Meet the 4 Kenyans who made the Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 2018 list

The publication describes this year's list as its most comprehensive yet.

"This year is our fourth edition of the list and for the first time, inspired by the growing number of young men and women entrepreneurs, we have expanded it to bring you 30 game-changers, all under the age of 30, in each of the three sectors .The 90 in total are challenging conventions and rewriting the rules for the next generation of entrepreneurs, creatives and tech gurus."

This year's edition featured four Kenyans, one in the business industry and the rest in the technology sector.

Business Insider SSA takes a look at them:

Leroy Mwasaru, 20

Founder: Greenpact

Mwasaru 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

Founder: Intelipro

Mutuku is the brains behind 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.

Huston Malande, 28

Founder: Skyline Design

Skyline Design Ltd is a youth-led design firm focused on designing bespoke websites and brands for corporate clients since 2008.

Currently, it has six permanent employees and 12 consultants with active contracts.

He and his partners have also formed a group of companies, four subsidiaries were registered and are operational and six more being set up this year. They turn over hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.

June Syowia, 23

Founder: Beiless Group

Syowia founded Beiless in 2015, a company that provides creative advertising and technology solutions for businesses.

They count Kikapu Online, Masaku 7s and Tennis Kenya among clients.

Last year, she won the Global Student Entrepreneur Award in Kenya, was named one of 100 Brightest Young Minds in Africa by BYM Africa 2017, was named one of 100 Most Influential Young Kenyans in 2016, and received the founder of the year award nomination by The Founder Kenya in 2016.


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