(past event) Virtual CAFÉ: LAB ALUMNI STORIES FROM AROUND THE GLOBE

WITH FALLING WALLS LAB ALUMNI FROM AFRICA

WHAT

We are pleased to invite you to our second networking event of 2022 – the Virtual Café: Alumni Stories from around the Globe. After our first Virtual Café in February, where we showcased different career paths and projects from Lab alumni in Asia and Latin America, we are now moving our focus to Africa and have special guests from Egypt, Senegal, and South Africa! Everyone is welcome to join us for inspiring talks and networking opportunities with our Falling Walls Lab alumni Yaye Souadou, Mostafa, and Hlumelo.

WHEN

WEDNESDAY, 27 APRIL 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CEST

WHERE

Online. Participants will receive the link once registered.

REGISTER

Register via the red ‘Registration’ button on the right. Please note that the number of participants is limited to 30 and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The Zoom link will be shared with participants a few days before the event.

QUESTIONS

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via lab@falling-walls.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!

HLUMELO MAREPULA

With her pitch “Breaking the Wall of Synthetic Urea Production“, Hlumelo Marepula won Falling Walls Lab Cape Town in 2019. As part of her undergraduate research in civil engineering, she explored how human urine produces urea, and used this to develop a process which could potentially replace harmful fossil-fuel based methods. After her completing her master’s in water quality engineering, Hlumelo continued her research and collaborated with other young African leaders to realise her leadership potential. She is working in the environmental engineering department at Jones & Wagener in Cape Town.

MOSTAFA HASSANEN

Mostafa Hassanen is the CEO of Plug’n’Grow, a startup that develops and installs advanced agriculture systems for commercial-scale growers, in addition to providing technical support and management software for their facilities. Mostafa won Falling Walls Lab Egypt 2017 with his pitch “Breaking the Wall of Resource Depletion in Food Production“. He has a bachelor’s degree in physics and is also the co-founder of Agrimatic Farms, a start-up focusing on soil-less hydroponic and aquaponic agriculture farming, which provides high-quality, chemical-free and affordable vegetables and fruits.

YAYE SOUADOU FALL

Yaye Souado Fall won Falling Walls Lab Senegal 2015 with her pitch “Breaking the Wall of Waste” and is the co-founder and president at E-Cover. After her master’s degree in Business Administration and Management, Yaye founded a factory which recycles tires into rubber granulates. These are then used by sport complexes to fill their turf with a local product. One of her goals is to export the concept to other African countries in order to recycle more tires, thereby reducing CO2 emissions and creating more jobs.

This Virtual Café will be moderated by Lara Kadegge from Falling Walls Lab.

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