Archive for the ‘Entrepreneur watch’ category

How Muthoni Ndonga started Nairobi’s Blankets & Wine event

Blankets & Wine is one of the most popular events among Nairobi residents.

‘Tough times don’t last, tough people do,’ says fashion designer Sally Karago

How Kenya’s Sally Karago built her fashion business.

The coffee shop that keeps Silicon Savannah caffeinated

Pete’s Coffee keeps Nairobi’s technology entrepreneurs caffeinated as they work on building their start-ups.

Q&A: The ‘supamama’ who saw the potential in Kenya’s mother and baby industry

Harnet Bokrezion talks to Christine Khasinah-Odero, the entrepreneur behind Kenya’s Supamamas.

An East African manufacturer’s journey from modest start-up to listed company

Flame Tree Group has ambitions to become a pan-African player.

Rabbit farming a winner for Kenyan entrepreneur

“We are making more money from rabbits than what cattle farmers make.”

Ex-banker trades cushy Bank of America job for the family business in Kenya

“Here I can be a big fish in a small pond.”

Jas Bedi: The Kenyan industrialist who sees opportunity in everything

“I never look at a problem and moan and groan. To me everything is opportunity.”

No escalator to the top, says ‘pan-African’ businessman Kris Senanu

“You have to take the stairs, and at each step there will be barriers.”

Interior design boss sells creativity and imagination

How we made it in Africa talks to Moshe Noiman, founder of Classic Mouldings.

E-payment start-up SimplePay wants to beat cash in Nigeria

How we made it in Africa interviews the entrepreneurs behind SimplePay.

African fashion with a Swedish touch

There is currently “a big push for African designs” globally, says Cecilia Östman of fashion company Njema Helena.

The man who built Kenya’s Mimosa Pharmacy chain

How Chris Getonga built and sold a successful pharmacy chain.

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.