Forbes Gathers The Best And Brightest Young Entrepreneurs in Botswana For The Second Annual Forbes Under 30 Summit

In April 2022, Forbes held its first-ever Under 30 Summit Africa, which convened the world’s most elite young entrepreneurs and game-changers. The Forbes Under 30 Summit Africa will return to Botswana once again from April 23-26, 2023, to harness the power of entrepreneurial capitalism amid a country whose growth is ripe with opportunities for young entrepreneurs and rapidly becoming a hive of business and technological innovation – not to mention a nation that ranks highest for the most women business owners than any other in Africa, continues to help define the 21st century.

Internationally recognized today as one of the best destinations for doing business in Africa, Botswana boasts a wealth of resources to entrepreneurs alike – making it an ideal location to assemble the best and brightest young business leaders to connect, learn, teach, build, and network.

Over the course of three days in Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, participants from the Under 30 Africa community, the local Botswana community and the global Under 30 network, will gather to share a platform for networking and crucial conversations rooted in sustainability, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Forbes has confirmed a world-class slate of local and international speakers who will share insights and influence for the newest – and next – generation of leaders. Those joining us in Botswana include:

  • Ghazi Shami, Founder & CEO, Empire Distribution
  • Chris Maurice, CEO, Yellow Card
  • Kailee Scales, CEO, Pencils of Promise
  • Denim Richards, Actor & Founder, Khumo Studios
  • Fireboy DML, Award Winning Afrobeats Artist
  • Uche Pedro, Founder & CEO, Bella Naija
  • Daniel Yu, Founder & CEO, Wasoko
  • Abedola Williams, Chairman, AW Network and Founder, RED | For Africa
  • Noureddine Tayebi, Founder & CEO, Yassir

“The Under 30 Summit Africa’s return to Botswana will prove once again that the country is well on its way to becoming a global hub for innovation and entrepreneurship,” said Randall Lane, Chief Content Officer, Forbes. “Bringing together the world’s top young movers and shakers will play a small role in advancing Africa’s growth and discovering new ideas in business.”

Last year, the Forbes Under 30 Summit was instrumental in aiding the young of the world to become torch bearers, remarked the President of the Repubic of Botswana, His Excelleny Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabtswe Masisi. “These young leaders are becoming the change agents of development through entrepreneurship, showing the power of hope among this generation.”

The three-day event presents an unrivaled opportunity for cultural immersion, inspiration and networking on an international scale.

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