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  • Akapko-Lado Gbagbode Edouard

    Akapko-Lado Gbagbode Edouard

    Having completed his graduate studies in Technology, Akapko-Lado Gbagbode found that there was a lack of processing machinery in African countries, and often the purchase of these machines from outside was expensive and required costly external expertise in the event of breakdowns. After his selection as one of the beneficiaries of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship …

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  • TEF Alumni TUDUETSO TEBAPE

    Tuduetso Tebape

    For Botswana’s Tuduetso Tebape, her passion for skincare and nature was a seamless pathway to setting up of a green beauty company. Nubian Seed (Pty) became the act of turning a passion into a business. From a cottage industry-based enterprise that sold only Shea Butter and later African Black Soap in 2014, to a registered …

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    Goitsemang Majaga

    Goitsemang Majaga is a young entrepreneur with a great desire and passion to excel in ICT and Software Development in Botswana and the rest of Africa. Majaga started his business, Francistown College of Programming when he realized that there were not many colleges owned by Botswana, especially young people, and took it upon himself to …

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  • Melissa Bime

    Melissa Bime

    Melissa Bime is the founder of Infiuss — an online blood bank Bime started in December 2017. In the year since its launch, Infiuss’ motorbikes have delivered more than 2,300 bags of blood to patients at 23 hospitals in Yaoundé and Douala. Before Infiuss, access to blood was a dilemma for both physicians and patients …

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  • Adebimpe Oni

    Adebimpe Oni is the founder of D’Rose recycling, an eco-friendly company that upcycles solid waste like old tyres, bottles, plastics into recycled furniture suitable for homes, offices, playgrounds, studios, etc. Adebimpe Oni’s company seeks to address the challenge posed by the tons of plastics and tyres which end up in the ocean on a yearly basis …

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  • Msindazwe Ndhlovu

    Botswanan entrepreneur Msindazwe Ndhlovu founded The Noble Savage, a company that recycles waste plastic and waste glass to manufacture alternative eco-friendly building materials which are lighter, stronger, durable, and affordable. The company makes roofing tiles, and other material by utilising mixed post-consumer waste plastic and blending it with sand to create a polymer resin bonded product …

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  • Letsogile Kennedy 

    Letsogile Kennedy is an award-winning social entrepreneur, architect and founder of Ecohub, a startup established that innovatively uses plastic waste to produce affordable, architect-designed flat-pack eco-bricks and ecohouses. EcoHub is a local startup company that makes eco-bricks from recycled materials. The plan is to manufacture ‘green’ building materials from waste, while at the same time …

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  • Angelo Octavio

    Angolan entrepreneur Angelo Octavio decided to delve into the Healthcare sector to manufacture a new kind of disposable gloves (latex powder-free, Vinyl, Nitrile), in order to ease the high demand of hospital ready-to-use materials in Angola, and hopefully contribute to the decrease of public health risks experienced in public hospitals. His company, AAEI Empreendimentos Lda …

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    Belgacem Berrehouma

    Belgacem Berrehouma is an Algerian entrepreneur in the healthcare industry. His company deals with the production of vacuum tubes for medical analysis in the hopes of addressing the issue where all vacuum tubes in Laboratories in Algeria are imported from China.

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  • Olasupo Abideen

    Olasupo Abideen

    Olasupo Abideen journey into entrepreneurship came from the need that he identified in his community. As a student of chemistry and volunteer to SDGs groups, Olasupotook a keen interest in clean, renewable energy, that could be used instead of orthodox fuelling options, and one of them was Liquefied Petroleum Gas. In 2017, Olasupo took a …

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