Co Founder SafeBoda Among 30 Forbes 2018 African Entrepreneurs


Co Founder SafeBoda Among 30 Forbes 2018 African Entrepreneurs

Ricky Rapa Thompson has been named among 30 most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa 2018.

Forbes Magazine, an American business periodical published bi-weekly and features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics, celebrated Ricky.

The 29-year-old Ugandan entrepreneur is a co-founder of SafeBoda Uganda’s ‘Uber’ for Boda Bodas.

Mfonobong Nsehe a Contributor for Forbes writes that Ricky “has been instrumental to growing Safeboda into a large community of over 1,000 riders who have come to embrace technology through the SafeBoda app.

When City Television Uganda caught up with Ricky at Wizarts Foundation, during the maiden episode for the Cash Incubator content show, the inspirational SafeBoda Co founder spoke fondly about his hard past and how he won’t give up pursuing new things and taking his business idea to greater levels.

Find the full two-part interview City Television conducted with Ricky Rapa Thompson on March 17, 2018.



Below are some of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2018

  1. 24-year old Tanzanian Patricia Majule, director and founder of Unique Favors TZ.
  2. Ricky Papa Thompson, Ugandan, 29-year-old founder of SafeBoda.
  3. Doreen Estazia Noni, Tanzanian founder of Eskado Bird.
  4. 30-year-old Nigerian Ronke Bamisedun, founder of BWL Agency.
  5. Mostafa Kandil, Mahmoud Nouh, Ahmed Sabbah, Egyptians and co-founders of Swvl.
  6. Rodrique Msechu, Tanzanian founder of Anza Strategy.
  7. June Syowia, 22-year-old Kenyan founder of Beiless Group.
  8. 23-year-old Ibrahima Ben Aziz Konate, founder of Poultry d’Or from Cote D’Ivoire.
  9. Nigerian Nasir Yammama, founder of Verdant Agri-Tech.
  10. Simbarashe Mhuriro, 32-year-old Zimbabwean founder of Oxygen Energy Private Limited.
  11. 28-year-old Algerian Abdellah Mallek, founder of Sylabs.
  12. 31-year-old Kenyan founder of Recours Four Kenya Consultants Limited (R4Kenya), Gloria Michelle Otieno Muka.
  13. Brigitha Faustin, 31-year-old Tanzanian founder and managing Director of OBRI Company.
  14. Nigerian Harold Okwa, 30, founder of Vestates.
  15. Rajiv Mehta, 32-year-old Kenyan founder of Tangerine Investments.
  16. 33-year-old Nigerian founder of Krystal Digital Temitope Ogunsemo.
  17. 28-year-old South African, Nthabibiseng Mosia, founder of Easy Solar.
  18. 30-year-old Nigerian founder of Jetvan, Oluwatobi Ajayi.
  19. 28-year-old Kenyan, Paul Kihiko, who founded Wing It Nairobi.
  20. 27-year-old Nigerian, Abubakar Sadiq Mohammed Falalu, founder of Falgates.
  21. Etop Ikpe, Nigerian founder of Cars45.
  22. 27-year-old MIT grad and Nigerian founder of Fibre, Obinna Okwodu.
  23. Nigerian education entrepreneur, Gossy Ukanwoke, 30, founder of BAU Executive Education.
  24. Rahma Bajun, 29-year-old Tanzanian founder and Creative Director of MnM Clothing Line.
  25. 25-year-old Tanzanian Idris Sultan, who won the 2014 edition of “Big Brother Africa“and founded Sultan by Foremen.
  26. Kenyan Anerlisa Muigai, 30-year-old founder of Nero.
  27. Fahad Awadh, Tanzanian, 30-year-old founder of YYTZ Agro-Processing.
  28. Jean Bosco Nzeyimana, Rwandan founder and CEO of Habona Limited.


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