In its mission to recognize and celebrate the promising young entrepreneurs who are shaping the future of Africa, the Founder of The Year Awards honors young founders who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial talent and commitment. In the Under 30 age group, here are the talented winners in various categories:

Founder of The Year

Peter Didas - Tanzania Winner

Kevin Odhiambo - Kenya 1st Runner up

Sanni Seun - Nigeria 2nd Runner up

Social Founder of The Year

Marcia Monareng - South Africa Winner

Mathews Tembo - Zambia 1st Runner up

Evans Macharia Muita  - Kenya 2nd Runner up

Techpreneur of The Year

Thagana Peters -   Kenya Winner

Arthur Latim - Uganda 1st Runner up

Philip Assan -  Ghana 2nd Runner up

Fashionpreneur of The Year

Pascal Chongo -  Zambia Winner

Mongezi Masombuka - South Africa 1st Runner up

Oscar Fakude - South Africa  2nd Runner up

Most Promising Founder of The Year

Joshua Gwamoiza - Uganda Winner

Lillian Gyamfi - Ghana 1st Runner up

Lewis Kiambia - Kenya 2nd Runner up

Agripreneur of The Year

Joseph Maingi - Kenya Winner

Robin Ndung'u - Kenya  1st Runner up

Obiada Miracle -  Nigeria 2nd Runner up

Realtor of The Year

Oluwatobiloba Giwa - Nigeria  Winner

Iyanuoluwa Ayodele -  Nigeria 1st Runner up

Anthony Edgar Otieno - Kenya 2nd Runner up

Edupreneur of The Year

Emmaculate Kivindyo - Kenya Winner

Lindelwa Mahlalela -  South Africa 1st Runner up

Tatiana Isabel Whitup -  Kenya 2nd Runner up

Hospitality Founder of The Year

Richard Sabbi  - Tanzania Winner

Gadson Timotheo - Tanzania 1st Runner up

Chef Young -  Kenya  2nd Runner up

Healthpreneur of The Year

Isaac Ogutu - Kenya Winner

Nafisat Abdulmajeed -  Nigeria 1st Runner up

Mwau Mutinda - Kenya 2nd Runner up

Entertainment Founder of The Year

Bolaji Kolade - Nigeria  Winner

Brian Oduma - Kenya 1st Runner up

Kanisius Nyimbi - Tanzania 2nd Runner up

Mediapreneur of The Year

Marcia Monareng - South Africa Winner

Edwin Masobeji - Tanzania 1st Runner up

Sunday Babatunde - Nigeria 2nd Runner up

Manufacturing Founder of The Year

Bhekuzulu Gumbi - South Africa Winner

Patricia Majule - Tanzania 1st Runner up

Astamarie Lumbwe - Zambia 2nd Runner up

Retail Founder of The Year

Reuben Egoabruke - Nigeria  Winner

Egbetus Kaiza -  Tanzania 1st Runner up

Edith Kagendo -  Kenya 2nd Runner up