Guest speaker: Winifred Soribe
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Guest speaker: Winifred Soribe, Founder
Winifred Soribe is an entrepreneur at heart. She started her first business at the remarkable age of 9, which coincided with her final year of elementary school. She cultivated the budding creativity in her and fashioned out story books using plain A4 sheets and fancy gel pens. She displayed an early knack for superior salesmanship by sticking candies on the cover page which were then sold to fellow students.
As she progressed on to High school, Winifred carried on with an unbending entrepreneurial zeal. She sold fancy jewelleries to fellow girls, and by the time she got into university she had fully mastered the art of buying and selling.
She is currently finalising her PhD in Entrepreneurial Finance from the University of Bedfordshire. Her research focuses on how entrepreneurs can use their intellectual capital and social media to foster more collaboration, which in turn would aid them in raising finance. Prior to undertaking her PhD, she obtained a master’s degree in Accounting and Business Finance from the University of Bedfordshire with a First Class / Summa Cum Laude after completing her ACCA qualification and gaining a bachelor’s degree in Economics with Second Class Upper / Magna Cum Laude.
She has worked within the Accounting and Finance industry in the UK and is keen to explore the concept of using robust financing options to stimulate more entrepreneurial activity and innovation, thereby improving the overall economic welfare.
In her spare time, she volunteers as a mentor for entrepreneurs within Nasdaq Mentor Makers (US), as well as mentoring entrepreneurs within 12 Ronnie’s Founders and Mentor (UK) and advising entrepreneurs with TERN (The Entrepreneurs Refugee Network).