For so long, Africans have held the notion that only foreign investors have the capacity to crack the latent African market. However, the young and well-educated African populace is changing this narrative. From healthcare to finance to information technology, an upsurge of young entrepreneurs is working to transform African economies.
Here are five young African entrepreneurs to look out for in 2016. Each of them has developed pioneering approaches to solve practical needs they encountered in their societies. Their innovation and ambition can serve as an example to the next generation of dreamers. It can also help investors focus their finances on high-performing businesses and social enterprises that offer high returns economically and otherwise.
Without further delay, meet our first entrepreneur on the next page: