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  • Lawrence Mmari

    Lawrence Mmari

    Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, Lawrence Mmari has always been passionate about someday becoming an entrepreneur. However, although he was a graduate, he had no prior knowledge of business management until he encountered the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme. Through the programme, he was better equipped with the necessary skills to successfully run his …

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    Ahmed Hamdain

    By leveraging the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, platforms and tools, Sudanese Ahmed Hamdain’s was motivated by the stories of other entrepreneurs. He received guidance on his most preferred business options, leading to a thorough understanding of his business model and operations. Since becoming a Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneur, his business, Rabah International Co LTD, …

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  • David Gaaniko Daniel

    David Gaaniko Daniel is the founder of Gaani Study Abroad, a student recruiting agency company based in South Sudan, Juba. Gaani Study Abroad’s first priority was to create job opportunities for South Sudanese youths and send more than 10 students to different parts of the world within the first year of its operations,” says Daniel, …

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  • Richard Bbaale

    Ugandan entrepreneur, Richard Bbaale is a social entrepreneur from Uganda that founded BanaPads in 2010, a company using banana pseudostem wastes, which are usually left to rot after harvesting, to make sanitary towels. BanaPads is an award winning social enterprise registered in Uganda and Tanzania with the aim of manufacturing affordable and eco-friendly (100% biodegradable) sanitary …

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  • Erico Pinheiro Fortes

    Erico Pinheiro Fortes

    Cape Verdean entrepreneur Erico Pinheiro Fortes founded PrimeBotics to develop versatile drones that deliver customised technological solutions to farmers, governments & non-governmental institutions related to agriculture in Africa and around the world.⁣ With the global COVID-19 crisis, Erico and his partner are refocusing PrimeBotics with new solutions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Cape …

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  • Bethelhem Dejene Abebe

    Bethelhem Dejene Abebe is the Co-founder and CEO of Zafree Papers, a company that is introducing a 100% tree-free paper pulp made from agricultural waste. Based in Ethiopia, Bethelhem’s company, Zafree makes pulp, paper and paper products 100% free from trees by using agricultural waste as an input instead of wood. The company operates in …

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  • Juliet Namujju

    Juliet Namujju is the CEO of Kimuli Fashionability, a Ugandan fashion label on a mission to create a world made better with recyclable fashion. Her story started with the loss of both her parents at an early stage of her life. While growing up, her grandmother who was a tailor taught her how to sew …

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    Kennedy Lamwenya

    Kenedy is the founder and CEO of SunPoynt, a leading ‘pay-as-you-go’ energy services company that has innovatively combined mobile money technology and product design to provide under-served off-grid communities in Kenya with access to affordable solar-powered TV home systems. Since launching his product in the market in February 2015, his has successfully been able to …

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    Stella Sigana

    Stella Sigana is the founder of Alternative Waste Technologies, which is a mission-driven social enterprise, whose aim is to create meaningful employment opportunities to at-risk youths to avoid crime, unlock their potential, develop their skills and create successful futures for themselves. AWT core business focus has been on the production of fuel briquettes through the …

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  • Nathan Damtew

    Nathan Damtew

    Nathan Damtew is the founder of the technology and gaming company BeBlocky. The companies first product is a programming learning platform for kids. It uses animated programming lessons as a traditional app and through augmented reality to teach children the basics of computer programming using a modified curriculum based off of lessons from CODE.org. BeBlocky …

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