Young Entrepreneurs

Africa’s young entrepreneurs keep moving the needle. They are taking more risks than ever before and building phenomenal businesses that are tackling problems and creating lots of jobs in the process.

In its seventh year, this annual ranking of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa features some of the most exceptional young innovators and disruptors in African business today. These 30 were chosen from more than 650 nominations sent via email, researched by a small team and vetted by a panel of expert A-list judges to make sure they’re deserving of a spot.

Cut across real Estate, financial services, manufacturing, media, tech, green tech, agriculture and fashion, the 30 young African entrepreneurs featured on this list are impatient to change Africa. Together, they represent the entrepreneurial, innovative and intellectual best of their generation. There are a few names here that have featured in the past, but the majority of them are new to this list.

In no particular order, meet the 2018 class of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa – the remarkable young entrepreneurs transforming Africa as we speak.

1.Temitope Ogunsemo, Nigerian


Founder, Krystal Digital

2. Nthabiseng Mosia, South African

Founder, Easy Solar

3. Oluwatobi Ajayi, Nigerian

Co-founder, Jetvan

4. Paul KihikoKenyan

Founder, Wing It Nairobi

5. Abubakar Sadiq Mohammed Falalu, Nigerian

Founder, Falgates

6. Etop Ikpe, Nigerian

Founder, Cars45

7. Obinna Okwodu, Nigerian

Founder, Fibre

8. Gossy UkanwokeNigerian

Founder, Edutech and BAU Executive Education

9. Rahma Bajun, Tanzanian

Founder, MnM Clothing Line

10. Idris Sultan, Tanzanian

Founder, Sultan By Foremen

11. Anerlisa MuigaiKenyan

Founder, Nero

12. Fahad AwadhTanzanian

Founder, YYTZ Agro-Processing

13. Jean Bosco NzeyimanaRwandan

Founder, Habona Ltd

14. Patricia MajuleTanzanian

Founder, Unique Favors

15. Ricky Rapa Thompson, Ugandan

Founder, SafeBoda

16. Doreen Estazia Noni, Tanzanian

Founder, 102.5 Lake FM

17. Ronke Bamisedun, Nigerian

Founder, BWL Agency

18. Mostafa Kandil, 19. Mahmoud Nouh, 20. Ahmed Sabbah, Egyptians

Co-founders, Swvl

21. Rodrique MsechuTanzanian

Founder, Anza Strategy

22. June Syowia, Kenyan

Founder, Beiless Group

23. Ibrahima Ben Aziz KonateCote D’Ivoire

FounderPoultry d’Or

24. Nasir YammamaNigerian

Founder, Verdant Agri-Tech

25. Simbarashe MhuriroZimbabwean

Founder, Oxygen Private Energy Limited

26. Abdellah MallekAlgerian

Founder, Sylabs

27. Gloria Michelle Otieno Muka, Kenyan

Founder, Recours Four Kenya Consultants Limited

28. Brigitha Faustin, Tanzanian

Founder, OBRI Company

29. Harold OkwaNigerian

Founder, Jetseta

30. Rajiv Mehta, Kenyan

Founder, Tangerine Investments

Article by Mfonobong Nsehe Contributor, forbes


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