Digital transformation that allows for world class teamwork with the massive and distributed network of local suppliers, freight forwarders, customs brokers, buyers and banks who get goods to the finish line is necessary to win the race against a virus that is optimized only to replicate and scale.
Proof of the explosive growth that's possible for all when trade has a trust network that includes SMEs in the mix.
Everyone has suddenly become much more aware of the very real role that functioning supply chains play in our quality of life, as individuals and societies, and that broken supply chains can, in fact, cost lives. The question of the day, month and year is, how do we fix them, and quickly? With a bit of support, SMEs can be a big part of the solution.
As a kid growing up in Boston in the 1990s, my top sport was American football. I spent most of my time on the field either catching passes on offense or trying to prevent other people from catching passes on defense.
In countries where U.S. dollars are scarce, buyers of urgently needed medical supplies and PPE are faced with the initial hurdle of the need to acquire dollars before they can even enter the highly competitive global procurement game.
Fitter supply chains will make us and our economies healthier through COVID-19 and beyond. Here's how to get there.
The current global pandemic is mobilizing the resources and collective will to tackle some of the world's biggest challenges. We have the opportunity now to build and innovate solutions that will serve humanity far beyond the timelines of the current crisis, if we choose to. That choice starts with a mindset on bidding. Kountable founder Chris Hale issues a challenge to other innovators to step up and "price the problem".
Kountable has recently reported SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) behavior to the credit bureau TransUnion in Rwanda and Metropol in Kenya. More than 30 businesses were selected from these two countries for executing on projects while in partnership with Kountable, a global trade and technology platform.
Last week Rwanda government officials and ICT SMEs met to tackle the biggest challenges facing technology development in...
Kountable recently announced credit bureau reporting in Rwanda and Kenya as a new benefit for its SME (small and medium enterprise) partners who typically lack a credit history.
Kountable, a global trade and technology platform, has formed strategic partnerships with customs agencies in both Rwanda and Kenya — first to formally join the Kountable network were CLOFFIK Ltd. and SPEDAG Interfreight of Rwanda.
Hear from Julian Kyula, a lifelong entrepreneur and expert in the credit and tech sectors, about the biggest challenges facing small businesses in emerging markets.
Hosted in Kigali, Rwanda, this year's Transform Africa event attracted key players from around the glob in ICT development.
CEO Chris Hale demonstrates the role Kountable can play in accelerating progress of the world's biggest organizations towards equipping people for success in underserved markets.
"The Kountable sourcing process is facilitated through high-volume technology distributors in the US and bing aligned with the largest computer and technology manufacturers in the world," said Santoni. "That's the game-changer for supplying these markets."
When one succeeds then in reaching a goal, it's a celebration and pure empowerment, described Owinga. It also fosters a longer scope of what success can look like. It is not just about doing bigger projects but about building a bigger business.
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The East African Country placed fifth out of 103 countries for clean energy investment according to the 2018 Climatescope report published in BloombergNEF (BNEF).
In Utrecht, Netherlands, NABC awards Kountable with notable Runner-up at the Doing Business in Africa Award Ceremony.
Kountable along with Delft Imaging Systems and JobnetAfrica were selected based on the criteria of innovation, sustainability, and profitability in African markets.
Now that Kountable has established its position in the country, Hale says the company is looking to deepen its banking relationships to build institutional partnerships with the Kenya ports and wit hthe government getting involved in the new free trade zone.
Using a cloud technology platform, we deliver supply chain as a good service helping entrepreneurs with the procurement of goods, logistics, and overall trade management of their tender.
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I recently had an opportunity to catch up with Chris Hale from Kountable. Kountable is doing some real trade finance, providing preshipment...
Financial regulations forced banks to pull back from small business lending in the wake of the financial crisis as pressure to reduce risk exposure...
Kountable, which provides trade-finance to SME's in growing economies around the world, announced today that it will receive up to $150 million in funding...
One question we get asked a lot is why did we choose to start our business in Rwanda? Kountable assesses market opportunities based on a balance...
Kountable is a technology platform that supports promising entrepreneurs in developing and emerging economies. Small-to-medium sized businesses...
Small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are powerful drivers of economic development. Lack of access to finance remains the key constraint limiting...