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Henry Onyango Odhiambo

Country: Kenya

Company: Roometo Limited

 

Website: https://roometo.com/

 

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.

Towett Ngetich

Country: Kenya

Company: Uthabiti Healthcare

School:  Moi University 

As a socially driven entrepreneur, and with the need to solve the rising counterfeit drug market problem in Africa, Towett Ngetich launched Uthabiti, an app connecting patients to certified doctors and nearby pharmacies with the ability for patients to receive orders right to their doorstep. Adopting the EO core value of making a mark, Ngetich states it is his company’s core mandate to solve this social problem and further improve a self-sustained community through healthy living and well-being. His vision for Uthabiti is to expand and build a counterfeit-free market in Africa.

 

Bernard Momanyi

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.”

 

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Wangechi Mwangi

Company: Valuraha

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.

 

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