in every Child, everyone has a gift, your uniqueness comes with what others call ‘deformity’, ignore them and be true to yourself. Just imagine, if everyone had the same characteristics, how boring the world would be!
Avoid negativity and negative people. You owe no one an apology for loving yourself. Learn to cut off those ideas that make you feel low, surround you with love and more love and you will definitely see the good in everyone no matter what part of the world they come from. Feed yourself with positive thoughts, feed your body with healthy food, challenge yourself every day and put a smile on someone’s face.
Young leaders are rising up and taking charge of their destiny, and this is possible because their parents help them to be the best of themselves. Never turn your child down, listen and motivate them.
King Nahh is a young leader, who is 11 years old and motivating people all around the world. He says, his greatest motivator is his father, this goes to show how important parents are to kids. At Little big shot, a Steve Harvey show King Nahh made it very clear that you should always ‘express yourself’.
Listen to this young Leader – King Nahh express what it means to grow and let go of things that inhibit your growth.

 
King Nahh made it clear in a video clip with Good morning America, that people who are mean to you, or bullies you, are going through abuse or some kind of misery. ‘Try to help them and communicate with them’. Attitude is evidence of Misery.

 

FOCUS and not AID

Why waste money importing food when you have the best fertile lands and climate to produce food for your population?
why waste money on weapons, when you can waste it on developing your nation’s intel?
Burkina Faso thrived under President Thomas Sankara in four years, without aid from France. Burkina Faso can do it a million times again without aid!
Focus on your strength together, for only then can you achieve your goals as a Nation. Team work pays. No Nation that fights its citizens can stand the test of time.
Nigerian Diaspora remitted in 2018 a whooping sum of US $25 billion which is seven (7) times more than the total foreign aid (i.e the net official development assistance) received in 2017 of US$3.359 billion and report from the world bank organisation projects continuous increase of remittance into sub-saharan Africa.
We need Nature for food, shelter, and survival. On the other hand, nature needs us to be mindful of what we do, in order to protect us, nature always finds a balance. Plant more trees and cut less, let us protect nature to protect ourselves from extinction. Stop killing animals in mass, we need each other to survive.
It is time to be blind to aid and to focus on our inner strength. Let us work on improving the blockchain system to produce accountability in every sector, by so doing, corruption will be eradicated, poverty will be reduced.
Focus and not aid!