This list reveals top 50 must-visit websites that are supporting and promoting entrepreneurship across Africa.
With the rate of unemployment in Africa rising every day, I strongly believe that entrepreneurship holds the key and answer to African’s unemployment.
By 2030, over 400 million Africans will need jobs.
Governments alone cannot provide these jobs. That’s why unemployment is a huge burden, and a major headache for every country on the continent.
To avert a future of desperation, crime, and violence, there is an urgent need to create jobs that will eradicate poverty, improve the quality of people’s lives, and bring economic prosperity to Africa.
But jobs don’t just exist. People create them.
That’s why entrepreneurs are special people. And Africa needs more of them because they hold the keys to a brighter future for our continent.
–John-Paul Iwuoha, Founder, Smallstarter Africa
Hence, these websites have dedicated their time, knowledge, expertise and resources to explore and showcase the creativity, ideas, success, innovations and great talents of entrepreneurs in Africa.
These websites are for entrepreneurs, business owners, investors and anyone who is interested in entrepreneurship in Africa.
Take your time to visit these sites to get the latest and freshest contents that will help you develop the right capacity, skill, competence and motivation to start, manage and grow successful businesses in Africa.
Here you have My Top 50 Must Visit Websites For Entrepreneurs in Africa in no particular order.
This website is run by Kodjo Abotsi, a Togolese entrepreneur based in Hong Kong. Through this blog, he shares his insights to young African small business owners and entrepreneurs to help them launch and scale their businesses. He also reviews from time to time online and traditional startups in Africa to uncover how they are changing their environment through innovation.
How Africa is a knowledgebase for everything Africa.On their business category you will find interviews, stories and articles that is just for entrepreneurs.
Africa Do Business was founded by Juvenal Turatsinze to help entrepreneurs and investors discover best investment opportunities and best business project ideas for them to start their own business.
“Business Television Africa” BTA is to be the premier business television provider in Africa through quality programming, innovation, and technology to advance the African dream for prosperity and a high quality of life. BTA will tell the story of African entrepreneurs, enterprises, professionals, market men and women and society in general to inspire a new generation of successful business people.
5. Konnect Africa
Are you looking for vital information, inspiration and guidance for ENTREPRENEURIAL and CAREER Success? Are you looking to set up and grow your own BUSINESS? Are you seeking preparation for your dream job and career? Konnect Africa is a pan-African platform that is set out to showcase the great achievements of Africans in this era, to tell the stories of their giant strides in Business, Technology, Fashion, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Agriculture, Governance, Media, Sports, Art and Culture.
Smallstarter provides aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs with the information, inspiration, tools and guidance they need to exploit business opportunities, make money, create jobs, and impact millions of lives.
This is a platform for broadcasting innovative African entrepreneurs, small business owners, and startups. It is a place to gather valuable insights from the personal experiences of African business owners. Ivy Interviews Africa exists to promote & support Africans, in every way possible!
Ventures Africa is an online platform for news, analysis, and discussion about African business, policy, innovation, and lifestyle. They champion an evolving Africa through stories that explore the opportunities and complexity of our continent and the African Diaspora.
How we made it in Africa, established by Jaco Maritz in April 2010, is aimed at African business people as well as foreign investors with an interest in the continent. How we made it in Africa is published by Maritz Publishing CC , a Cape Town-based information and business intelligence company.
Business Daily Africa, commonly referred to as Business Daily, is an English-language daily business newspaper published in Kenya. The newspaper is published by Nation Media Group from its headquarters at Nation Centre, on Kimathi Street in Nairobi
11. Disrupt Africa
Disrupt Africa is a one-stop-shop for all news, information and commentary pertaining to the continent’s tech startup – and investment – ecosystem. With journalists roaming the continent to find, meet, and interview the most innovative and disruptive tech startups, Disrupt Africa is a true showcase of Africa’s most promising businesses and business ideas.
Africa.com is not only a place for everything Africa but the business and entrepreneur session is a delight to read. Africa.com is the leading Africa-related multi-media company serving Africa. Through unique storytelling and creative news delivery, Africa.com produces engaging content focused on Africa. Africa.com reflects the pulse of the continent and serves as a platform for Africans to create and share content with the world. Visitors to Africa.com can experience interactive features, infographics, and multimedia functions including audio, video, blogs, podcasts and the popular Africa.com Top 10. By leveraging its innovative resources, Africa.com is reaching Africa like no other company.
Start Up South Africa is an enterprise that trains entrepreneurs from developing countries and previously under-resourced communities to empower themselves with the latest transformational principals and paradigms in business that will exponentially grow their income, life and success.
14. Africa Business
Africa business is a website which focuses on Events, Interview, Green Energy, ICT, Hotels, Forex, Property, Job in Africa.
Innov8tiv is a dynamic Web source for technology news, resources, and innovation, with a special focus on the entrepreneurial advances of Africans on the continent as well as in the Diaspora.
VC4A was started as a networking group in the spring of 2008 and has grown organically into what is now a thriving community dedicated to a world of inspired entrepreneurship. It is a fast growing community of business professionals in 159 countries dedicated to building game-changing companies on the African continent.
