As more people Rwandans continue to embrace the use of social media to communicate, more young entrepreneurs in various sectors are using Twitter to engage their followers and spread the word about what they are doing.
Here’s a list of top 10 of the most interesting young Rwandan entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter:
1 – Edwin Mukizawabo
Very engaging and conversational, Edwin tweets is your bet when it comes to straight comments on topics of current affairs. He’s the major shareholder in Union Trading Company, a business that employs over 200 people.
But what kind of elections should one expect from countries like ours that can't even fund them independently?
— Madeinrwanda (@mukizaedwin) May 11, 2015
2 – Innocent Kaneza
A tech addict, Kaneza is among Rwanda’s most respected coders. His company, Esicia, has been a leader in software development, web design and development, mobile applications solutions over the years, working with government, telecoms, banks, insurance companies and NGOs. Kaneza dropped out of college in 2004 to become one of the most successful young business leaders.
I realised that in life things at which you excel are the ones you worked hard with zero support.
— Kaneza Innocent (@ikaneza) March 31, 2015
3 – Akaliza Keza Gara
Currently pursuing her post-graduate studies, Akaliza is a “serial entrepreneur” who founded Shaking Sun, a company that offers services in web development, graphic design and animation. Her recent adventure is Yambi Animation Studios. Akaliza pioneered the ‘Rwandans on Twitter’ (#RwOT) hashtag.
On mornings like this one, being a billionaire would be so convenient.
— Akaliza Keza Gara (@AkalizaKeza) March 22, 2015
4 – Clement Uwajeneza
Formerly CEO of software company AxIS, Uwajeneza is currently leading the implementation of the Rwanda Online platform, an integrated platform that will exclusively offer Government services in Rwanda, via web and mobile.
When dealing with Government, never rely on just a word like you'd do with your fellow bizman. At the end only paperwork will count.
— Clement Uwajeneza (@cuwajeneza) September 25, 2014
5 – Gael V. Ruboneka
Co-founder and CEO of illume Creative Studio, Gael is Rwanda’s leading photographer. A biologist who spent much of his childhood in the Akagera National Park and lived in Gabon for 10 years doing research, he’s the author of Butterflies of Gabon (2010).
I guess the rain is back, time to pick up the cameras #my250
— Gael Ruboneka (@Gael_RVW) February 13, 2015
6 – Diana Mpyisi
Diana co-founded Spoken Word Rwanda with aim to bring people together to celebrate the expression of self mainly through poetry, spoken word, and music. She is also the founder of Blue Oceans, a consultancy firm that specialises in media, communication and creative arts.
As we commemorate the Genocide & remember lives lost – what kind of memories do we want to create now for the future? #FutureMemories
— Diana Mpyisi (@curiousrwandan) April 27, 2015
7 – Gilbert Rwabigwi
A social entrepreneur, Rwabigwi is Rwanda’s top youth literacy advocate. He is the founder of YouLI, a nonprofit that helps young Rwandans enhance their literacy and writing skills. He is also one of the people behind Ejo Group, a business that specialises in social media and content marketing.
— Rwabigwi (@Rwabigwi) February 26, 2015
8 – Matthew Rugamba
Founder and Creative Director of House of Tayo, a fashion house which “aims to showcase this African Sophistication, Style and Flavor through contemporary, locally made clothing and accessories.”
I got attacked by bees while I was jogging… on the positive side I ran 4 seconds faster
— Tayo (@Mr_rugamba) April 21, 2015
9 – Clarisse Iribagiza
CEO at HeHe Labs, Clarisse has been Rwanda’s most celebrated young entrepreneur since her 2012 Inspire Africa win. Early this year, Forbes featured Clarisse among Africa’s top 30 most promising young entrepreneurs.
Own your success!! Tell your story… Or someone else will. My 2015 takeaway
— Iribagiza (@clairyce) December 21, 2014
10 – Aphrodice Mutangana
A social entrepreneur who initiated the Incike project, Aphrodice is the founder of FOYO Group, a tech company that offers e-health and advertisement solutions. Earlier this years, he launched Napteker, a pharmaceutical directory that provides information on important issues pertaining to drugs in Africa.
— Aphrodice Mutangana (@amutangana) April 2, 2015
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