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Tech Crush Thursday: Ashish Thakkar
What impresses us so much about Ashish Thakkar is his background that has inspired him to start his latest company, The Mara Foundation.
As a child, his family moved from the UK to Rwanda. Shortly there after, they became refugees of the Rwandan genocide, and headed to Uganda. As a high school student, Ashish started selling computers to classmates, which eventually evolved into The Mara Group.
Ashish quickly became a successful entrepreneur, with The Mara Group operating in 16 countries with over 5,000 employees. The company focuses on “Information and Communications Technology, Real Estate & Hospitality and Manufacturing & Services”- all of which he started from the ground up. Thanks to The Mara Group’s success, Ashish was able to start the Mara Foundation. 
The Mara Foundation is the non-profit branch of the Mara Group. Ashish created it in hopes of bringing mentorship and funding to small businesses and startups in his home country, Uganda. To start the Mara Foundation, he has reached out to successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, asking them to give advice to business owners in Africa.
He believes that what Africa needs is not direct foreign investments, but rather, “the answer is nurturing small and medium sized businesses.” He wants to give back to his native continent, making a social and environmental difference. The Mara Foundation promotes startups and mobile companies to the younger generations in Africa, knowing they are the ones who can make a difference in the future. 
Adding to his list of accomplishments before the age of 30, Ashish is about to be the second African astronaut and the only one to pay $200,000 for Virgin Galactic’s first flight to Space.

Tech Crush Thursday: Ashish Thakkar

What impresses us so much about Ashish Thakkar is his background that has inspired him to start his latest company, The Mara Foundation.

As a child, his family moved from the UK to Rwanda. Shortly there after, they became refugees of the Rwandan genocide, and headed to Uganda. As a high school student, Ashish started selling computers to classmates, which eventually evolved into The Mara Group.

Ashish quickly became a successful entrepreneur, with The Mara Group operating in 16 countries with over 5,000 employees. The company focuses on “Information and Communications Technology, Real Estate & Hospitality and Manufacturing & Services”- all of which he started from the ground up. Thanks to The Mara Group’s success, Ashish was able to start the Mara Foundation. 

The Mara Foundation is the non-profit branch of the Mara Group. Ashish created it in hopes of bringing mentorship and funding to small businesses and startups in his home country, Uganda. To start the Mara Foundation, he has reached out to successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, asking them to give advice to business owners in Africa.

He believes that what Africa needs is not direct foreign investments, but rather, “the answer is nurturing small and medium sized businesses.” He wants to give back to his native continent, making a social and environmental difference. The Mara Foundation promotes startups and mobile companies to the younger generations in Africa, knowing they are the ones who can make a difference in the future. 

Adding to his list of accomplishments before the age of 30, Ashish is about to be the second African astronaut and the only one to pay $200,000 for Virgin Galactic’s first flight to Space.

Team Tuesdays… on Tumblr.
Today, we are excitedly getting ready for our incredible meetup that’s going down tonight.
The topic is Digital Branding, and the panel is kickass:
Nizzi Karai Renaud, VP of Marketing & Commerce at Refinery29
Tracy Keim, VP of Integrated Marketing at Bonobos
Erica Cerulo, Co-Founder at Of A Kind
We are sold out (darn you, capacity!) but we are thrilled that the 70 guests who were able to secure spots are attending.
See you all tonight!
XO,
TWF

Team Tuesdays… on Tumblr.

Today, we are excitedly getting ready for our incredible meetup that’s going down tonight.

The topic is Digital Branding, and the panel is kickass:

Nizzi Karai RenaudVP of Marketing & Commerce at Refinery29

Tracy Keim, VP of Integrated Marketing at Bonobos

Erica CeruloCo-Founder at Of A Kind

We are sold out (darn you, capacity!) but we are thrilled that the 70 guests who were able to secure spots are attending.

See you all tonight!

XO,

TWF

Fashion Icon Friday: Audrey  Tautou

This week’s fashion icon is the lovely French actress Audrey Tautou.

Audrey has starred prominently in French films; she entered the American radar in 2001 when the French film, Amélie was nominated for five Academy Awards. Her popularity grew as she starred alongside Tom Hanks in The Da Vinci Code. In 2009, she played fashion icon, Coco Chanel, in the film Coco Avant (Before) Chanel. To promote the film, Audrey was named spokesmodel for Chanel. She’s been featured in numerous Chanel ads and promotional film shorts. Audrey’s style is classic Parisian: simple yet elegant, and très très chic!

Watch Audrey in the Chanel No. 5 film.