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2020 Top10 Finalist
Temie Giwa-Tubosun, 2019 Grand Prize Winner
CEO of LifeBank
  • Won Global Citizen Business Award
  • Expanded across Nigeria and launched in Kenya
  • Launched new products and services, including AirBank
Omar Shoukry Sakr, 2nd Prize Winner
CEO of Nawah Scientific
  • Business Growth (Revenue 3X↑)
  • Raised $1 million in investment
  • Inaugurated new facility becoming the biggest private multidisciplinary research hub in Egypt
Christelle Kwizera, 3rd Prize Winner
Founder of Water Access Rwanda
  • Won awards: Global Citizen Cisco Youth Leadership, Silver Loerie & IsDB Transformer
  • Connected over 6,000 households to direct water supply
  • Raised investment & grants
Mahmud Johnson
CEO of J-Palm Liberia
  • Won grant to expand into 20 communities and serve an additional 6,500 farmers
  • Formed partnership with U.S. Based Pacha Soaps to supply organic palm-oil
Kevine Kagirimpundu
Co-founder of UZURI K&Y
  • Launched two new physical stores in Kigali and online presence on
  • Raised Investment in 2020
  • Business growth Revenue 2X
  • Kevine featured in Afrique Femme for her environmentally sustainable entrepreneurship: View More
Chibuzo Opara
CEO of DrugStoc
  • Business growth (300%↑)
  • Supplied health workers in very remote facilities with critical anti-COVID-19 products and protection kits
  • Nominated as 1/10 “Builders of Africa” by the Africa Diaspora Network
Moulaye Taboure
CEO of Afrikrea
  • Strong business growth - revenue 5X and Gross Merchandise Value (GMV) 2.5X
  • Currently DHL’s biggest e-commerce exporter out of Africa
  • Raised Investment in 2020
Tosan Mogbeyiteren
CEO of Black Swan Tech LTD
  • Won the Boost Community award for innovation in routine immunization by the Sabin Vaccine Institute
  • Established the Black Swan NGO foundation
Ayodeji Arikawe
CEO of Thrive Agric
  • Expanded to 3 new states in Nigeria
  • Created 2,000 indirect jobs
Waleed Abd El Rahaman
Founder of GetMumm
  • Raised investment
  • Pivoted to provide B2B catering software solutions
Axel Emmanuel Gbaou
CEO & Founder of Le Chocolatier Ivoirien
  • Featured in CNN's African Voices Changemakers for his work leading a "chocolate revolution" in Ivory Coast: View More