• Chinedu Emenalo

    After several years in the banking sector, it was easier for Nigerian-born Chinedu Emenalo to identify the challenges around financial service faced by customers. With this, Chinedu and his colleague – who would become his co-founder – decided to launch a startup. Kobopay, to offer a more seamless platform for affordable financial services at a …

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  • African Entrepreneurship Digest (November Edition):

    Nana Amoako-Anin

    Nana Amoako-Anin is the Founder of Bliss Yoga Accra, one of the few full-service yoga studios credited with popularising yoga in Ghana.

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  • Lombola Lombola 

    Lombola Lombola is the founder of Bamboo express, a company that makes furniture from ecofriendly bamboo. Lombola Lombola started the company to empower the youth and women locally. Bamboo Express is solving the problem of deforestation, youth unemployment, and lack of income alternatives for rural women. They run a youth apprenticeship program and purchase 90% of …

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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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  • Chioma Ifeanyi-Eze

    Chioma Ifeanyi-Eze is an entrepreneur-accountant with a zest to increase the sustainable growth rate in SME’s within Africa. She has over 11 years of experience on bookkeeping, finance and business consulting from several banking and finance organisations. A Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax practitioner, in 2015, she introduced a virtual and retail tech- accounting …

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  • Laud Basing

    Laud Basing

    Laud Basing is the founder of Incas Diagnostics, a medical diagnostic development and manufacturing social enterprise located in Kumasi, Ghana. The company seeks to save lives through the design of low-cost, easy-to-use, point-of-care diagnostic test kits designed specifically for Africa. His company also offers an online/mobile platform enabling users to have the convenience of chatting …

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  • Hamadou Daouda - NOVATECH

    Hamadou Daouda

    Hamadou Daouda, a Niger-based entrepreneur and beneficiary of the Tony Elumelu Foundation discovered a solution to connect his community with relevant information. He launched a free service, by his company Novatech, in March, which allows the entire population in Niger to call and get advice on how to prevent COVID-19 in the 5 national languages. …

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  • Zion Oshiobugie

    Zion Oshiobugie

    Clever Minds is a consultancy firm offering training and educational services to children in rural communities at affordable prices. Zion and his team has provided education, skills training and entrepreneurship, lunch and school supplies to over 105 underprivileged /Orphaned children in their nursery and primary school in Warri, Delta state Nigeria. They are currently supporting …

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  • Olivia Onyemaobi

    Olivia Onyemaobi

    Olivia is the Founder and CEO of Pad-Up Creations, a social enterprise in Nigeria manufacturing chemical-free washable and reusable sanitary pads. Her company has provided over 1 million girls and women in 13 African countries with access to sanitary pads that will last them a minimum period of 1 year while creating 93 permanent jobs. …

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    Jessica Rakotoarisoa

    Jessica is the founder of Nomad-Life, which is a business that provides a range of accessories and products that are environmentally friendly. Her products are handmade from natural fibers and recycled materials from Madagascar by women from marginalized communities. One of her most recent creations is her Photovoltaic Bag, which uses innovative technology to allows …

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