2017 Most Influential Entrepreneurs Under 40

The 2017 Most Influential Entrepreneurs Under 40 was published by Ngoda Business. Some of the factors which were used to up with the list are:

  • National Relevance
  • Global Appeal
  • Social Impact
  • Motivation/Leadership
  • Economic Value
  • General Influence
  • Consistency
  • Brand Equity

Topping the list is Walter Magaya whose credits include his company Planet Africa and football team Yadah. Renowned businessman Chamu Chiwanza comes in third, while Frank Buyanga is fourth place. Rounding up the top 5 out the 40 is the flamboyant businessman, Wicknell Chivayo. Forbes’ list inductee, Knight Ganje was noted as an entrepreneur to watch out for. Making the same list is musician Mukudzeyi Mukombe better known as Jah Prayzah. Check out the top 10 list for the 2017 Most Influential Entrepreneurs Under 40.

The Class of 2017

1.Walter Magaya (Prophet)

Associated with: Planet Africa, Yadah, Author

Industry: Sports Industry, Mining, Agriculture, Banking & Finance, Media, Hospitality, Real Estate, Manufacturing

2. Tinashe Mutarisi

Associated with: Glascor, Nash Paints

Industry: Manufacturing, Retail, Real Estate, Diversified

3.Chamu Chiwanza

Associated with: Cernic Finance, AAG, The Shift, Simba Savannah, Several Boards

Industry: Finance, Real Estate, Security, Diversified

4. Frank Buyanga

Associated with: Hamilton, African Medallion Group

Industry: Finance, Real Estate, Commodities Trading, Diversified

5. Wicknell Chivayo

Associated with: Intratrek Zimbabwe

Industry: Alternative Energy, Diversified

6. Josey Mahachi

Associated with: Click Africa, YALI Fellow, Zimbabwe Investment Authority Board

Industry: Media, Retail, Diversified

7. Munyaradzi Gwatidzo

Associated with: Astro Mobile Africa

Industry: Technology (Gadget Manufacturer), Retail

8. Pasi William Sachiti

Associated with: Kar Go, Academy of Robotics / Inventor

Industry: Technology (Robotics, Futuristic, Automobile)

9. Maxwell Chikumbutso

Associated with: Saith Technology / Inventor

Industry: Technology, Energy, Aerodynamics

10. Takwana Tyaranini

Associated with: Senditoo, Ozaremit

Sectors: Technology, Telecoms, Global Remittances

To Watch

Knight Ganje

Associated with: H&G Advertising Group

Industry: Media, Advertising

Mukudzeyi Mukombe (Jah Prayzah)

Associated with: JP Studios, Military Touch Movement

Industry: Entertainment, Record Label

Ruby Lynn Laynet

Associated with: Ruby Lyn Makeup

Industry: Beauty, Cosmetics

Clinton Mutambo

Associated with:

Sectors: E-commerce

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