Archive for the ‘Entrepreneur watch’ category
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.
A group of women in Johannesburg are dismantling masculine notions associated with beer.
How we made it in Africa talks to Alex Nyaga, founder of Kenya’s Parapet Cleaning Services.
“If you want a pan-African mass medium, the only thing that is going to work is mobile.”
Greer Valley and Themba Mntambo are the co-founders of Kushn, a designer goods brand that combines leather with African woven textiles.
“If TA Telecom does not build the next Google, it will either invest in it, or inspire it to happen.”
The plan for a coffee shop was born from the desire to do something no-one else was doing.
Flora Mutahi recently launched her first tea café in Nairobi.
Even though he is the majority shareholder of one of South Africa’s largest unlisted retailers, Braam van Huyssteen still works long hours.
Kooroo Designs has grown from a hobby to a well-known fashion brand.
Blankets & Wine is one of the most popular events among Nairobi residents.