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Founder and Business Strategist: GainXperience
Patrick Gaincko is a business strategist who does research and writes about African consumers. In just a few years his website gainxperience.com has become the leading resource for on-the-ground insights and in-depth analyses on consumers across geographies, ethnicities, cultures, and social status.
He fills the knowledge gap between brands and consumers, highlighting the great opportunities across sectors; and capitalizing on his unique ability to both navigate the African continent; and translating consumer trends, needs, behaviours, aspirations into actionable insights.
He advises established companies, recognizable names, SME’s on market entry, growth strategy, market opportunities
Founder and CEO: Tastemakers Africa
Cheraé is an agriculture nerd turned tech entrepreneur who revels at being the person who understands really complicated things and can make them easy to understand and connect with. Prior to founding her company she worked for CIMMYT, a World Bank agricultural research center, humanitarian organization CARE and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On the side she dabbles in graphic and web design, partnerships and integrated marketing, and DJ'ing. She earned a B.S. in Biology from Morgan State University. She is super passionate about Africa, making opportunity democratic, and finding ways to show other moms that they can still be high achievers and do epic things.
Chief Creative Officer and Founder: Valentine Global, LLC
Chike is a first-generation Nigerian author and entrepreneur in his family. He was born in Queens NY. He has deep passion for teaching minorities how to create lifestyles and legacies through passive and residual income streams. Former Wall Street advisor and banker turned startup coach. His first published book in 2012 is titled, The Young Man's Guide to Entrepreneurship: 16 Things You Need to Know. He graduated with an IT degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2006 and has been a resident of Newark since 2001. Two out of three of his businesses are headquartered in Newark. He is also a commercial real estate agent and very honored to be a part of growing real estate market.
Founder/ trip coordinator: Curious on Tanzania
Justa is a Tanzanian diaspora currently living in NYC, graduated from C. W Post Long Island University with a bachelors in Nutrition, masters in Interdisciplinary studies with a focus on International Nutrition and currently is a Clinical Dietitian. Since high school days, as a dancer, storyteller and traveler, she always showed her desire to share her culture with everyone but the more she tried, the more she realized not everyone knew of her homeland or if they did it was animals only. With the desire to contribute back to her country, she realized she can create a bridge between Western society and her Tanzanian heritage. Justa, founded Curious on Tanzania in a sense, her way of reconnecting with her roots after leaving Tanzania at a very young age. Currently Justa and her team are focused on digging deep into the country to share the beauty of it all that a lot of tourists miss when they visit. Curious on Tanzania continues to be on track with their goals but stay tune to see how they break through.