People in our generation, particularly in the diaspora, have many ideas on how to change and make an impact in Africa. However, they may not know how to go about it and may be scared to leave corporate jobs that give them a predictable level of comfort. In short, they struggle with embracing the high-risk but high-reward startup environment. This panel will explore the major steps in the process from idea creation to building and establishing a successful business. Entrepreneurs from across the continent who have made this transition from corporate jobs or school to starting their own companies will share their stories, touching on key questions such as what was their initial approach, how did they raise funds to start their business, how did they put together a team to implement the idea, what legal considerations did they face in order to establish the company, what mediums were used to reach out and connect with their customers, etc. Challenges faced will also be discussed. Attendees to this panel should leave having actionable steps they can take to make their ideas a reality.