Mike Quinn
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Job Title
I am an entrepreneur, I am a social entrepreneur
About my work:
ike Quinn is Group CEO of Zoona (www.ilovezoona.com), an African mobile payments business that helps businesses grow. Zoona strives to be the best in the world at providing business solutions to micro & small enterprises. Mike successfully closed a $4m Series A venture capital round from international investors in early 2012, a first ever for a technology start-up in Zambia. Zoona is now processing tens of millions of dollars per month in payment value across 4 countries in pursuit of its vision of cashless growing businesses...everywhere!

Mike is an entrepreneur with a passion for business in Africa. He has lived in Ghana, Zambia, and South Africa for nearly a decade, and calls Cape Town home. He holds an MBA with Distinction from Oxford University, where he was a Skoll Scholar for Social Entrepreneurship, along with an MSc in Management Development from the London School of Economics. He grew up in Calgary, Canada, and completed his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia.

Mike is now focused on the challenge of scaling Zoona into a billion dollar pan-African payments business that transforms African economies.

Follow Mike on Twitter: @ZoonaMike
Topics on my radar:
Base of the Pyramid, Enterprise Development, Finance and Investment, Inclusive Business Models, Technology
Other Topics on my radar:
Financial Inclusion

Mike Quinn's Blog

Blog from the 2008 Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship

Greetings from the 2008 Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford's Said Business School! This was a fantastic event with great speakers: Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, Paul Farmer, Paul Collier, and Lord Anthony Giddens just to name a few.

There is a series of terrific blogs of all the sessions at the site below. Feel free to start a discussion here on any of the topics… Continue

Posted on March 28, 2008 at 15:07

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 23:27 on May 28, 2008, Mike Quinn said…
Please read my latest book review in the Business Fights Poverty bookclub!

At 12:51 on July 17, 2014, Taz Burwaiss said…

Hi Mike,

Hope you're very well. I was wondering if you would be interested in connecting with us on twitter? @leadint

We’d love to be able to work together if possible.



At 14:52 on July 21, 2014, Taz Burwaiss said…

Hi Mike

Hope you’re very well.

I just wanted to send you a quick heads up that the application deadline for Leading for sustainability is today, and we will still be considering applicants for the rest of the week.

Our training programme will allow you to deepen your understanding of sustainability challenges including learning key leadership tools such as Theory U and Systems Thinking.

This will significantly enhance your sustainability credentials on your CV and in your future career.

Please read our 7 reasons why we recommend you should join Leading for sustainability 2014! http://lead.org/news-and-blog/654-7-reasons-why-you-should-join-leading-for-sustainability-2014

If you're interested in joining Leading for sustainability contact our programme manager Russell Cook today to discover more: europe@lead.org

If you work for a not for profit organisation you are automatically entitled to a 30% discount.

Follow us on twitter @leadint

Best wishes, and please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions!


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