After over 380 applications from over 27 countries, She Leads Africa has announced their top 10 finalists for the 2014 Entrepreneur Showcase to represent the best young female entrepreneurs across the continent.
The ten 10 will pitch their businesses before business leaders, investors from leading venture capital firms, and the media on September 20th in Lagos and compete for more than $30,000 in cash and prizes.
1. Afrocentric Bamboo Limited – Kumasi, Ghana
Afrocentric Bamboo Limited designs, develops, and markets bamboo bikes and frames and related products and services.
2. Banke Kuku Textiles – London, United Kingdom
Banke Kuku Textiles designs African inspired luxury fabrics and accessories for the fashion, interiors and soft furnishings markets.
3. Fashpa – Lagos, Nigeria
Fashpa.com is an online retailing platform, dedicated to providing African consumers with access to fashion and lifestyle brands.
4. Lizzie’s Creations – Abuja, Nigeria
Lizzie’s Creations develops mobile and web applications uniquely aimed at the development and education of women and children in Africa.
5. Loue 1 Voiture (Book 1 Car) – Casablanca, Morocco
Loue 1 Voiture is the first online platform that enables you to reserve a car from big and small car hire companies in Morocco.
6. Mamelette – Lagos, Nigeria
Mamalette is a website and information portal dedicated to the needs of Nigerian parents and parents to be.
7. MKP Fast Foods – Johannesburg, South Africa
MKP Fast Foods creates youth employment in SA by operating a low cost, scalable mobile kitchen for a growing chicken brand, Galito’s.
8. Night Bus – Johannesburg, South Africa
Night Bus is a safe, cool way of getting around town at night. We enrich the party experience by bringing people closer to brands they love.
9. Rare Customs – New York, USA
Rare Customs connects SME’s to emerging African tourism and investment trends.
10. Thandos – Lagos, Nigeria
Thandos provides a platform that empowers aspiring African artists to design women’s fashion footwear that is comfortable, convenient and affordable.