Four Enablis entrepreneurs recognized in Forbes’ List of Africa’s 30 under 30

POSTED ON Friday, April 12, 2013

Montreal, February 28, 2013 - Four Enablis entrepreneurs have been listed among the 2013 Forbes’ Africa’s « 30 under 30 » best young entrepreneurs.

The four Enablis entrepreneurs that proudly represent entrepreneurial success “a la Enablis” are two entrepreneurs from South Africa - Rapelang Rabana, Founder of Yeigo Communications, and Thula Sindi, Founder of Thula Sindi Trading Enterprise - and two from Kenya - Eric Muthomi, Founder of Stawi Foods and Fruits, and Lorna Rutto, Founder of Ecopost.

This list was compiled by Forbes and a panel of 12 judges from across Africa. Together, they identified this group of outstanding entrepreneurs and innovators under the age of 30, “the continent’s best young entrepreneurs, today’s disruptors and tomorrow’s brightest stars”.

Coming from a variety of sectors including Real Estate, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Media, Tech, Green tech, Healthcare, Agriculture and Fashion, these 30 young African entrepreneurs “are making the most dramatic impact across the continent”.

"These are young people, both men and women, whose commitment to business excellence has helped them overcome and surpass obstacles. We are extremely proud that Enablis is so very well represented in this year's Africa's top ‘30 under 30’" commented Fredrick Kariuki, Regional Director for Enablis East Africa.

To read Forbes’ full article, please click here.

About Enablis:
Enablis is a Canadian non-profit organization founded in 2003 by Quebec entrepreneur Charles Sirois - Chairman of the Board of Telesystem -, Accenture and CIDA. Its mission is to reduce poverty in developing countries through job creation via small and medium-sized enterprises. Enablis identifies men and women entrepreneurs and nurtures their development through a unique mix of networking, coaching, mentoring and skills acquisitions. In addition, Enablis improves access to capital by providing loan guarantees and equity investments.

Enablis is committed to empowering entrepreneurs by broadening their available resources and helping them bring their ideas to life in conjunction with government, private sector and civil society. Active in five African countries (South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana, and Tanzania) and in Argentina, Enablis boasts a membership of over 2,400 entrepreneurs who each employ on average eight people.


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