Archive for the ‘Entrepreneur watch’ category

How David Mwendele is making money to fund his youth charity

“I was very frustrated seeing fellow youth who were not lucky enough to get an education suffering.”

Why a former doctor decided to start an online supermarket in Nigeria

“ is an outpouring of affection to my wife, and by extension, to all our target users,” says founder.

Gossy Ukanwoke – Nigeria’s online university pioneer

Offering courses in a variety of subjects, Beni American University students access all material online.

Entrepreneur talks about launching the first Egyptian co-working space

“If you have an idea and are passionate about it, just do it,” says founder of The District.

Nairobi salon owner sees big money in the beauty business

With a recent private equity investment, Kenyan salon chain hopes to expand across East Africa.

Off the beaten track: Business lessons from building bamboo bikes

Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative co-founder Bernice Dapaah speaks about the challenges of starting a business.

Ashok Shah’s tale of winning in the insurance game

After almost four decades in the industry, Kenya’s Apollo has seen its ups and downs.

How Freddie the Dreamer introduced technology in rural Tanzania

“If you go to my village today almost 90% of the youth know how to use computers. I am very proud of that.”

Young developer looks to take Joburg’s Maboneng Precinct model to Ghana

“The idea is to create a mixed-use development by recycling an old building in an old downtown area.”

Ethiopian spice exporter discovers new markets in Africa

With clients around the world and across Africa, Feed Green Ethiopia Exports is seeing business success.

E-commerce site connects craftswomen to global market

Online platform Soko enables Kenyan artisans to sell their handcrafted jewellery to a wider market.

‘Business is not a short sprint, it’s a marathon,’ says baby product maker

Kenyan entrepreneur has filled a gap in the market selling locally made baby care products.

‘You have to risk it to make it,’ says Kenyan fashion designer

Wambui Mukenyi’s fashion label of the same name has been well received.

How bamboo bikes gave women a new future in Ghana

The Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative trains women to become highly proficient bike builders.

How a broken iPod inspired a young entrepreneur’s Apple repair business

From its start in his university dorm room, Alex Fourie’s repair service has grown into a successful chain of stores.