Archive for the ‘Entrepreneur watch’ category
Moonlight Café reaches out to young underground artists and discovers new talent in music and poetry.
Entrepreneur brings solar energy to rural communities in Tanzania.
Respected Kenyan entrepreneur Joanne Mwangi on growing her small firm into a regional group.
“We need to conserve our environment, be sustainable and look after our soils. It is the number one resource.”
The MPAYER product enables businesses to manage their financial and transaction systems more efficiently.
“Africa was booming and my dreams seemed more feasible over there.”
Selling satellite phones, electronics and heavy vehicles is Ian Cox’s business.
Winners of Africa’s premier youth entrepreneurship award share how the prize has helped their businesses.
“In the western world the rules have already been defined. Here it is a new territory and that is where the opportunity is.”
“When you are selling to consumers they don’t care what technology you use, they only care about what they can do with it.”
“Five months after the launch we got 14m people who had been invited by their friends to use the service.”
Cameroonian Olivier Madiba sees many growth opportunities for Africa’s gaming industry.
Remit aims to bring down the cost of mobile money transfers, as well as making the process more convenient.
While technology can benefit business procedures, techie Lorenzo Boncompagni says companies need some convincing.
“The market is huge and there really is space for everyone,” says Zashadu Bags founder.