Differently abled Founders - How to Raise Startup Capital

Activity Description

Diversity is a driver of innovation and economies suffer if a nation or group of people are underrepresented or face structural barriers – the world needs more entrepreneurs. Powered by the Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week has expanded to 170+ nations since its launch in 2008 with 20,000 partner organizations now serving as GEN’s community-building backbone.

Through GEW, GEN seeks universality, striving to be inclusive of individuals and communities who have traditionally faced barriers to entrepreneurship whether minority groups, cumbersome traditional institutions or those pushed to the side by strong competition.

Pelgrina Ndumba and Geraldine Itana will unpack the difficulties of being differently abled founders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

Pelgrina is visually impaired and work as a volunteer at the UNDP accelerator lab since she participated in the Entrepreneurship World Cup competition. She was voted as first runner up by the audience and the judges. She is part of a team that developed an application called "Talk to Me" that assists the visually and hearing impaired to communicate in their local vernacular. 

Geraldine is working at UNDP and is currently overseeing the UNDP Accelerator Lab in Windhoek. She explains that people with disabilities is one of the main priorities of the Accelerator Labs that were established by UNDP.

We do invite you to join us during this call on 16 November 2020 @

11:00 CAT | Central African Time – same as Johannesburg;

10:00 EAT |East African Time - same as Nairobi Time and

12:00 WAT | West African Time – same as Ghana

The two presenter will unpack the subject of “Differently Abled Founders, Raising Startup Capital” – we look forward to your support and wisdom because we are all in it.


Johanna Cloete GEN Namibia is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 869 9897 3186 

Gew2020 Themes are:

  1. Inclusive Entrepreneurship
  2. Education
  3. Building Partnerships