23 Years Old East African Entrepreneur Takes Spot in Forbes 30 Under 30

forbes 30 under so list on ideaslane.jpgForbes Africa recently released its 30 under 30 series which was split into three: Creative, Technology and Business. Out of the 30 spots in the technology category five have been taken by techpreneurs from Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.

This is the fourth edition of the 2018 FORBES AFRICA Under 30 list. “We put in months of rigorous research, sifting through over 600 nominations, vetting them for weeks, verifying and investigating them. We favored entrepreneurs with fresh ideas and took into account their business size, revenue, location, potential, struggles, social impact and resilience. A panel of judges then debated the final 90. You may not know many of their names now and they may not be richest people in Africa, but they could be the billionaires of tomorrow gracing our future covers,” posted the financial publication.

In the list of top techpreneurs from East Africa is a 23 year old June Syowia who is from Kenya.
In 2015, Syowia founded Beiless, a company that provides creative advertising and technology solutions for businesses. Services include online media campaigns, social media management, strategic online communication, digital advertising and content creation.
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They count Kikapu Online, Masaku 7s and Tennis Kenya among clients.

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

We are indeed excited that a student entrepreneur makes such a prestigious Forbes lists.

Read the original article on CIO.

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