26. Anelisa Mntuyedwa, 28, South Africa
Founder: Gilbert Civils
Gilbert Civils is a construction company in the Eastern Cap and has clients like Buffalo City and DNA Structures.
27.Gozie Coker, 29, Nigeria
Founder: Coker Creative
Coker is a boutique event company that has executed events for private and corporate clients in Nigeria and internationally. Its clients include Etisalat, Zippy, Redrick Public Relations, Access and Bella Naija.
28. Alexander Knieps, 27, South Africa
Printulu sells commercial print products such as flyers and business cards online to South African SMEs. The company has served over 5,000 clients to date.
29. Adam Amoussou, 27, Benin
Founder: AMOSCONSULT GROUP
Amoussou grew up in a family of entrepreneurs. He says he always felt the pressure to succeed.
AMOSCONSULT GROUP supplies fruits and produce such as cashew nuts, pineapples, palm oil and nuts, coconuts, shea butter and cotton to the international market. The company has partnered with farmers to provide them with information about the quality of fruits and produce in high demand, purchase these from them, and sell internationally. The business has expanded into Togo and plans to open a branch in South Africa this year.
30. Nataliey Bitature, 28, Uganda
Co-Founder: Musana Carts
Musana Carts is a solar-powered street vending carts designed for micro-entrepreneurs in Uganda. The carts are modular and customized with business features including fridges, sockets and mobile money terminals. Musana Carts equip its vendors with finance and business training and offers a path to legalization for those trapped in the informal sector.