Monday, 2 February 2015

Catching up With Chris the Founder

During January Grow Movement London had the privilege of catching up with its Founder, Chris
Founder & CEO catching up!
Coghlan recently back from the USA.

Chris set up Grow Movement 5 years ago. He had been struck by the amount of human potential being wasted by a lack of employment opportunities in Congo, Rwanda and Mozambique having spent time volunteering there as an Election Monitor for the European Union. After having seen farmers receiving text message advice on crop prices the concept of delivering business advice via Skype was born.

Chris spear headed the Grow expansion into Rwanda and Malawi in 2012 and enabled the first big funding from British Government in 2013 which secured the Grow future for a number of years.

Grow Movement London was pleased to update Chris on our agreement with London Business School and Booth School of Business Chicago to research 600 entrepreneurs in Uganda in June 2015 as well as share our new relationships with the ILM (Institute for Leadership and Management), Cass Business School, Imperial Business School and Reach Skills.

So where is Chris now? Chris has now completed his Masters in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School in Boston, USA, recently married and a Dad for the first time. He is now back in the UK, doing yet more amazing activities with his interest in entrepreneurship. He is helping to set up a marine robotics company to serve the Offshore Wind Farm Industry.

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