Kalkidan Adane


Name: Kalkidan Adane

Education: Degree in Architecture

Company name: Bakal Lifestyle

Title: Owner

Founded in: 2019


What it does: Design Ethiopian print fabrics

HQ: Addis Ababa

Number of employees: 2

Startup Capital: 3,000 birr

Current capital: Growing

Reasons for starting the business: To peruse my passion and give something back to my community

Biggest perk of ownership: Independence and flexibility

Biggest strength: Believing in God

Biggest challenging: Raising capital

Plan: Design more products and sell

First career: Architect

Most interested in meeting: Entrepreneurs and innovators

Most admired person: Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Stress reducer: Praying

Favorite past time: Drawing and movies

Favorite book: ‘The Bible

Favorite destination: Anywhere with loved ones

Favorite automobile: Range rover