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Efrem Tesfaye PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 07:11

Name: Efrem Tesfaye
Education: BA in Business Information System
Company name: Afalagi Search Engine PLC
Studio title: Owner and General Manager
Founded: 2011
What it does: Information for callers
HQ: Bole, Getu Commercial Center
Number of employees: 51
Startup capital: 300,000 birr
Current capital: 3.5 million birr
Reason for starting business: The poor status of information provision about locations and addresses
Biggest perk of ownership: Self management
Biggest strength: Committed to my work
Biggest weakness: Being frustrated occasionally
Biggest worry: Unwillingness of some companies to provide information
Favorite task: Working
Challenging task: None
Plan: To expand the company to make information provision instant
First career: Importer
Most interested in meeting: None
Most admired person: Oprah Winfrey
Stress reducer: Watching movies, reading books and chatting with friends
Favorite pastime: Working
Favorite book: Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyers
Favorite film: The Passion of Christ 
Favorite destination: Dubai
Favorite automobile: Lamborghini

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Mebrhatu Sisay PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 18 January 2016 08:00

Name: Mebrhatu Sisay
Education: MA in Accounting and Finance
Company name: MS Ventilation
Studio title: Owner and General Manager
Founded: 2011
What it does: Producing and selling ventilators
HQ: Lebu Hanamariam
Number of employees: 12
Startup capital: 30,000 birr
Current capital: 3.5 million birr
Reason for starting business: To substitute the import of ventilators
Biggest perk of ownership: Self management and ability to use my potential
Biggest strength: I am committed to my work
Biggest weakness: I don’t have many weaknesses
Biggest worry: Patent violations
Favorite task: Working
Challenging task: None
Plan: To open a bigger ventilation production company
First career: University lecturer
Most interested in meeting: Tekleberhan Ambaye
Most admired person: Bill Gates
Stress reducer: Watching movies and spending time with friends
Favorite pastime: Working
Favorite book: Dertogadda by Yismhake Worku
Favorite film: The Fugitive
Favorite destination: Lalibela
Favorite automobile: Toyota RAV4

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Merin Mengesha PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 13 January 2016 06:38

Name: Merin Mengesha
Education: MA in Geo Physics
Company name: Merin Agri-Business Enterprise
Studio title: Owner and General Manager
Founded: 2014
What it does: Processing animal feed
HQ: Ferensay Legasion
Number of employees: 7
Startup capital: 230,000 birr
Current capital: Growing
Reason for starting business: Low quality of animal feed products on the market
Biggest perk of ownership: Self management
Biggest strength: I am committed to my work
Biggest weakness: Advertising my work
Biggest worry: Availability of finance and modern machinery
Favorite task: Training my employees
Challenging task: None
Plan: To open a bigger animal feed processing company
First career: Hired work
Most interested in meeting: Tekleberhan Ambaye
Most admired person: Haile Gebresellasie
Stress reducer: Traveling out of Addis Ababa
Favorite pastime: Working
Favorite book: Rich and Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Favorite film: Not very interested in films
Favorite destination: Addis Ababa
Favorite automobile: Toyota Land Cruiser V8

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Wubshet Guta PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 January 2016 07:47

Name: Wubshet Guta 
Education: Diploma in Accounting  
Company name: Wubshet Guta Import-Export Trading
Studio title: Owner and General Manager 
Founded: 2012
What it does: Exporting cultural clothes  
HQ: Around Ketchene
Number of employees: 5
Startup capital: 100,000 birr
Current capital: Growing
Reason for starting business: The emerging demand for Ethiopian cultural clothes  around the world
Biggest perk of ownership: Managing myself 
Biggest strength: I never give up 
Biggest weakness: Not that much 
Biggest worry: None 
Favorite task: Spending time on marketing
Challenging task: None
Plan: To organize dozens of Expos in Europe, Asia and America that display Ethiopian cultural clothes
First career: Accountant
Most interested in meeting: Tekleberhan Ambaye
Most admired person: Haile Gebresellasie 
Stress reducer: Traveling outside of Adiss Ababa
Favorite pastime: Working
Favorite book: Fikir Eske Mekabir by Haddis  Alemayehu
Favorite film: I love all films that  feature actor Mekonenne La’ake   
Favorite destination: Dire Dawa
Favorite automobile: Toyota RAV4

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Solomon Mulugeta PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 December 2015 08:07

Name: Solomon Mulugeta
Education: Certificate in Auto Mechanics
Company name: Eshururu Baby Sitters Training Center
Studio title: Owner and manager
Founded in: 2014
What it does: Training baby sitters and housekeepers
HQ: Gerji around Sunshine village  
Number of employees: 12
Startup capital: 16,000 birr
Current capital: 200,000 birr
Reason for starting business: Poor knowledge of Ethiopian baby sitters about child care
Biggest plus of ownership: Freedom of ideas 
Biggest strength: I will go after what I believe in  
Biggest weakness: None  
Biggest Worry: The small number of trainers 
Favorite task: Reading books related to my work
Most challenging task: Don’t have any
Plan: To turn the center into an institute
First career: Logistic worker in an NGO
Most interested in meeting: Haile Gebrselassie
Most admired person: Haile Gebrselassie
Stress reducer: Writing spiritual articles 
Favorite pastime: Working
Favorite book: Dekike Estifanos by Professor Getachew Haile
Favorite destination: Hawassa
Favorite automobile: Toyota RAV4
Favorite film: Teza, by Haile Gerima

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