8. Kariuki Gathitu
Karikuri is the founder of MPAYER. It’s a mobile money management system, has been widely acknowledged and received awards for innovation.
MPAYER recently won second position in a global competition held in South Africa called Dragons Den. It was the best application in Africa and second in the world among 50 top startups globally. MPAYER is having great impact in the SME space in Kenya, allowing small businesses to build strong scalable businesses.
Kariuki is passionate about innovation, technology and business. He is also involved in youth advocacy and from time to time travels around the continent speaking to young people about entrepreneurship. He has worked with the African union, the World Bank and even governments in this capacity.