Archive for the ‘Entrepreneur watch’ category

After selling company for $500k, Joel Mwale now wants to change the way we learn

At the young age of 21, Joel Mwale has already achieved a lot.

Taking the leap: Entrepreneur on why he left Poland to start a business in Nigeria

“At that time my knowledge about Nigeria was the so-called Google knowledge,” says Marek Zmyslowski.

Why manufacturing locally was the logical step for Kenyan entrepreneur

“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.

Our five most interesting entrepreneur profiles of 2014

Over the past year How we made it in Africa wrote about numerous entrepreneurs doing interesting things on the continent.

South Africa’s ‘all-girl’ brewery wins fans

A group of women in Johannesburg are dismantling masculine notions associated with beer.

How cleaning company founder made a success of a ‘thankless job’

How we made it in Africa talks to Alex Nyaga, founder of Kenya’s Parapet Cleaning Services.

Why South Africa’s eTV founder is going mobile with TV streaming app

“If you want a pan-African mass medium, the only thing that is going to work is mobile.”

VIDEO: Designer goods brand weaving in African culture

Greer Valley and Themba Mntambo are the co-founders of Kushn, a designer goods brand that combines leather with African woven textiles.

‘Thinking big’ key to tech CEO Amr Shady’s success

“If TA Telecom does not build the next Google, it will either invest in it, or inspire it to happen.”

VIDEO: Introducing coffee culture in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha township

The plan for a coffee shop was born from the desire to do something no-one else was doing.

Kenyan businesswoman wants to make tea ‘funky’

Flora Mutahi recently launched her first tea café in Nairobi.

Meet the hard-working founder of South African footwear retailer Tekkie Town

Even though he is the majority shareholder of one of South Africa’s largest unlisted retailers, Braam van Huyssteen still works long hours.

How a hobby became a business for designer duo

Kooroo Designs has grown from a hobby to a well-known fashion brand.

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.