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Coke digital platform aims to empower 25,000 African youth


The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) has unveiled a new digital technology platform that will connect young people to employment, training and mentoring opportunities in its pan-African youth empowerment initiative, Youth Empowered for Success (YES!). The new YES! Technology platform will enable wider accessibility and greater scale for the program, providing life skills training, business skills training and access to employment ... Read More »

4 young Kenyan business leaders share their secrets to success


What sets exceptional, fast-rising and results-driven young professionals apart? Is it the schools they attended? Far-reaching networks? Or is there a particular path they followed to scale the rungs of their respective careers? This is what we set to find out. We talked to four of the 10 winners – all under 40 years old – of the CFC Stanbic ... Read More »

Ford selects Moi, Maseno Uni for community projects in Kenya


The Ford Motor Company Fund has selected two community projects in Kenya that will receive funding and support for the next three years as part of the Enactus Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3). The Ford C3 initiative has been introduced in four African countries in partnership with global non-profit organisation Enactus, offering selected universities/colleges an opportunity to present an ... Read More »

Nigerian teen brothers develop Android mobile web browser


While most typical teenagers are busy downloading the latest apps and pushing their parents to buy for them the latest gadgets, Lagos-based brothers Anesi and Osine Ikhianosime taught themselves how to code and developed an Android-based web browser called Crocodile Browser Lite. According to pctechmag.com, 13-year-old Anesi and his 15-old brother Osine, formed a company inspired by Microsoft and named ... Read More »

23-year old Cameroonian M-health startup recognized by Queen Elizabeth


Alain Nteff, a Telecommunications Engineering student and social entrepreneur, has been recognized by Queen Elizabeth under the umbrella of the inaugural Queens Young Leaders Award for his efforts in improving maternal and infant health. Nteff is the Co-founder of GiftedMom, a mobile health technology social enterprise that has impacted over 3,000 pregnant women and mothers in Cameroon. Nteff met Her Majesty ... Read More »

‘You don’t have capital’ Jack Ma was once told. Alibaba now worth $300B


Jack Ma: Before I founded Alibaba, I invited 24 friends to my house to discuss the business opportunity. After discussing for a full two hours, they were still confused — I have to say that I may not have put myself across in a clear manner then. The verdict: 23 out of the 24 people in the room told me ... Read More »

Mavoko students’ UK-sold cards raises funds to renovate class


If you go to Form Three East of Mavoko Secondary School in the next few months, it will be different. The class is going to be renovated, thanks to the seasonal hand-made cards being sold abroad after being designed and made by the school’s students. The project started late last year courtesy of Superior Homes Kenya who gave the school ... Read More »

How one young Egerton student wants to rally students in enterprise


From her dressing to poise, Winnie Chepkwony oozes nothing but pure intelligence. A staunch believer in women empowerment, the brains behind I-Bridge Egerton let me in on I-Bridge, her achievements, failures and the journey that is life. Nattie: Winfred Reins vs. Winnie Chepkwony, how do we separate the two? Winnie: I am Winnie Chepkemoi Chepkwony. Winfred  is still Winnie and ... Read More »

MKU Chairman represents East Africa in EY global entrepreneur awards


Mount Kenya University (MKU) founder and chairman Dr. Simon Gicharu was welcomed with jubilation at Thika Main Campus today following his return from Monte Carlo, where he was inducted in the World Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame. Dr. Gicharu who represented Eastern Africa in the annual awards organized by global accounting and tax advisory firm Ernst and Young ... Read More »

23-year old Strathmore student running a successful entertainment business


Stephanie Angela Wanjiku Kimani is an ambitious entrepreneur and at just 23 she has had multiple achievements under her belt including owning her own thriving business. Stephanie will graduate with a Bachelor of Business Science in Financial Economics (BBS-FE). At the moment she is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) level 1 candidate set to sit for her exams in December ... Read More »

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