9 Facts You Didn’t Know About Entrepreneurship in Africa


Africa is expected to have the largest global workforce by 2040 with 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24, with many more educated than previous generations.


Forbes highlighted 30 of Africa’s young entrepreneurs after receiving over 800 nominations. Nominated and highlighted entrepreneurs help in “solving critical socio-economic problems, exporting African culture to the world, creating job opportunities for Africans, re-telling Africa’s stories, and writing the future.” One such entrepreneur is Arthur Zang, a 26-year-old Cameroonian engineer and inventor of the Cardiopad, a touch-screen medical tablet that enables heart examinations to be performed at remote, rural locations and the results of the test to be transferred wirelessly to specialists who can interpret them.

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