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Ham Serunjogi

African Changemaker

Ham Serunjogi

Ham is a Ugandan fintech entrepreneur helping design products and deliver services that improve people’s lives — one transaction at a time.

He is the co-founder and CEO of Chipper Cash, a financial technology company that provides mobile-based cross-border payment services in Africa.

Under their leadership, Serunjogi and his co-Founder Maijid Moujaled have built Chipper Cash from a little-known app touting the potential of cross-border payments to a Pan-African unicorn.


Serunjogi and Moujaled launched Chipper Cash to solve the problem of high transaction fees and limited access to financial services across Africa.

Serunjogi has been recognized for his entrepreneurial efforts and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2021.

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Hohm Energy, a South African climate tech startup, has raised $8 million in seed funding to accelerate its mission of bringing affordable and accessible rooftop solar solutions to individuals and businesses across the country.
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 Uju Uzo-Ojinnaka

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Uju Uzo-Ojinnaka

Uju is a Nigerian entrepreneur who aims to break down barriers to pan-African agri-trade.

She is the Founder and CEO of Traders of Africa (TofA), a Nigerian startup that operates an online marketplace for agricultural products.

Founded in 2017, Founders of Africa aims to connect African farmers with buyers worldwide, providing a platform for them to sell their products seamlessly and expand their markets.

Before founding Traders of Africa, Uju worked in finance and investment banking, including roles at Goldman Sachs and the African Development Bank.
Uju has been recognized as one of Africa’s most promising young entrepreneurs and was named one of Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 in 2019.

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Cairo-based venture capital firm Sawari Ventures has announced a plan to launch a new $150 million investment fund dedicated to supporting Egyptian startups.
Gebeya, a pioneer in African tech talent development, has announced a significant shift in its focus, transitioning from a SaaS-enabled tech talent marketplace to an all-in-one talent cloud provider.
Hohm Energy, a South African climate tech startup, has raised $8 million in seed funding to accelerate its mission of bringing affordable and accessible rooftop solar solutions to individuals and businesses across the country.
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Ismael Belkhayat

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Ismael Belkhayat

Ismael is a Moroccan entrepreneur revolutionizing the e-commerce sector in Africa.

He began his professional career in 2009 at the Paris office of the Boston Consulting Group before he returned to Morocco to launch the first web incubator in the country, Wib.co.

Ismael is the Founder and CEO of Chari – YC S21 – Ecom and Fintech apps for retailers in French-speaking Africa, a “one-stop shop” that puts the power of e-commerce in the hands of retailers.


Chari is helping small retailers in French Speaking Africa procure store inventory and deliver it for free while benefiting from payment facilities.

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Cairo-based venture capital firm Sawari Ventures has announced a plan to launch a new $150 million investment fund dedicated to supporting Egyptian startups.
Gebeya, a pioneer in African tech talent development, has announced a significant shift in its focus, transitioning from a SaaS-enabled tech talent marketplace to an all-in-one talent cloud provider.
Hohm Energy, a South African climate tech startup, has raised $8 million in seed funding to accelerate its mission of bringing affordable and accessible rooftop solar solutions to individuals and businesses across the country.
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Baratang Miya

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Baratang Miya

Miya is a South African social entrepreneur and the founder of GirlHype, a non-profit organization that aims to empower girls and young women in South Africa through technology education.

Girlhype Coders provides training and workshops on coding, app development, and digital literacy to girls in underprivileged communities to help them gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the digital age.

Miya has received numerous awards for her contributions to social entrepreneurship and technology education, including the Anzisha Prize for African youth entrepreneurship and the TechWomen Emerging Leader Award from the U.S. Department of State.

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Cairo-based venture capital firm Sawari Ventures has announced a plan to launch a new $150 million investment fund dedicated to supporting Egyptian startups.
Gebeya, a pioneer in African tech talent development, has announced a significant shift in its focus, transitioning from a SaaS-enabled tech talent marketplace to an all-in-one talent cloud provider.
Hohm Energy, a South African climate tech startup, has raised $8 million in seed funding to accelerate its mission of bringing affordable and accessible rooftop solar solutions to individuals and businesses across the country.
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Aziz Yérima

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Aziz Yérima

Aziz is a Senegalese fintech entrepreneur on a mission to build the next African PayPal by providing daily services, including payment solutions and an artificial intelligence-based personal assistant.

