TEDxAddis – October 12, 2013-Organizers

Sentayehu SeifuSentayehu Seifu Bedework is a visionary who is passionate about research in science and technology. He believes that individuals can make a difference and change the lives of our society.

Favorite TED talk: "Sixth Sense," Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry



Meron Berhanu is an Ethiopian-American professional based in Addis Ababa. She specializes on development issues in Africa and works in education

Fav Ted Talk- Daniel Gad

Nebeyu BerehanuNebeyu Berehanu works on Computer related maintenance and networks and has been teaching Latin dance In Addis Ababa since 2006.

Favorite TED talk: "The Music of a War Child," Emmanuel Jal


MekedelaMekedela Mekuria is a marketer by profession teaching marketing at St. Mary's University. I offer trainings on Entrepreneurship, personal development and various marketing related areas. I also consult companies on sales and marketing activities. Currently I am the president for Jupiter Toastmasters Club and a board member for the Ethiopian Marketing Professionals Association.

Favorite TED talk: Happiness revieled by Louie Schwartzberg Schwartzberg

The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz
The danger of a single story by Chimamanda Adichie

yohannesYohannes Simeneh is a science fanatic who is very much intersted in scientific ideas and breakthroughs specifically on the arena of cognitive neuroscience and qunatum physics and computing. curently is a 5th year medical student at addis ababa university

Favorite TED talk: "Dan Ariely: Are we in control of our own decisions?


AbinetAbinet Gebremedhin is an Ethiopian Professional based in Addis Ababa, hooked with TEDTalk in Nairobi Kenya. He is a Material Engineer by profession, passionate about building roads in Ethiopia, and East Africa.

Favorite TEDTalk: Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action


AmanuelAmanuel Grunder: Amanuel HAS extensive international exposure as He Has lived in seven countries. He was born in Ethiopia and Spent His teenage years in Zambia, Mainly in Kenya and finally in Ethiopia. He completed His bachelor degree in International Business in the USA and then Decided to pursuit a Masters at the University of Amsterdam in All which he and Specialized About did research on Youth Employment in Addis Ababa. He Worked for two years with the United Nations in Addis before Pursuing His passion for youth and going one step further Top by joining Project-E and the youthful team as Country Representative. While Amanuel is Currently working at the Ethiopian Social Accountability Program, he still consults PROJECT-E as co-chair of the Income Generating Activities department.

makdaMakda Kassahun is currently interning at iceaddis, Ethiopia's first business incubator and hub. She is interested  in enterprise facilitation of innovative SMEs and startups in East African countries and the implications of entrepreneurship and product development on economic growth.