Forbes Africa releases its 30 Under 30 list

June 29, 2018

Forbes Africa recently released its annual 30 Under 30 list. Describing it as the “authentic and most definitive list of Africa’s most promising change-makers”, the list comprises 30 young men and women entrepreneurs under the age of 30. With a total of 90 members in the class of 2018, the three lists are divided into the categories: business, technology and creative.

With over 600 nominations, Forbes Africa said in its selection process, it “favored entrepreneurs with fresh ideas and took into account their business size, revenue, location, potential, struggles, social impact and resilience.”

Here are a few highlights of the African talent that made the list this year:

The authentic and most definitive list of Africa’s most promising change-makers.

Under 30 Business

Gilbert Eugene Peters, 20, Zimbabwe
Founder: Spidex Media

With offices in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Zambia, Spidex Media is one of the largest advertising companies in Zimbabwe. The company employs 55 people and handles brand portfolios worth over $870 million.

Alexander Knieps, 27, South Africa
Founder: Printulu

Printulu describes itself as South Africa’s first online printing company. Specializing in printing marketing materials such as business cards, flyers and posters, the company has had over 5,000 clients to date.

Akinwande Durojaye, 28, Nigeria
Founder: JustBrandIt

JustBrandIt is a branding and advertising agency that offers a wide variety of printing services. From wedding stationary to LED Lights and marketing material, JustBrandIt is, as its website suggests, “your one stop printing shop.”

Under 30 Technology

Kevin Lubega, 28, Uganda
Founder: EzeeMoney

EzeeMoney is a financial services company that offers electronic money services to clients in and outside of the formal banking system, as well as those with or without mobile devices.

The company directly employs 80 people and 8,000 indirectly. It currently operates in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Leonida Mutuky, 29, Kenya
Founder: Intelipro

Intelipro offers cloud-based applications and creates solutions to help clients understand their business operations. Their clients include MTN, Bank of Africa Ghana and Revoltura.

Nneile Nkholise, 29, South Africa
Founder: iMed Tech

iMed Tech describes itself as a medical prosthesis design and manufacturing company that uses computer aided design methodologies and additive manufacturing to develop custom-made medical prostheses.

Read the full list on the Forbes Africa website.