Finding Africa's Innovators

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This is a list of African Innovators. Africans have made contributions across a number of industries both on the continent and the globe and typically solve for African needs and challenges. This list covers, but is not limited to, innovations in agriculture, health, telecommunications, financial services and education.

The list focuses on innovators that have successfully implemented a robust and widely adopted solution in their country of domicile and also has expanded into multiple geographies.

Agriculture

  • Aerobotics
  • iCow
  • Livestock Wealth
  • mFarm

Education

  • African Leadership Group
  • BRCK
  • Efiko
  • Fusion Mobile
  • Gidimo
  • Go1

Energy

  • Akon Lighting
  • Gigawatt Global
  • mKopa
  • Off-Grid Electric

Entertainment

  • AfroStream
  • Bozza.mobi
  • Buni Media
  • Gamsole
  • IrokoTV
  • Mdundo
  • Tuluntulu

Financial Services

  • DirectPay Online
  • eTranzact
  • Flutterwave
  • iKhokha
  • Mama Money
  • MFS Africa
  • mPesa
  • Mukuru
  • Paga
  • SimbaPay
  • SnapScan
  • Stokfella
  • WalletDoc
  • World Remit
  • Yoco
  • Zoona

Health

  • Access.Mobile
  • Api-Palu
  • Crash Detech
  • Fydor
  • Meditech
  • Sproxil
  • The Gifted Mom App
  • Vula Mobile

Insurance

  • Creditable
  • Kilimo Salama
  • MicroEnsure

Retail

  • Mall of Africa

Transportation

  • 1-Fetch
  • Bamboo Bike
  • Easy Taxi
  • Kiira Motors
  • Sendr

Telecommunications

  • Mi-Fone

Other

  • Mara Group
  • MoveMeBack
  • OfferZen
  • SweepSouth
  • WeCyclers