Two Malawians Among Forbes 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa

Forbes Magazine has listed two Malawian youths among the 30 most promising entrepreneurs in Africa.

A Malawian 30-year-old woman, Rachel Sibande and Mike Chilewe junior made it in the Forbes Magazine 30 most promising entrepreneurs in Africa.

Sibande is a founder of MHub, Malawi’s first technology hub which was launched in November 2013. MHub is an incubator for technology startups with a special focus on building young technology entrepreneurs through training, skills development and mentorship.

Chilewe Jnr is an entrepreneur who once owned Star Radio Malawi and later sold it to
Timveni.  Chilewe is the son of one of Malawi’s most prominent and successful businessmen,
Mike Chilewe.

But the younger Mike is charting his own path and cutting his teeth as a media entrepreneur. In 2015, Chilewe Jnr, now 26, acquired Star Radio Malawi, a floundering private radio station based in Lilongwe.

Others on the list are Tyrone Moodley, 30, a South African and CEO of Midbrook Lane (Pty)
Ltd, a private investment firm; Nadeem Juma, Tanzanian Co-founder of AIM Group In 2004;

Simbarashe Mhuriro, Zimbabwean Founder of OurSun Energy (Private) Ltd, and Ntombenhle Khathwane, Swazi Founder of AfroBotanics.

 

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