He is doing this through PayDunya, a Dakar-based Pan-African payments champion he co-founded in 2015.

PayDunya facilitates the sending and receiving of payments on a website or mobile application and the collection and disbursement of bulk payments.
Having missed the turning point of the industrial revolution, Aziz believes Africa mustn’t miss out on the digital one.

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Gebeya, a pioneer in African tech talent development, has announced a significant shift in its focus, transitioning from a SaaS-enabled tech talent marketplace to an all-in-one talent cloud provider.
Hohm Energy, a South African climate tech startup, has raised $8 million in seed funding to accelerate its mission of bringing affordable and accessible rooftop solar solutions to individuals and businesses across the country.
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Eloho Omame

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Eloho Omame

Eloho is a Nigerian entrepreneur, an early-stage investor, and a strong advocate for gender & inclusion in Africa’s venture capital space.

She is a Partner at TLcom Capital LLP, an Africa-focused seed-to-growth stage VC firm. She is also the Co-Founder & General Partner of First Check Africa, an early-stage VC firm investing in tech startups founded or co-founded by women.

Eloho previously worked at Actis, a private equity firm in Nigeria, where she led investments in the technology, media, and telecommunications sectors.
She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a member of the board of directors of several technology startups.

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Hohm Energy, a South African climate tech startup, has raised $8 million in seed funding to accelerate its mission of bringing affordable and accessible rooftop solar solutions to individuals and businesses across the country.
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Mamadou Biteye

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Mamadou Biteye

Mamadou is a Senegalese development practitioner widely recognized for his expertise in development finance and strategy.

He is a strong advocate for innovation and collaboration in the development sector and has worked closely with governments, non-governmental organizations, and private sector partners to drive inclusive economic growth and sustainable development in Africa.

Mamadou is the Executive Secretary of The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).
ACBF is the outcome of a partnership between African governments and the international donor community and seeks to build sustainable human and institutional capacity for sustainable growth and poverty reduction in Africa.

Mamadou has previously served as the Managing Director of The Rockefeller Foundation Africa Regional Office.
He joined the Foundation in 2015 and has played a vital role in leading the organization’s efforts to promote inclusive economies, food security, and resilience in Africa.

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Gebeya, a pioneer in African tech talent development, has announced a significant shift in its focus, transitioning from a SaaS-enabled tech talent marketplace to an all-in-one talent cloud provider.
Hohm Energy, a South African climate tech startup, has raised $8 million in seed funding to accelerate its mission of bringing affordable and accessible rooftop solar solutions to individuals and businesses across the country.
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Nelly Cheboi

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Nelly Cheboi

Nelly is a Kenyan social entrepreneur leveraging the digital economy to lift communities out of poverty.

She is the Founder and CEO of TechLit Africa, a non-profit organization fostering a more technologically literate Africa. TechLit Africa repurposes the vast quantity of used technological equipment from companies, institutions and individuals and refurbishes them for use in the impoverished communities we serve.

The organization is on a mission to level the playing field for families in Africa by building computer labs in their local schools equipped with games, videos, and lessons from our open-source curriculum software.

Nelly’s contribution to bridging the technological gap in Africa has won her several honors, including the CNN Hero of the Year award.

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Philip Gasaatura 

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Philip Gasaatura

Philip is an experienced Rwandan entrepreneur and investor with a strong background in business development, investment management, and leadership.

He is passionate about driving social impact through technology and entrepreneurship. Philip is currently serving as the Country Director of Katapult Rwanda, where he leads the firm’s efforts to identify and invest in high-growth, impact focused companies in Rwanda and the broader East Africa region.

He also works closely with portfolio companies to support their growth and maximize their impact. Philip is an alumnus of the African Leadership Academy and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Seed Transformation Program.

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