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Abu’s story is filled with hardship and breakthroughs; After fleeing from a war-stricken country to America to his pursuits chasing the American Dream through education and entrepreneurship. Audiences relate to his charismatic personality and unconventional path to where he is today.

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Speaking Topics

2018 speaking topics

  • From Refugee to Entrepreneur: How education and a dream helped me level the playing field
  • Relationship Development: How to build your community online
  • Paid Media: How to get your message seen by more people around the world
  • Sustainability: building a company that doesn't need you
  • Why College is the best time to start your first business
  • Social media and Leadership: Building Your personal brand and leveraging online success

APPEARANCES

  • Key Note Speaker: Cradle of Liberty Council, Boy Scouts of America; Honoring the COO of Ritz Carlton, Herve Humler
  • Key Note Speaker: The Spirit of Alliance Gala, Alliance For Progress Charter School
  • Workshop: Macy’s Fashion Incubator; Digital Advertising and Automation
  • Workshop: Macy’s Fashion Incubator; Business Bootcamp: Social Media and Digital Marketing
  • Panelist: Black Retail Action Group (BRAG) Building Your Brand from the Ground Up
  • Panelist: BLOC Building Black Legacy Conference Career
  • Panelist: The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), “I’m A Brand, I’m A Business”
  • Key Note Speaker: Girard College Chapel Address
  • Key Note Speaker: Penn State Schreyer Honors College
  • Key Note Speaker: YMCA Black Achievers Program
  • Key Note Speaker: Tenth Memorial Baptist Church, Black History Month Speaker
  • Featured in Quirktastic, “Abu Wants to Help You Quit Your 9 to 5
  • Key Note Speaker: Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018

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I’m also the founder of House of Fofanah an amazing digital marketing agency where we help brands and influencers monetize their online launches.

My clients have been featured in: Forbes, Business Insider, Black Enterprise, Essence, NYLON, DAZED, CRWN, Byrdie, BET, Essence, Cosmopolitan, Mashable, Fashion Bombdaily, and more.

Sparknotes: I help brands redefine how they build communities and deliver value to their audience.

Hi, I'm Abu

And I’m pretty good at this online marketing thing. I’m a Growth Strategist and I help brands increase their visibility, engagement, and sales. As a Nomad Consultant, find me traveling and helping online and local brands worldwide. 

My clients have been featured in: Forbes, Essence, NYLON, DAZED, CRWN, Byrdie, BET, Essence, Cosmopolitan, Mashable, Fashion Bombdaily, and more.

After having an illustrative career building Fortune 500 companies, it’s my passion to teach everyday entrepreneurs and business founders the step by step on how to build like corporations- profitability and sustainably.

From refugee to Entrepreneur

Let me be your next keynote speaker

Let me be your next keynote speaker

From Refugee to Entrepreneur

Find out more about my journey from refugee to entrepreneur in this documentary called Ripples. Ripples highlights the decisions we all have to make, whether to stay where we are or push ourselves to overcome obstacles.

Who is Abu?

Abu Fofanah is a digital strategist who works at the intersection of strategy, creativity, and technology to help brands reinvent their business. He has been featured in Business Insider. He has been the Key Note Speaker at the Ritz Carlton and recognized by the Philadelphia Inquirer and other publications. He is passionate, authentic and brings a one-of-a-kind energy and memorable moments. Abu's story is filled with hardship and breakthroughs; After fleeing from a war-stricken country to America to his pursuits chasing the American Dream through education and entrepreneurship. Audiences relate to his charismatic personality and unconventional path to where he is today.

Appearances

Testimonials

Dan Templar

CEO of Cradle of Liberty

“You were, without a doubt, the highlight of the night! We’ve heard from so many people raving about how impressed they were by you.”

Herve Humler

COO of Ritz Carlton

“Listening to your story..I see so much emotion, so much passion – you have a great vision, you are destined to do great things.”

Elissa Bloom

Director at the Philadelphia Macy's Fashion Incubator

“Thank you so much for being a part of our business boot camp with your entertaining workshop! The designers all enjoyed meeting you and were inspired by all the great information you shared with them on social media, apps on organization and digital marketing.”

Professional Bio

Abu Fofanah is a digital strategist and entrepreneur who helps companies grow profitable brands and achieve their goals using technology. After working in various areas of retail, e-commerce, and education he launched his own technology consultancy, House of Fofanah, aimed at developing technology focused products and services to help the development of online businesses. Through House of Fofanah, he’s been able to help business owners streamline their business processes, strengthen their brand strategy, and develop an online presence.

Abu has worked alongside some of the world’s most recognizable brands (Fortune 100 and 500) around the world helping them transform their business, increase sales, and expand to new markets. He is an expert in operations, digital marketing, strategy building, e-commerce, and e-learning – the skills needed to helps brands thrive online. 

Abu received his business degree from the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State where he studied Supply Chain Management and Information Systems. After college, Abu spent time living in Milan, Italy where he studied Fashion Design and the Business of Fashion.

Some notable career highlights: Abu was featured in Business Insider as one of the top students for his entrepreneurship. He received the honor “4 under 30” from Global Entrepreneurship Network. He has given many key note addresses over the last few years, the most well-known is his Key Note address honoring the COO of the Ritz Carlton. During his time in college he finished amongst the top of his class and was the graduation speaker. Abu was recently featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer and recognized by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as someone on the rise. 

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Practice makes perfect

We know about your hectic schedule. We also know the only way you truly understand a subject is by practicing it in a real environment. This is why we’ve set a playground area that’s full of hours of exercises, questions and challenges. It even has a gaming section. 

The best campus facilities

In addition to our online classroom, we also offer an option to take part in a live classroom. It takes place in our vast campus located in Westfield, London. Here you’ll be able to use the most up-to-date facilities and computer equipment.

Learn from the very best

Join our course and start building the most wanted career available today. We make sure every class is easily understood, and that all students reach the same level of expertise needed for today’s hi-tech industry.

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