July 13, 2016 IBOMLLC Team

Kenya and Nigeria Dominate Quartz’s Top 30 Innovative Entrepreneurs in Africa 2016 List

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Innov8tiv – Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa

Quartz, a U.S.-based news outlet has published its top 30 innovative entrepreneurs hailing from Africa to watch in 2016. It emerged that Kenya and Nigeria are in the lead both having seven candidates each in the list of 30 seasoned innovators and entrepreneurs.

Quartz’s Top 30 African Innovative Entrepreneurs

The following is a list of the number of innovative entrepreneurs from respective countries from Africa featured in the Quartz’s list:

Country No. of Candidates
1. Kenya 7
2. Nigeria 7
3. South Africa 4
4. Ghana 3
5 Uganda 2
6. Zimbabwe 2
7. Cameroon 2
8. Tanzania 1
9. Angola 1
10. Burkina Faso 1

Kenya’s Innovative Entrepreneurs

Evelyn Gitau – With a Background in Cellular Immunology, Gitau has been an asset to the development of a rapid malaria test kit. Now, she is working on developing rapid diagnostic test for other infections from just blood drop samples.

Marie Githinji – Co-founder of AkiraChix, a social enterprise geared to inspiring and training more African women in the tech space.

Cyrus Kabiru – Self-taught artist who is “giving trash a second …read more

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