Archive for the ‘Entrepreneur watch’ category

Life coaching is big business, says Zimbabwean entrepreneur

How we made it in Africa talks to life coach and motivational speaker Godfrey Madanhire.

PrayerBox: A new app aiming to be the ‘Twitter for religion’

Oyelaja Oyekan tells How we made it in Africa about his inspiration for starting PrayerBox and his entrepreneurial journey.

‘Business school wasn’t going to teach me to run a business in Ethiopia’

How we made it in Africa talks to entrepeneur Abai Schulze.

Meet the Swedish entrepreneur who saw the potential for cosmetics in Tanzania

“One advantage I have now is being three years ahead of everyone else.”

What it takes to run Tanzania’s first revolving restaurant

“Being part-owner of a restaurant is not easy and it’s not glamorous.”

Entrepreneur on building his mobile phone charging kiosk franchise in Rwanda

Rwandan Henri Nyakarundi answers How we made it in Africa’s questions and shares his vision for ARED.

Financing boda-bodas in Uganda: Where banks say no, this entrepreneur says yes

Michael Wilkerson is one of the founders of Tugende, a company that offers a lease-to-own model to help Ugandan boda-boda drivers own their own motorcycle.

Going global: How this Nigerian game developer built his enterprise

“Entrepreneurial principles are universal, but they need to be utilised in context,” said Gamsole’s founder.

How a rule-breaking Kenyan succeeded in the hair industry… in South Africa

Tracy Wangari launched her Cape Town-based salon in 1999 and maintains a hands-on role in the now successful venture.

How this entrepreneur is bringing power to rural Zimbabwe

In 2013 Simbarashe Mhuriro (30) partnered with a Swiss-German renewable energy company to develop grid-connected solar plants.

Creative crowdsourcing: Springleap helping brands better target Africa

Trevor Wolfe, Springleap’s MD, tells How we made it in Africa about the company’s plans for Africa.

How this company built a business by charging phones in rural Tanzania

Juabar has built a franchise network of micro-business owners who offer phone charging services.

In Tanzania, good coffee shops can be good business, says entrepreneur

When Canadian Sandra Macdonald-Mulokozi moved to Tanzania 11 years ago, she craved a café where she would get good coffee and Wi-Fi. So she opened one.

How Tanzania’s Ubongo Media built a business by making maths cool

Tanzania social enterprise is helping children in East Africa improve their maths with interactive educational cartoon.

Jonathan Somen’s journey of building and selling a multi-million dollar IT business

Jonathan Somen is one of East Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs.