5 Young Entrepreneurs to Watch

To make it on the Forbes list is one of the biggest or rather most famous financial accolades one can earn. We went on the hunt for a big of inspiration, a bit of #MondayMotivation and came up with South Africa’s top 5 young entrepreneurs to watch.

  1. Julie Alexander Fourie

Julie Alexander Fourie is the owner of iFix which he founded in 2007. iFix repairs and services all Apple devices ranging from iPods, iPads, iPhones and Macs. However, his services aren’t limited to Apple merchandise either, he works on Samsung Smart Phones and Tables. His company also offers a wide range of mobile accessories.

  1. Bheki Kunene

Bheki Kunene, Khayelitsha entrepreneur, is the owner of Mind Trix Mediea, a creative design agency that specialises in branding and web development. His Gugulethu-based company has created eight jobs and there is no doubt that he will be the creator of many more.

  1. Rupert Bryant

Rupert Bryant is the co-founder of ISP Web Africa, a company which prints and manufactures a variety of promotional goods. He re-launched Accommodation Direct in 2014 which is an online tourism business that specialises in short-term accommodation rentals. This promising entrepreneur has a dream to sail around the world. With the work he is doing, he might reach that goal sooner than he thinks.

  1. Ludwick Marishane

This young man is not only an entrepreneur but inventor as well. He invented DryBath, a gel that does the work of a bath without the need for water! He founded Headboy Industries and it is said that he was still in school when he came up with the idea of DryBath.

  1. Doug Hornle

Many students out there find it difficult to study and this young entrepreneur saw the gap and filled it. He is the founder of Rethink Education, a platform that delivers educational content into ‘bite-sized bits’. It is presented in social networking style and chat interface. The goal of this platform is to promote learning in South African high schools. It can be used to complement Maths and Science concepts both in and out of the classroom. Rethink has distributed math and science content to more than 500 000 South Africans and is expanding in Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Ghana. We bet there are many students out there grateful for this company’s efforts.

While there are many successful entrepreneurs out there, we’ve shared these stories with you to encourage you to rise above your situation. We shouldn’t let anything keep us from reaching our goals and becoming financially independent.There’s always a way out.

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