12 Most Promising African Entrepreneurs

Written by Dana Sanchez

Each year, Forbes releases lists of promising entrepreneurs from all over the world. The 2016 list for promising African entrepreneurs looks at under-35s who are making names for themselves in all areas of the business world, from fashion and beauty to medicine and renewable energy. Here are 12 of the most fascinating projects and inspiring entrepreneurs in Africa for 2016.

Sources: Forbes.com, DestinyConnect.com, Pulse.ng, CNN.com, AnzishaPrize.org, World-Entrepreneurship-Forum.com, ThreeSixtyGH.com, AIMGroup.co.tz, HowWeMadeItInAfrica.com

Simbarashe Mhuriro, Founder, Oxygen Africa Twitter.com
Simbarashe Mhuriro, Founder, Oxygen Africa

Simbarashe Mhuriro, Zimbabwe

Mhuriro founded his first company, Oxygen Africa, in 2009, to help foreign investors in Zimbabwe. It later joined with Meeco Group to create Oursun Energy Zimbabwe, specializing in developing and operating solar photovoltaic energy projects throughout the country. Since then, Oxygen Africa has ended its partnership with Meeco but continues to raise millions of dollars and is on track to build further grid-connected solar plants in Zimbabwe.