From the team behind the award-winning website comes the stories of 25 entrepreneurs who've built thriving businesses. Learn from the experiences of Africa’s most dynamic entrepreneurs, while gaining insight into the continent’s business opportunities.
Discover why Ken Njoroge is building a billion-dollar pan-African digital payments company (it is not because he wants to drive a Ferrari); Find out how Jean de Dieu Kagabo grew a Rwanda-based industrial group from a simple product: toilet paper; And be inspired by the extraordinary tale of Hassan Bashir who created a booming insurance company from nothing but grit and persistence.
Each entrepreneur’s story is told in an honest and sober manner, not shying away from the mistakes made and the considerable hurdles they had to overcome. And there were many tough times: from being betrayed by long-time senior managers to losing vast sums of money because of poor market research. Pursuing their business ambitions also had a toll on their personal lives: one entrepreneur was too broke to afford diapers for his baby, while another had to sell her house to keep the company alive.
Vusi Thembekwayo, venture capitalist / self-made millionaire
This is solid. Get a copy …
Angélique Kantengwa, Founder, Salama Capital
A must have to understand the "why" and "how" of African entrepreneurs ... Really inspiring! Buy the book folks, you will not regret it.
Darias Jonker, Director: Africa, Eurasia Group
This book is a timely guide to making business work in the Africa of today, and to making business work in the Africa of tomorrow. Recommended reading for any serious entrepreneur.