Tom-Chris Emewulu, the visionary founder of Ghana’s edtech social enterprise Stars From All Nations (SFAN) has been highlighted on New York Times Square among handpicked entrepreneurs from around the world by Nasdaq Entrepreneurship Center.
The highlight is an honor accorded entrepreneurs in the prestigious Nasdaq Entrepreneurship Center’s Milestone Makers program for meeting their predetermined program milestones.
Milestone Makers is the Center’s flagship program, providing individualized mentorship and executive coaching, as well as access to the Center’s vast network of industry experts to help each founder with his or her milestone. Entrepreneurs in the Fall 2022 were hand selected after a competitive application process, and all hope to improve the lives of and support communities across the globe.
Emewulu’s coach, PK Agarwal, a celebrated technology and academic leader in Silicon Valley and Dean of UCSC says, “I feel honored to have had the opportunity to work with Tom–Chris. He is special and I am looking forward to celebrating his achievements.”
About Tom-Chris Emewulu:
Tom-Chris Emewulu is an exceptional leader whose work has created innovative change across organizations and communities and impacted millions worldwide.
He has worked with several global entrepreneurs and executives to fuel innovation at the intersection of technology and social impact, including educating +20K students about the path to gainful employment and pioneering startup events like Global Student Entrepreneurship Week, a growth-focused event with budding African entrepreneurs learning from investors and entrepreneurs from Africa, Silicon Valley, and beyond.
When heʼs not leading his team to build the future of education in Africa and helping rising professionals create their dream companies through Stars From All Nations, he is telling African innovation stories or advocating for people-centered policies.
Emewulu cares deeply about how data can empower young Africans, a desire that led him to establish Ghanaʼs premier digital career accelerator, ReadyforWork.
Tom-Chrisʼ work has been featured in Forbes, DW, Business Insider, SABC, Next Billion, and many other publications. He is the author of Breaking the Limits.
About Stars From All Nations (SFAN):
Stars From All Nations ® is Ghana’s for-youth, by-youth education social enterprise on a bold mission to unlock the potential of Africa’s young geniuses by helping them turn their passions into businesses and fulfilling careers.
SFAN believes that young people are smart and if given the skills and opportunities to engage the real world, magic will happen! The team’s work stems from a desire to raise the next generation of leaders that will contribute to creating the most incredible economic phenomenon the world has ever seen on the continent.
The company’s signature initiative, ReadyforWork, is a digital career accelerator that uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to help entry-level job seekers and early-career professionals upskill and future-proof their careers with in-demand digital skills and help businesses access a diverse, less-expensive emerging talent pipeline.
SFAN is currently recruiting for cohort 6 of the ReadyforWork accelerator in Financial Analysis, Digital Marketing, User Experience/User Interface Design, Data Science and Software Engineering career paths. For more information, visit ReadyForWork.Africa.