14 Young Entrepreneurs Using Technology to Change the Continent of Africa


Ashley Uys, South African

Founder, Medical Diagnostech

Uys’ company develops and markets affordable and reliable medical test kits for malaria, pregnancy, syphilis, malaria and HIV/AIDS for South Africa’s rural poor.


Sizwe Nzima, South African, 21 years old

Founder, Iyeza Express

Iyeza Express collects and delivers medication from public clinics and hospitals on bicycles to people in need.

IsaacBoatengSandraAppiahEditSandra Appiah, 23, and Isaac Boateng, 28 years old, Ghanaian

Co-founders, Face2Face Africa

These two young entrepreneurs created a New York City-based new media company with a mandate to restore Africa’s image within the global community.

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