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The 2018 Forbes Africa under 30 list includes 2 Kenyans (Full List)


The June issue of the magazine has gone viral all for who is on the list.

The youngest candidate on the list is a 20-year-old and is Kenyan.

The list of candidates has been expanded from 30 to accommodate 90 amazing Africans.

According to the panel of judges, those on the list are not necessarily rich, but could be billionaires in the future.

There are three categories, Business, Technology and creatives.

Kenyan Leroy Mwasaru, 20, Kenya, is the Founder of Greenpact.

This 20-year-old is making money from waste while solving a serious problem. He is the founder of Greenpact, a company which produces and distributes affordable and high-quality innovative biogas digester systems to get bio-gas from both agricultural and human refuse.

His mission is guided by the overarching vision to become the leading provider of clean household energy solutions across East Africa. He has won many accolades including the Innovate Kenya challenge in 2013.

Leonida Mutuku, 29, Kenya is featured in the technology list.

She is the founder of Intelipro.

While working at iHub, one of the tech hubs in Kenya, Mutuku discovered data science and its potential to transform the way we do business in Africa.

“I was excited to see how data science and analytics change a business to better respond to users. When I decided to leave employment, it was pretty clear these kinds of technologies were still not widely in use here and I was keen to step up and fill this gap,” she says.

In 2015, she founded Intelipro, a company that develops cloud-based applications to help businesses make data work for them. They create advanced analytics solutions to help their clients build a deep knowledge about their business operations, their brand, their customers and their industry. Their clients include MTN, Bank of Africa Ghana and Revoltura.

Read the list by clicking here for Forbes complete list of 90 nominees.



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