Vertical and Micro Gardening
Catherine Nalukwago fell into entrepreneurship through her interest in agriculture in Uganda. While at university, she and two other friends wanted to help impoverished urban households grow their food through sack gardening. Later, she led the process of designing an aquaponics urban program to be incorporated into micro-farming in a bid to boost nutrition in the city. However, this didn’t pan out. Having faced challenges with sack gardens, Catherine was urged to make it more…
Olipah Chomba started her chicken farm as a survivalist entrepreneur. With aspirations to finish her medical degree, Olipah left her studies due to health issues and discovered her passion for farming. Not long after pursuing her farming activities and receiving support from her brother, Olipah founded Poultry. Poultry is a poultry enterprise which orders broiler chicken, nurtures them for a period six weeks by providing them with the necessary vaccines and medicine. When the product…
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.