Founded by Nmachi Jidenma, Celebrating Progress Africa (CPAfrica) chronicles Africa’s progress. Every year, CPAfrica attracts millions of unique visitors that want to learn about Africa’s economic ascent. CPAfrica has been featured on CNN, the BBC and Voice of America amongst others. The site attracts millions of unique visitors every year that want to learn about African progress across various sectors and that want to have progressive conversations about the continent.
18. Mara Mentor
Mara Mentor is an initiative of Mara Foundation, Mara Group’s social enterprise established in 2009 by Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder of Mara Group. Mara Mentor is an online platform and mobile application that enables ambitious entrepreneurs to connect with peers and business leaders. It empowers entrepreneurs to build their businesses into agents of job creation and economic advancement. It inspires, thereby facilitating a collaborative approach to business start-up and growth. The initiative encourages idea and knowledge sharing among the most promising young entrepreneurs, inspiring a collaborative approach to business start-up and growth.
Founded in 2010 by Tony O. Elumelu CON, the Tony Elumelu Foundation is a foremost African philanthropic organization. The Tony Elumelu Foundation believes that the private sector holds the key to unlocking Africa’s economic potential. To that end, its mission is to catalyze economic and social development in Africa through entrepreneurship.
20. She Leads Africa
She Leads Africa is a community that helps young African women achieve their professional dreams with engaging online content and pan-African events. It is the destination for smart and ambitious young women in Africa.
Lionesses of Africa aims to recognize all those women entrepreneurs in Africa who are an inspiration to us all, those who have made it to the top of their fields and who are shaking up their industries and business sectors. It is the digital home of Africa’s women entrepreneurs.
his is Africa, a publication from the Financial Times Ltd, seeks to examine African business and politics in a global context and to make sense of the relationships that Africa is building with the rest of the world. It aims to challenge international preconceptions about the continent and to identify the opportunities and the risks in this dynamic business environment.
The Anzisha Prize seeks to award young entrepreneurs who have developed and implemented innovative solutions to social challenges or started successful businesses within their communities. 12 finalists from across Africa will win an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa to be a part of a week-long entrepreneurship workshop and conference at the African Leadership Academy campus on the outskirts of Johannesburg. The grand prize winners, selected from these finalists, will share prizes worth $75,000 USD.
Africa Business Jumpstart is run by Dr. Harnet Bokrezion, an African Market Entry Strategy Consultant, Business Coach & Speaker. She assists ambitious and heart-centered entrepreneurs and business owners with their market entry in Africa. By providing strategies, practical action-steps, and rare insights that immediately empower you to take leaps, as you make INFORMED decisions faster and more confidently and create the life and business you want.
26. FarmBiz Africa
Farmbizafrica.com is Kenya’s premier farming website. It was started six years ago and has in the period secured the endearment of thousands of Kenyan youth.
A farmer’s news service covering breakthroughs in seeds, pest control and farming methods, new markets, and high-return business formulas: now with more than a quarter of a million views a month.
The site is the biggest source of agricultural news for Kenyan farmers and has moved to the forefront of agricultural entrepreneurship in the country since its launch in April 2010.
Afrinnovator.com is all about telling the stories of African startups, African innovation, African made technology, African tech entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs. Their mission is to ‘Put Africa on the Map‘ by covering these kinds of stories from all over Africa.
We are cultivating a culture of entrepreneurship in Africa by recognizing, uplifting, encouraging, and sharing tools and resources with entrepreneurs on the continent.
We share a distinctly African entrepreneurial story with hopes that we can help other entrepreneurs understand the unique dynamics which make African entrepreneurship. We share our successes, failures, limitations, strengths, strategies and the experiences which shaped us – made us African entrepreneurs – with the hope that we can make the African entrepreneurial journey a tad bit easier for those who dare to travel the path.
Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs (A.Y.E) is committed to empowering young entrepreneurs across Africa by creating platforms that facilitate intra-trade on the continent. We are dedicated to developing the next generation of outstanding African entrepreneurs, who will shape the economies and political landscapes of their home countries. It is the largest Economic group in Africa with more than 12 million pan-African members.
AEC was founded in 2012, and Rwanda has been our initial launch location. AEC’s programs in Rwanda now support over 100 entrepreneurs annually to grow their businesses in a wide range of industries.
While many organizations in Africa support economic development, most focus on the early stages of new business creation or provide short-term services. These offerings generate an abundance of ideas but too often fail to generate real enterprises that create meaningful numbers of jobs.
Instead of stimulating new business development, AEC’s programs provide on-going support to existing entrepreneurs to enter new markets, strengthen their operations, and ultimately grow their businesses.
The African Entrepreneur Collective believes in a simple concept: In order to create more jobs in Africa, we find the people who are already creating jobs and help them do it better.
Published by Entrepreneur Media SA (Pty) Ltd, Entrepreneur magazine is a premium South African business magazine. Launched in 2006, it is published under license from Entrepreneur US, America’s top-selling business magazine. Targeted at business owners and key decision makers, the monthly South African publication is the “how to” handbook for building companies.
Entrepreneur is South Africa’s best-selling business title (ABC).
Each issue of the magazine delivers relevant, incisive, high-quality content that not only inspires entrepreneurs to achieve their own business success but delivers a ‘call to action’ as well. Each issue balances inspiring local success stories that readers can learn valuable business lessons from, with reference guide-like articles that offer actionable steps entrepreneurs can implement immediately. Local and international experts also weigh in on pertinent topics, covering a broad range of business issues.