INNOVATOR SHOWCASE – MONTHLY INNOVATOR PROFILES

 
Every couple of months, Ethiopian Innovator will feature monthly profiles of entrepreneurs undertaking innovative business activities that have the potential to make significant social impact as they scale up their operations.

Some of these innovations may already be taking place in other countries. In our showcase section, besides homegrown innovations, we are recognizing those entrepreneurs that are replicating innovations from other countries. There is much we can learn from other countries, and we want to encourage replicating/ building on best practice.

Most of the entrepreneurs profiled every month have already been operating at least a year and have developed products that they have introduced to the market. A few have their product developed but have not entered the market. The main challenge they all face is access to finance to scale up their operations and make impact.

CONTACT
For those people who are interested in finding out more about the SOCIAL /DIGITAL INNOVATORS that we have profiled, please email us at: ethiopianinnovator@gmail.com

COMPANY: ALEBET STRING ART STUDIO

COMPANY: ALEBET SPRING ART STUDIO FOUNDER: ALEMAYEHU BEKELE INSPIRATION TO START THE BUSINESS:His love of architecture and art. BACKGROUND OF FOUNDER:Education:Graduate of University of Mekelle, Ethiopian Institute of Technology (2017)Work Experience:Currently…

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…

GREEN ETHIOPIA

COMPANY: GREEN ETHIOPIA FOUNDERS:1.Biruktawit Dawit2. Ghionawit Gebru3. Iman Mustafa4. Birtukan Legessa INSPIRATION TO START THE BUSINESS: Due to an increase in demand of agriculture production, the need of soil fertility…

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…

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…

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,…

COMPANY: SABI

COMPANY NAME: SABI FOUNDER (S):  ABDULAZIZ YESUF, BEKA, BELACHEW, ZELALEM TEKLUINSPIRATION TO START THE BUSINESS: We noticed the opportunity to provide affordable tech talent to startups in the U.S and…

COMPANY : GOODAYON

COMPANY NAME: GOODAYON (https://gooday.io) FOUNDER: ALEM ABREHA INSPIRATION TO START THE BUSINESS:Lack of digital presence and access for low economy-class gig workers. Gig workers in home cooking, cleaning and repair…

COMPANY: TERAKI APP

COMPANY NAME: TERAKI APP FOUNDER: NAHOM TSEGAYE INSPIRATION TO START THE BUSINESS:The scarcity of Ethiopian audiobooks and podcasts and the unavailability of a free platform for creators to house audio…

TELSEM ROBOTICS AND AI

COMPANY NAME: TELSEM ROBOTICS AND AI FOUNDER:  MESERET AMBEL INSPIRATION TO START THE BUSINESS:Students are losing interest in learning through regular education since it is mostly theoretical. They often don’t…

COMPANY NAME: BALUBET

COMPANY NAME: BALUBET FOUNDER: JERUSALEM MERSHA INSPIRATION TO START THE BUSINESS:Jerusalem started the company to create jobs for the many youth who became unemployed as a result of the motorcycle ban…