Thursday, March 23, 2023

Forbes Gathers The Best And Brightest Young Entrepreneurs in Botswana For The Second Annual Forbes Under 30 Summit Africa

 NEW YORK - Thursday, 23. March 2023

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- In April 2022, Forbes held its first-ever Under 30 Summit Africa, which convened the world’s most elite young entrepreneurs and game-changers. The Forbes Under 30 Summit Africa will return to Botswana once again from April 23-26, 2023, to harness the power of entrepreneurial capitalism amid a country whose growth is ripe with opportunities for young entrepreneurs and rapidly becoming a hive of business and technological innovation – not to mention a nation that ranks highest for the most women business owners than any other in Africa, continues to help define the 21st century.

Internationally recognized today as one of the best destinations for doing business in Africa, Botswana boasts a wealth of resources to entrepreneurs alike – making it an ideal location to assemble the best and brightest young business leaders to connect, learn, teach, build, and network.

Over the course of three days in Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, participants from the Under 30 Africa community, the local Botswana business community and the global Under 30 network, will gather to share a platform for networking and crucial conversations rooted in sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Forbes has confirmed a world-class slate of local and international speakers who will share insights and influence for the newest – and next–generation of leaders. Those joining us in Botswana include:

Ghazi Shami, Founder & CEO, Empire Distribution

Chris Maurice, CEO, Yellow Card

Kailee Scales, CEO, Pencils of Promise

Denim Richards, Actor & Founder, Khumo Studios

Fireboy DML, Award Winning Afrobeats Artist

Uche Pedro, Founder & CEO, Bella Naija

James Z, Cofounder & CEO, Jambo

Daniel Yu, Founder & CEO, Wasoko

Abedola Williams, Chairman, AW Network and Founder, RED | For Africa

Noureddine Tayebi, Founder & CEO, Yassir

“The Under 30 Summit Africa Summit’s return to Botswana will prove once again that the country is well on its way to becoming a global hub for innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Randall Lane, Chief Content Officer, Forbes. “Bringing together the world’s top young movers and shakers will play a small role in advancing Africa’s growth and discovering new ideas in business.”

Last year, the Forbes Under 30 Africa Summit was instrumental in aiding the youth of the world to become torch bearers, remarked the President of the Republic of Botswana, His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi. “These young leaders are becoming the torch bearers and change agents of development through entrepreneurship, showing the power of hope among this generation.”

The three-day event presents an unrivalled opportunity for cultural immersion, inspiration and networking on an international scale.

To learn more about the 2023 Forbes Under 30 Africa summit, click here. To join the conversation online, follow #Under30Summit.

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