“Go break something — it’s OK.” That’s the driving ethos behind the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), a nonprofit organization founded in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, that aims to make it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business.
Operating programs in 200 nations, GEN supports entrepreneurs like Fengru Lin. As the founder and CEO of TurtleTree Labs, Lin and her colleagues are working on innovative ways to feed a rapidly growing world population. The company’s main focus is developing cell-based milk, which it hopes to fully commercialize over the next several years.
In Africa, GEN’s 22 on Sloane — the largest startup campus on the continent — is working with about 100 startups. Over the past five years, those companies have generated more than $40 million in revenue while creating over 500 high-skilled jobs across Africa. Check out this Freethink video to see how GEN is supporting the next generation of the world’s most innovative entrepreneurs.
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