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Bizna Kenya Unveils Nominees for YEA Awards 2018

Joseph 3 years ago

By Moses Adongo

Enterprise Development portal, Bizna Kenya yesterday unveiled 32 nominees for its first edition of Young Entrepreneurs Awards (YEA Awards) 2018.

The awards are meant to recognize and encourage upcoming exceptional young entrepreneurs to improve on their business for increase profitability. The event which draws entries from youth aged between 18- 35 years in different categories, recognizes among others the best male and female young entrepreneurs of the year.

“We are delighted to host this event and celebrate young entrepreneurs who are doing tremendous work to meet needs in the society. Young people lead the way in many endeavors in life, especially in entrepreneurship and we are happy to cheer them on. With this initiative, things can only get better in Kenyan businesses,” said Bizna Kenya CEO Tonnie Mello.

The nomination processed that ended on October 20, 2018, saw participants nominate themselves or by partners, colleagues and customers.

After a thorough analysis and verification by a panel of judges, the nominees were pitched in categories to compete for marketing offers, business support services and over Sh1 million price.

The voting process which is available on vote runs until the midnight of November 25, 2018.

The following are the nominees that were shortlisted for the awards;

Fashion Award

  • Ian Mati- Vintara Collection Ltd
  • Valentine Nekesa Nekesa- Queens Ltd
  • Debbie Oyugi- Debbie Oyugi Kids

Real Estate Award

  • Moses Muriithi- Fanaka Real Estate Ltd
  • Tim Kipchumba- Questworks Ltd
  • Lucas Mwangi- Appropriate Design Ltd

Agripreneur Award

  • John Kiruthi- Farmers Trend
  • Rodgers Kiwa- iAgribiz Africa
  • Peter Ngigi- Remington Africa

Service Industry Award

  • Anyiko Awoko- Anyiko Public Relations
  • Mumbi Ndung’u- Ibua Africa
  • Mary Njoki- Glass House PR

Entertainment Award

  • Abel Mutua- Phil It Production
  • Kevin Bahati – EMB Records
  • Anthony Mwangi- Anto Neo Soul

Hospitality Award

  • Muthuri Kinyamu, Turn Up Travel Global
  • Stephen Maithya, Stevenchy Photography
  • Martin Ruga, Desserts Anyone

Manufacturing Award

  • Collins K, Rutto, Sunpride Garments Ltd
  • Ruth Mwanzia, Kooler Waters
  • Mercy Kyallo, Yallo Limited

Digital Award

  • Samuel Majani, Ghafla
  • George Magunga, www.themagunga.com
  • Mark Kaigwa, Nendo

Young Entrepreneur of The Year-Male

  • Brian Gacara, Property Reality Company
  • Eugene Mbugua, Young Rich Television Limited
  • Pancras Karema, Expeditions Maasai Safaris
  • Meshack Alloys, Sendy

Young Entrepreneur of The Year-Female

  • Anerlisa Muigai, Nero Company Ltd
  • