COMPANY – TESFAYE, LIYA, WOINSHET, ECO PAPER MANUFACTURING P/SHIP

COMPANY – TESFAYE, LIYA, WOINSHET, ECO PAPER MANUFACTURING P/SHIP FOUNDER: TESFAYE MEKONNEN INSPIRATION TO START THE BUSINESS Tesfaye Mekonnen started his paper recycling business in 2015 with the vision of producing environmentally friendly handmade paper out of waste paper and natural organic fibres, which are easily available in Ethiopia. His educational background is Theology (Masters) and Community Development (BA). The integration of these two disciplines

COMPANY – TARSAM GREEN FOUNDER – TARIKAYEHU GEBRE- SILASSIE

COMPANY: TARSAM GREEN FOUNDER: TARIKAYEHU GEBRE SELASSIE INSPIRATION TO START THE BUSINESS Most of the products which are available in the market for agriculture sectors such as for farmers and animal husbandry are non-organic chemicals which affect the environment. They also affect the farmer’s productivity on the land as well as his health. In addition, all users of the farmer’s crops for food purpose people

TEBITA AMBULANCE SERVICE – FOUNDER: KIBRET ABEBE

COMPANY: TEBITA AMBULANCE SERVICE(www.tebitaambulance.com)FOUNDER: KIBRET ABEBE INSPIRATION TO START THE BUSINESSKibret Abebe is a professional anesthetist with over 25 years’ experience. He established TEBITA Ambulance after witnessing the poor conditions of victims of traffic accidents and other emergency medical patients when they arrived at local Addis Ababa hospitals. Kibret saw the need to improve patient transportation and pre-hospital care. He proposed the concept of

COMPANY- NUTRI-DENSE AGRO FOOD PROCESSING

COMPANY – NUTRI-DENSE AGRO FOOD PROCESSING FOUNDER: ALEM GREILING INSPIRATION TO START THE BUSINESS:As a nutrition advisor, I observed that our community is not always used to consuming healthy and nutritious foods. Although it is a challenge to make a change in the long-standing habits of Ethiopians, I felt I need to make a start.  BACKGROUND OF FOUNDER:Alem has a chemistry and food engineering

COMPANY-WHIZ KIDS

COMPANY: WHIZ KIDS FOUNDER: BRUKTAWIT TIGABU INSPIRATION TO START THE BUSINESSMore than 300,000 children under five die in Ethiopia every year, 70 per cent of them from diarrhea, malaria, pneumonia, measles and malnutrition. Bruktawit Tigabu produced educational TV and Radio programs such as, Tsehai Loves Learning to teach millions of children and their parents basic health education.Whiz Kids Workshop was established with a strong

BASSO COLLECTION

COMPANY: BASSO COLLECTION FOUNDER:  SALSAWIT TSEGA INSPIRATION TO START THE BUSINESS:Salsawit was always curious about tires and tubes and used to experiment with such materials at a young age. Her father who was in the transport business owned trucks. Growing up, she recalls the piles of old truck tires and inner tubes that were stacked at the back of their house as her father

COMPANY NAME: ETHIOPIAN SKIN BEAUTY SECRETS

FOUNDER:  YORDANOS GOUSHE INSPIRATION TO START THE BUSINESS:Addressing the issue of finding   effective and safe beauty products   that work   for  black   women’s   hair  and skin. BACKGROUND OF FOUNDER:Yordanos ‘s initial career was in journalism. She had studied communications and graduated from Addis Ababa University.  After living in the US, she lived moved to Ghana and became involved in the production of natural skin products

COMPANY NAME: AKLILL

COMPANY: AKLILL FOUNDER:   YIDIDIYA DAMTEW  INSPIRATION TO START THE BUSINESS:Ethiopia has ample cultural and natural resources but little has been done in utilizing this resource for sustainable product development. When starting Aklill, we aspired to find a space where culture, sustainability and innovation overlap. Hence, we promote culture by designing products that are inspired by Ethiopian heritage; support sustainability by using environmentally – friendly

GREEN ETHIOPIA

COMPANY: GREEN ETHIOPIA FOUNDERS:1.Biruktawit Dawit2. Ghionawit Gebru3. Iman Mustafa4. Birtukan Legessa DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS ACTIVITIESGreen Ethiopia is a private company that works on organic fertilizer production towards enhancing soil fertility, plant growth, and yield in Ethiopia. Our company produces organic fertilizers that are derived from organic wastes and sell the product to farmers, institutions and individuals. Green Ethiopia developed a prototype (organic fertilizer and

BAMBOO LABS

COMPANY: BAMBOO LABS FOUNDER: ABEL HAILE GIORGIS: INSPIRATION TO START THE BUSINESS: Bamboo is a sustainable material of the 21st century and Ethiopia holds the highest share of bamboo resource in Africa (70% of the total share of African bamboo is found in Ethiopia). A good attribute to bamboo is that it is a fast-growing grass requiring significantly less land water to grow than,