Abdulwaheed Alayande believes he is the bridge between technology and people. Curious about how technology will influence and shape the future, Abdulwaheed is confident we will see that impact in healthcare and he wants to be at the centre of that discovery. As the Founder of TREP LABS, he is taking steps to reach that goal. TREP LABS is an enterprise offering a product called REALDRIP, which is an infusion meter that makes blood transfusion…
Agriculture was never in Osvaldo Mokouma’s realm of interests. However, after seeing the high numbers of imported agricultural goods in The Republic of Congo, Osvaldo wanted to make a contribution to advocating for homegrown products. Leveraging off of his digital experience he built an application that farmers could use to connect with labour, hiring equipment and other goods. Then in 2018, after participating the African Entrepreneurship Awards, he met Merveil Mavoungou, a specialist in urban…
The growing need to support his father was one of the many reasons why Mamadjang Jallow created his agricultural business, Jallow Trading. At the age of 15, Mamadjang became acutely aware of the need for more jobs and gainful employment in his home country, The Gambia. After attending entrepreneurship seminars and receiving $200 from his parents, it seemed almost natural that he would follow in his father’s footsteps of farming. Now at 21 years old,…
By the age of 17 Christian Kassahun was a self-taught developer and coder, and had launched his first business, Synex Systems, a system that developed various software products including lightweight cloud-based ERP. At the age of 19, he saw a problem in the agricultural sector and decided to work on a solution that could help farmers and the community, and founded GebeyaNet Technologies S.C. Christian is the co-founder of GebeyaNet, an agricultural e-commerce platform that…
In Benin, farmers practice rain fed agriculture – meaning there are periods of abundance and scarcity. To help curb the uncertainty of production of tomatoes and to help improve the lives of young women in Benin, Segbe Accrombessi created Kawan Africa. With a degree in Industrial Engineering and a focus on food processing/food production, Segbe believes that it was inevitable that she would be thrust into the world of food and agriculture. Kawan Africa is…
After experiencing and seeing the pitfalls of mental health in Nigeria, Emmanuel Okon founded Vmedkit, to address psychiatric disorders in mentally ill persons. Growing up with a single parent in a low-income family, life was not easy. So, his mission was clear: he had to help relieve the pain he saw in people. Vmedkit is seeking to solve one of the major causes of death around the world – mental illness – using Virtual Reality…
Godiragetse is deeply passionate about social educational development. Godiragetse Mogajane is the Founder of Goodie Tutors Pty Ltd and the brain child behind AskGoodie, a maths and science call centre platform which Godiragetse and his small team of Edupreneurs believe will revolutionise the education landscape in South Africa. Goodie Tutors is a tutoring agency which provides extra tutorial classes by offering one-on-one tutoring; university pre-exam workshops and exam-focused math workshops for high school students. They…
The Housing Hub
Creating safe and affordable off campus accommodation.
The Housing Hub is a service provision platform that uses smart technology. It enables tertiary students in Zimbabwe to book and make payments for off campus accommodation online. The company employs students as agents, giving them an opportunity to earn income, through commission.
L & C Buffet Infantil
Crafting memorable events for children.
Lourena has a knack for identifying opportunities in areas that are not always apparent. In 2015, after her cousin had asked her to organize a baby shower, it occurred to her that there was a limited variety of party planners dedicated to creating parties for young children in Angola.
Akpe Kevin Edorh
Improving emergency response through technology enabled platforms.
After experiencing the death of a close relative who had passed away in an accident where emergency responders where slow to take action, Akpe made it his mission to transform emergency response services in Togo.
Africa Foods Mill
Supporting local agriculture and industry through high quality packaged foods
From a young age, Aldred always knew he wanted to be involved in social change—joining the leadership organization AIESEC and getting working with them on education and gender equality projects.
Alhaji siraj Bah
Crafting sustainable alternatives to paper bags and charcoal
Alhaji was born in a small town in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. After struggling to find money to pay for his school fees, Alhaji took it upon himself to find a factory job to pay for his studies. Through this job, he managed to raise the equivalent of US $20 which he saved as seed capital for a business he hoped to start.