As a boarding student in a Ghanaian high school, Yaw Duffour-Awuah discovered that several of his classmates who lived several hundred miles away were regularly unable to travel home for brief holidays due to lack of funds.
In 2008 the Ugandan government announced that it was considering a ban on the use of polythene plastic bags.
Afiya Madzimoyo, formerly Carolyn Caver, is being recognized by Compro-Tax for her work in entrepreneurship training and professional development in contributing to the mobile tax office trend.
With MeeGenius apps downloaded over 1.5 million times, MeeGenius co-founder and CEO Wandy Hoh recently raised $2.4M Series A to offer even more digitized childrenâ€™s stories.
A web developer and entrepreneur, Samantha John wants to change the world.
CEO Nancy MacIntyre of Fingerprint builds apps for children to learn logic and math during mobile play.
After earning an MBA from Columbia, Jocelyn Leavitt founded a commercial real estate company, a vacation home rental company using social networks â€“ and is now working on Hopscotch to help kids learn to code.
Former journalist Elena Favilla co-founded iPad magazine for children (and their parents) Timbuktu and named it after the place that she wanted to go visit when she was a child â€“ Timbuktu!