Archive for the ‘Entrepreneur watch’ category
“Being part-owner of a restaurant is not easy and it’s not glamorous.”
Rwandan Henri Nyakarundi answers How we made it in Africa’s questions and shares his vision for ARED.
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.
“Entrepreneurial principles are universal, but they need to be utilised in context,” said Gamsole’s founder.
Tracy Wangari launched her Cape Town-based salon in 1999 and maintains a hands-on role in the now successful venture.
In 2013 Simbarashe Mhuriro (30) partnered with a Swiss-German renewable energy company to develop grid-connected solar plants.
Trevor Wolfe, Springleap’s MD, tells How we made it in Africa about the company’s plans for Africa.
Juabar has built a franchise network of micro-business owners who offer phone charging services.
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.
Tanzania social enterprise is helping children in East Africa improve their maths with interactive educational cartoon.
Jonathan Somen is one of East Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs.
At the young age of 21, Joel Mwale has already achieved a lot.
“At that time my knowledge about Nigeria was the so-called Google knowledge,” says Marek Zmyslowski.
“We had no background in biscuit [manufacturing] but decided to innovate, work with a strong team, do trials and invest in market surveys and marketing,” says Raj Malde.
Over the past year How we made it in Africa wrote about numerous entrepreneurs doing interesting things on the continent.