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OZÉ Aims to Help Small Biz Thrive in West Africa

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Meghan McCormick’s road to starting OZÉ – an app-based service to help small businesses in West Africa – was bumpy.

Years before the newly-formed company – which just scored a $75,000 Harvard award – was formed, it was the seed of an idea planted in Guinea.As a member of the Peace Corps working on a project called Dare to Innovate, she helped promote and support entrepreneurship in a region dogged by tough poverty and high youth joblessness.

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