Ayodeji Arikawe

Thrive Agric

Thrive Agric is an agricultural technology-enabled company that works with smallholder farmers to enable them with greater access to finance, as well as improve their income and harvest distribution. Today, Thrive Agric works with 22,000 farmers in Nigeria, but is aiming to build the largest network of farmers in Africa.


Chibuzo Opara

DrugStoc Ng

DrugStoc is a cloud-based pharmaceutical IT and logistics platform focused on eliminating counterfeit drugs, expanding access to pharmaceutical products and improving transparency in pricing for healthcare providers and the product supply chain.


Christelle Kwizera

Water Access Rwanda

Water Access Rwanda pioneered INUMA™️, a Safe Water Microgrid that reclaims broken boreholes and transforms them into state-of-the-art solar-powered water kiosks and pipelines. The water is sold for $1/1000L and creates off-farm jobs for youth. Currently, Water Access Rwanda employs 68 people, and allows 47,612 customers access water daily across 86 stations.


Dr.Tosan Joseph M

Black Swan Tech Ltd

WeMUNIZE by Black Swan Tech Ltd is helping to solve Nigeria’s public health challenges by deploying an automated scheduling, GPS-enabled Software-as-a-service that uses a combination of digital record keeping and community engagement to increase birth registration and early childhood immunizations. Black Swan is working with USAID Nigeria to expand WeMUNIZE coverage in northern Nigeria.


Kevine Kagirimpundu


UZURI K&Y is an African-inspired ecofriendly shoe brand established in Rwanda. UZURI has made a direct impact on more than 750 people through employment and skills training.


Mahmud Johnson

J-Palm Liberia

J-Palm Liberia (JPL) was founded with the goal to make premium consumer goods while creating income-earning and employment opportunities through sustainable palm oil production. Today, JPL has created a range of beauty and clean energy products, built a robust network of partnerships across the country, and helped to create jobs for hundreds of Liberians.


Moulaye TABOURÉ is the leading “Made of Africa” fashion, art and handicraft online marketplace. The marketplace has processed more than $4 million in sales across 101 countries and supports merchants from all over the world.


Omar Shoukry Sakr

Nawah Scientific

Nawah-Scientific is the first private research center in the MENA region, focused on natural and biomedical sciences, that offers analytical and scientific services online and on-demand.


Temie Giwa-Tubosun


LifeBank is a medical distribution company that uses data and technology to help health workers discover critical medical products, and has saved over 5,300 lives in Nigeria.


Waleed Abd El Rahman


Mumm is a virtual cafeteria for businesses, harnessing the power of shared economy through technology, cloud kitchens and an online marketplace for home-based entrepreneurial cooks.

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Dr.Tosan Joseph Mogbeyiteren

Chibuzo Opara


Crispin Murira

Christelle Kwizera

Waleed Sadek

Velani Mboweni

Bertrand Foffe

Mahmud Johnson

Brian Bonang Makwaiba

Kamil Sayour

Chisepo Chirwa

Kevine Kagirimpundu

Shamim Nabuuma Kaliisa

Omar Shoukry Sakr

Chidi Oguegbu


Temie Giwa-Tubosun

Waleed Abd El Rahman

Tito Ovia

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Douglas K Baguma

Mohamed Nabil

Fatuma Mbarushimana

Oscar Obiora Udebuana

Olufemi Aiki

Gatien Gildas TSAMBA

Ahmed Yahia

Eric Muli

Divine-Love Akam

Elselund Ewudzie-Sampson

Kola Masha

Salami Abolore

Mignane Diouf

Mostafa El Naby

Bertin FOKOU

Andrew Abuska


Boluwatife Arewa

Lubowa Muhammed

Banabasi Marambire

Ola Emmanuel Abiodun

Portia Kampota-Munhuweyi


Samira Negm

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Ized Uanikhehi

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