Tayo Akinyemi

Tayo is an entrepreneurship enthusiast who has worked for several young ventures in the US, Africa, and Latin America. Tayo also has experience in the development and nonprofit sectors. She began her career at an NGO dedicated to advancing women in corporate business. Since then she has focused, with varying degrees of success, on understanding how businesses are built and sustained. From developing a community-inclusive business strategy for a greenfield sugarcane ethanol venture in Mozambique to executing the US entry strategy for a digital marketing company in Brazil, Tayo has also explored the social impact of commercial business. To that end, Tayo wrote for NextBillion, a blog dedicated to exploring development and enterprise, for nearly two years and is a contributor to Tekedia, a blog focused on African technology and innovation. Tayo has an MBA in Sustainable Global Enterprise from Cornell University, and a BA in Sociology from Princeton University.


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