Archive for the ‘Entrepreneur watch’ category

Lizzie Wanyoike’s journey from teacher to education entrepreneur

How we made it in Africa speaks to Lizzie Wanyoike, CEO of the Nairobi Institute of Business Studies.

How Java became East Africa’s largest coffee chain

How we made it in Africa talks to Kevin Ashley to find out how he built Nairobi Java House into the success story it is today.

Entrepreneur Eva Muraya applies ‘the principles of the harvest’ to business

How we made it in Africa talks to award-winning entrepreneur Eva Muraya.

Kenyan entrepreneur proof that women can take the lead in a man’s world

How we made it in Africa talks to Rehmat Sumra, recently recognised as one of Kenya’s ‘Top 40 Under 40 Women’.

‘Corporate life is the best business school for entrepreneurs’

South African David Green talks about leaving corporate life for the unpredictable world of entrepreneurship.

No maternity leave: Being a woman entrepreneur in a male-dominated industry

South African Theresa Cupido talks about women entrepreneurship and growing a business in road marking and civil engineering field.

How Kenya’s Terry Mungai built her beauty empire

Terry Mungai’s rise to the top was not without its challenges.

How Esther Muchemi’s early bet on the growth of mobile telecoms paid off

Esther Muchemi, CEO of Samchi Group, sees opportunity where others see challenges.

Tanzanian solar pioneer on adapting energy models to meet rural needs

Tanzanian solar solutions pioneer Rex Energy is developing inexpensive energy models for rural households.

Business in Africa based on personal relationships, says scaffolding boss

“You cannot do business in Africa via the internet or emails, one has to physically visit potential customers.”

How the entrepreneur behind Groove Awards bounced back from failure

How we made it in Africa speaks to Kevin Mulei, founder of Kenya’s first gospel music awards show.

Communications boss on entrepreneurship and how to target your market

“African companies have the potential to be global leaders within many industries.”

Talking business and exporting to Africa with Entrepreneur of the Year finalist

“Although we export all over the world, Africa is our main focus market.”

Don’t put your eggs in one basket, says animal health entrepreneur

South African entrepreneur explains why product diversification has helped his business grow in Southern Africa.

Grooming Kenya’s next generation of sport stars and business leaders

How we made it in Africa speaks to Elizabeth Odera, founder of the Sadili Oval Sports Academy.