She Leads Africa presents its top 10 finalists for the 2014 Entrepreneur Showcase. Contestants were selected from 380 applications from more than 27 countries, and these young entrepreneurs represent the best young female entrepreneurs across Africa. And guess what, four Nigerian brands made it to the finals.
They along with others will present their businesses to a panel of esteemed business leaders, investors from leading venture capital firms, and the media on September 20th in Lagos and compete for more than $30,000 in cash and prizes.
Take a look at their summarized profile below:
1. Afrocentric Bamboo Limited â€“ Kumasi, Ghana
Afrocentric Bamboo LimitedÂ designs, develops, and markets bamboo bikes and frames and related products and services.
2. Banke Kuku Textiles â€“ London, United Kingdom
Banke Kuku TextilesÂ designs African inspired luxury fabrics and accessories for the fashion, interiors and soft furnishings markets
3. Fashpa â€“ Lagos, Nigeria
Fashpa.comÂ is an online retailing platform, dedicated to providing African consumers with access to fashion and lifestyle brands.
4. Lizzieâ€™s Creations â€“ Abuja, Nigeria
Lizzieâ€™s CreationsÂ develops mobile and web applications uniquely aimed at the development and education of women and children in Africa.
5. Loue 1 Voiture (Book 1 Car) â€“ Casablanca, Morocco
Loue 1 VoitureÂ is the first online platform that enables you to reserve a car from big and small car hire companies in Morocco.
6. Mamelette â€“ Lagos, Nigeria
MamaletteÂ is a website and information portal dedicated to the needs of Nigerian parents and parents to be.
7. MKP Fast Foods â€“ Johannesburg, South Africa
MKP Fast FoodsÂ creates youth employment in SA by operating a low cost, scalable mobile kitchen for a growing chicken brand, Galitoâ€™s.
8. Night Bus â€“ Johannesburg, South Africa
Night BusÂ is a safe, cool way of getting around town at night. We enrich the party experience by bringing people closer to brands they love.
9. Rare Customs â€“ New York, USA
Rare CustomsÂ connects SMEâ€™s to emerging African tourism and investment trends.
10. Thandos â€“ Lagos, Nigeria
ThandosÂ provides a platform that empowers aspiring African artists to design womenâ€™s fashion footwear that is comfortable, convenient and affordable
Whoop whoop, our Nigerian brands are making us proud! May the best entrepreneur win…
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