● Miishe Addy (Ghana)
Co-founder & CEO, Jetstream Africa
After moving to Ghana in 2017, Addy saw an opportunity to innovate and together with Solomon Torgbo founded Jetstream Africa. Jetstream is a technology-enabled logistics company focused on cross-border trade. Jetstream raised $3million in June 2021 in seed round.
● Nneile Nkholise (Lesotho)
Founder/CEO, iMed Tech
Nneile Nkholise is a Lesotho-born medical practitioner using technology to solve health crises. She launched iMed Tech, a biotechnology company specialising in the design and manufacturing of custom-made medical solutions to improve the lives of Africans.
● Zineb Drissi-Kaitouni (Morocco)
Since 2014, DabaDoc, an online platform has been helping patients to book an appointment with a doctor in a few clicks. More than 3,000 doctors use the platform across Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Nigeria and South Africa.
● Zandile Keebine (South Africa)
GirlCode is a South African registered NPO that empowers women through technology. Since its inception, the initiative has empowered thousands of young women across Africa.
In 2018, GirlCode launched the Digital Academy, the GirlCoder Club, the GirlCode Accelerator Programme, and the GirlCode Incubator initiative. The GirlCode SME accelerator is a rapid growth program designed to assist female-owned TechSMEs.
● Rachel Sibande (Malawi)
Sibande is a computer scientist who founded mHub, a technology hub for innovators and entrepreneurs. Offering access to investment and financial support across five countries, mHub is a key resource for women-led tech startups in Africa. Sibande also established the Girls Coding Club, Children’s Coding Club, a Robotics Club and Machine Learning community camps.