Ken Njoroge — Kenya
As a partner with Goke Akinboro, a Nigerian man, Njoroge, 38, co-founded a mobile technology company called Cellulant. The company has clients across eight African countries including: MTN, Standard Chartered Bank and Barclays.
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu — Ethiopia
Alemu, 34, founded her company, SoleRebels, in 2004, and it is now bringing in $5 million in revenue annually. The company makes sandals, slip-ons and lace-up shoes from recycled tires.