Forbes 30 Under 30: Meet the 2019’s Class of Game-changers in Technology

The Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list for 2019 was announced yesterday at the annual Forbes Africa Under 30 Meet-Up in association with Kingdom Business Network (KBN) at the Houghton Hotel, Johannesburg.

Forbes 30 Under 30: Meet the 2019's Class of Game-changers in Technology
Evans Akanno, 29, Nigeria, Founder & CEO of Cregital

The fifth annual Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list, released in a Special Issue of Forbes Africa for July this year, features 120 young African change makers for the first time, with 30 finalists in each of the four categories – business, technology, creatives and sport. The annual watch-list showcases Under 30s in the driving seat of Africa’s next big start-up, creative concept, or rising business venture.

Renuka Methil the Managing Editor of Forbes Africa said, “It was the moment we had all been waiting for, unveiling the 120 innovators who are changing the old rules of the game and forging forward. The Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list has over the last five years come to be a highly-respected and sought-after collection of tomorrow’s leaders today”.

Forbes 30 Under 30: Meet the 2019’s Class of Game-changers in Technology


Nthabiseng Mosia, 28, South Africa, Co-Founder & CMO of Easy Solar

Evans Akanno, 29, Nigeria, Founder & CEO of Cregital

Micheal Paul Mollel, 29, Tanzania, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Jimz Technologies Co. Ltd

Nureshka Viranna, 27, South Africa, Co-Founder & Director of Shopli

Jacob Rugano, 29, Kenya, Co-Founder & Director of AfricarTrack International

Fred Oyetayo, 25, Nigeria, Founder & CEO of Fresible

Alpha Nury, 29, Senegal, Founder & CEO of Jamaa Funding

Hansley Noruthun, 27, Mauritius, Founder of Mauritius Space & Science Foundation

Schizzo Thompson, 29, Malawi, Founder & Managing Director of Sky Energy

Wilford Mwanza, 29, Zimbabwe, Founder & CEO of Fordolutions

Vèna Arielle Ahouansou, 25, Benin, Co-Founder & CEO of KEA Medicals

Damilola Olokesusi, 29, Nigeria, Co-Founder & CEO of Shuttlers Logistics Company

Diana Esther Wangari,, 27, Kenya, Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer of Sagitarix

Chinedu Azodoh, 29, Nigeria, Co-Founder & Chief Growth Officer of Metro Africa Xpress (MAX)

Shaun Benjamin, 29, Zimbabwe, Co-Founder of Simba Solutions

Matthew Piper, 25 and Karidas Tshintsholo, 24, South Africa, Founders of Khula App

Courtney Bentley, 29, South Africa, Co-Founder & CEO of Visibility Insight

Josh Okpata, 27, Tochukwu Mbanugo, 29, Nigeria, Founders of Eazyhire

Muhammed Salisu Abdullahi, 28, Nigeria, Co-Founder & Managing Director of eTrash2Cash

Silas Adekunle, 26, Nigeria, Founder of Reach Robotics

Joshua Chibueze, 26, Somto Ifezue, 28 and Odunayo Eweniyi, 26, Nigeria, Founders of PiggyVest

Uka Eje, 29, Nigeria, Co-Founder & CEO of Thrive Agric

Melissa Mwale, 29, Zimbabwe, Founder of Hive Incorporation & Co-Founder of CryptoGem

Eric Muli, 27, Kenya, Founder & CEO of Odyssey Capital

Eric Rutayisire, 28, Rwanda, Founder & CEO of Charis UAS

Khalid Machchate, 26, Wissal Farsal, 27, Morocco, Founders of K&W Technologies

Siyabonga Thomas Tiwana, 29 & Tyrone Adams, 28, South Africa, Founders of Skywalk Innovations

Chika Madubuko, 27, Nigeria, Co-Founder & CEO of Greymate Care

Dorcas Owinoh, 28, Kenya, Co-Founder & Director of LakeHub

Marnus van Heerden, 29, Matthew Smith 26, Ndabenhle Ngulube, 28, South Africa, Founders of Pineapple App


Uzonna Anele
Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.


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