FORBES AFRICA 2016 30 under 30 nominations now open


It’s that time of the year again. FORBES AFRICA embarks on the hunt for FORBES 30 under 30 entrepreneurs transforming Africa and making millions.

The list reveals the young and gifted, burning stars on the horizon; the billionaires of tomorrow who will create jobs and wealth that this continent needs.

2016 Nominations are now open and only those that make the cut will be featured.

“Our first genuine 30 under 30 list, in June, caused a sensation and showed us how much of a following we have among the youngest and brightest of Africa’s aspiring young entrepreneurs. Our list is exhaustive, it takes many months of sifting and hard work to verify genuine up and comers in the crowd. It has been entrusted to journalist Ancillar Mangena, an African under 30, who has done a sterling job. Our 30 under 30 list will come out every June and I am confident it will become one of the most talked about lists in FORBES AFRICA,” says Forbes Africa editor, Chris Bishop.      

If you think you have what it takes to be in this year’s list or know an entrepreneur under 30 with a successful business in the continent – introduce them to us by submitting your nomination today.

Nominations close on 25 February 2016.

Nominations criteria

1. Must be an entrepreneur under 30 (born no later than 30 April 1986)

2. Should have a legitimate REGISTERED business in the continent

3. Business or businesses should be two years or older

4. Nominee must have risked own money and have a social impact

5. All applications must be in English

Share your picks, via email. Your entry should include: country, full name, company name, a short reason why they are the ones to watch and links, if any, of published material about them. Emails addressed to Ancillar Mangena and sent to [email protected]

All nominees will be vetted by the FORBES AFRICA editors and panel.

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