Revolution of Necessity

Revolution of Necessity
Stories of tech entrepreneurs in developing countries.

Building a StartUp Ecosystem: Phandeeyar Founder & President David Madden
Oct 3, 2018 • 37 min
David Madden has spent his life working in tech and startups, but when he follows his wife to Myanmar in 2012 he can barely load Gmail. When the country suddenly gets connected, David has a chance to put his skills to use. After organizing Myanmar’s…
Fueling Financial Freedom: FinTech StartUp PiggyBank Co-Founder & COO Odunayo Eweniyi
Sep 19, 2018 • 32 min
Odun Eweniyi is a precocious child, graduating from high school at just 14 and easily getting accepted into some of America’s best universities, but she get excited about building a startup in Lagos. When a tweet about saving money goes viral, Odun and…
Doctors, Data & AI: Transforming Healthcare for the Poor - dr.consulta Founder & CEO Thomaz Srougi
Sep 5, 2018 • 35 min
Thomaz Srougi has an idea to improve healthcare in Brazil. Build a network of clinics offering high quality care at affordable prices. One small challenge: he wants to start in the biggest shanty town in São Paulo. Can he convince any doctors to join him?…
Making the Entrepreneurial Leap - Myanmar StartUp Chate Sat’s Founders Honey & Shwe Yee Mya Win
Aug 22, 2018 • 32 min
How do you become a tech entrepreneur if you’ve grown up in a country with lower connectivity than North Korea? Hear how two sisters from Myanmar (Burma) fall in love with technology, win a hackathon and then get the startup bug. They have an idea for a…
Empowering the People - Meu Rio & Nossas Co-Founder Alessandra Orofino
Aug 9, 2018 • 37 min
Alessandra Orofino grew up straddled between the two worlds of rich and poor Rio de Janiero. An early experience with a successful human rights campaign shows her how advocacy can improve people’s lives. In New York she learns about New Power and how…
Doing Development Differently - Myanmar StartUp Koe Koe Tech Co-Founders Michael Lwin & Yarzar Minn Htoo
Jul 26, 2018 • 34 min
Two cousins grow up on opposite sides of the world, but passionate about improving their country Myanmar (Burma), they join forces in 2012. A connectivity revolution gives them their chance. They build an award winning maternal health app, but how are…
Building Africa’s Tech Future: Andela & Flutterwave Co-Founder Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
Jul 11, 2018 • 41 min
After creating his first startup while he was still at university, Iyinoluwa “E” Aboyeji dreams of bringing edtech to Nigeria. It’s not easy, but a big pivot leads to the creation of one of the continent’s greatest startup success stories: Andela.…
Saving Lives in Nigeria: LifeBank Founder & CEO Temie Giwa-Tubosun
Jun 27, 2018 • 35 min
Healthtech startup LifeBank helps hospitals in Nigeria find the blood that they need & then delivers it in less than an hour. Hear how Founder & CEO Temie Giwa-Tuboson found her calling and battled the odds to create this inspiring tech business.
Revolutionizing Education in Brazil: Insights from Geekie Co-Founder & CEO Claudio Sassaki
Jun 13, 2018 • 37 min
EdTech startup Geekie is revolutionizing education in Brazil. Its personalized learning platform uses machine learning to adapt to students’ needs. Co-founder & CEO Claudio Sassaki tells us how they built this product and got it into thousands of schools.