2018 Young Entrepreneurs Finalists announced

Bizna Kenya has unveiled 32 finalists for the Inaugural Young Entrepreneurs Awards (YEA Awards) 2018.

“We are delighted to host this event and celebrate young entrepreneurs who are doing tremendous work to meet needs in the society,” said Bizna Kenya Founder and CEO Tonnie Mello.

“Young people lead the way in many endeavours in life, especially in entrepreneurship and we are happy to cheer them on. With this initiative, things can only get better in Kenyan businesses.”

The prestigious YEA Awards is designed to recognize, celebrate and encourage upcoming and industrious young entrepreneurs aged (18 – 35 years) to improve how they operate and manage the business for increased profitability.
The voting process is set to run three weeks from today until mid-night 25th November, to determine Kenya’s top 12 Young Entrepreneurs who become the winners. The YEA Awards will see the winners, getting marketing, business support services worth over Sh. 1 Million.

The finalists are:
Fashion Award
Ian Mati, Vintara Collection KE
Valentine Nekesa, Nekesa Queens Ltd
Debbie Oyugi, Debbie Oyugi Kids

Real Estate Award
Moses Muriithi, Fanaka Real Estate Ltd
Tim Kipchumba, Questworks Ltd
Lucas Mwangi, Appropriate Design Ltd

Agripreneur Award
John Kiruthi, Farmers Trend
Rodgers Kirwa, iAgribiz Africa
Peter Ngigi, Remington Africa

Service Industry Award
Anyiko Awoko, Anyiko Public Relations
Mumbi Ndung’u, Ibua Africa
Mary Njoki, Glass House PR

Entertainment Award
Abel Mutua, Phil-It Production
Kevin Bahati, EMB Records
Anthony Mwangi, Anto Neo Soul

Hospitality Award
Muthuri Kinyamu, Turn Up Travel Global
Stephen Maithya, Stevenchy Photography
Martin Ruga, Desserts Anyone

Manufacturing Award
Collins K, Rutto, Supride Garments Ltd
Ruth Mwanzia, Kooler Waters
Mercy Kyallo, Yallo Limited

Digital Award
Samuel Majani, Ghafla
George Magunga, www.themagunga.com
Mark Kaigwa, Nendo

Young Entrepreneur of The Year-Male
Brian Gacara, Property Reality Company
Eugene Mbugua, Young Rich Television Limited
Pancras Karema, Expeditions Maasai Safaris
Meshack Alloys, Sendy

Young Entrepreneur of The Year-Female
Anerlisa Muigai, Nero Company Ltd
Nancy Amunga, Dana Communications
Lucia Musau, Africa Elite Group,
Michelle Ntalami, Marini Naturals