Founder and Vice President @ African Business Angel Network
Founder & Member Founding Advisory Board @ AfriLabs
Bachelor of Science and Business Administration @
Boston University Questrom School of Business
My name is Ben White. I was born in the deserts of New Mexico but quickly found the urge to travel. I have spent several years working and living in different countries across Europe, Central/Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. At some point along the way I discovered my love for kicking around with starting projects.
My name is Ben White. I was born in the deserts of New Mexico but quickly found the urge to travel. I have spent several years working and living in different countries across Europe, Central/Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. At some point along the way I discovered my love for kicking around with starting projects. It's always about the bold ideas doomed to fail:) There is something in the process of starting a new business that I love and at the same time I see the potential entrepreneurship has to change the world. A lot of my work is Africa related. It's not something I planned but more something that just happened. If I spend more than three hours anywhere in Africa I somehow manage to find an entrepreneur doing cool things. I can't help but want to be involved in building new businesses in beautiful yet challenging climates. It might very well be the entrepreneurial struggle that drives me most and Africa where I see the most potential. There are always new projects. At the moment I work on VC4Africa, Sanaga Ventures, ActivSpaces, AfriLabs and InfoNet @ Sodnet. Check out my website http://www.zia505.com.
Specialties: Entrepreneurship, Concept Development, Business Development, Program Development, Fundraising, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships.
Founder @ From June 2008 to Present (7 years 7 months) CoFounder and Vice President @ From November 2014 to Present (1 year 2 months) CoFounder and Member Board of Directors @ From January 2014 to Present (2 years) Board of Advisors @ From May 2014 to Present (1 year 8 months) Advisory Board Member @ From January 2014 to Present (2 years) Owner and CoFounder @ From November 2010 to Present (5 years 2 months) Board Member @ From January 2011 to Present (5 years) CoFounder & Founding Board Member @ From January 2011 to May 2014 (3 years 5 months) Board of Advisors @ From January 2012 to January 2014 (2 years 1 month) Lecturer Interactive Media and Entrepreneurship @ From August 2010 to August 2011 (1 year 1 month) Board of Advisors @ From March 2010 to March 2011 (1 year 1 month) Program Development ICT & Entrepreneurship @ From September 2009 to January 2011 (1 year 5 months) Master New Media & Digital Culture @ From September 2008 to September 2009 (1 year 1 month) Commercial Director and Owner @ From September 2006 to December 2008 (2 years 4 months) Business Development Manager @ From 2005 to 2006 (1 year) Production Consultant @ From 2003 to 2005 (2 years) Communications Team @ From November 2002 to March 2003 (5 months) Sales Representative @ From 2003 to 2003 (less than a year) Public Relations Intern @ From May 2002 to September 2002 (5 months)
Research Master @ University of Amsterdam From 2008 to 2009 Bachelor of Science and Business Administration @ Boston University From 2000 to 2003 Ben White is skilled in: Africa, Entrepreneurship, Start-ups, New Media, Social Media, Fundraising, International Cooperation, Program Development, Concept Development, Strategy Development, Business Strategy, Emerging Markets, Entrepreneur, Management Consulting, International Business