Company: Roometo Limited
Roometo Limited is an online classified for student accommodations. Focused on customer service, Henry’s company offers assistance to university and college students seeking to reserve a secure, comfortable, and affordable private hostel. He started the company after discovering a lack of affordable student housing in Kenya. Along with making the process easy and affordable, he hopes to expand the business to other African markets beginning with the East African region.
Company: Briglobe LLC
School: University of Nairobi
“Briglobe LLC is a young holding company that builds solutions in Education,Healthcare,Business Commerce and Finance.Our Flagship product is called Onesha(currently operating under the website www.briglobe.com) Onesha enables young people especially students showcase their Skills,talents,abilities,projects done and their experiences in internship/work to employers and professionals with an interest in them by use of visual content.”
School: Strathmore University
Mwangi is a student at Strathmore University in Nairobi, and qualified for the awards by winning the East African chapter organized by iBizAfrica, an incubation centre home to Valuraha. The 21-year-old student won the prize after competing against a field of 2,000 entrepreneurs from 38 countries in a series of national and regional competitions. Mwangi and co-founder Kinyanjui Njoroge started Valuraha to help young people learn how to save and invest money. The company runs investment clubs in high schools allowing students to learn about personal finance and investing while interacting with a virtual trading platform that simulates the investment ecosystem in Kenya.