Archive for the ‘Entrepreneur watch’ category

Africa’s ‘Sex and the City’ showing potential as a serious business

An African City has been described as the continent’s answer to hit US television series Sex and the City.

Jewellery boss on why her business is about more than just making money

How we made it in Africa talks to Njuhi Chege, founder of RiRi Jewellery.

How Cameroon’s Rolex award winner created Africa’s first medical tablet

Cameroon’s Arthur Zang is the 26-year-old inventor of the Cardio Pad, believed to be Africa’s first medical tablet.

Entrepreneur trades corporate world for coffee shop business in Rwanda

How we made it in Africa speaks to the founder of Brioche, an upmarket bakery and coffee business.

How a Kenyan bakery is taking on the challenges of the business world

“Don’t think you will start a business and a year down the line you are the big guy in town.”

Flight comparison site Flyezee.com wants to transform East African aviation

How we made it in Africa talks to the founders of Flyezee.com

Rwandan fashion brand says hunger for African products will only grow stronger

How we made it in Africa talks to the CEO of fashion brand Mille Collines.

Tutor.ng – a startup with a new model for education in Nigeria

“Our current education system can’t meet our demand,” says Fehintolu Olaogun, co-founder of Tutor.ng.

Working from a cyber café ‘office’ for six months: The inspiring story of JamboPay

How we made it in Africa talks to JamboPay founder Danson Muchemi.

How a teenager started Uganda’s first paper bag manufacturing company

Award winning entrepreneur, Andrew Mupuya, was 16 when he came up with the idea to manufacture paper bags in Uganda.

Nigerian shoemaker on finding her passion

Elizabeth Ojelua’s handmade shoes and bags are gaining a following in Nigeria.

Inventor of waterless bath says business is a hustle

“The biggest challenge I see with young entrepreneurs is not sitting down and doing the research.”

Cars, cake and hotels – a family business grabbing opportunities

Kenyan CEO tells how he designs solutions to business problems.

App tackles South Africa’s language barrier one phrase at a time

The Aweza app translates useful phrases in South Africa’s 11 official languages.

Why a Kenyan TV reporter turned to farming chickens

“If your only motivation is to make money then you are getting into the wrong business.”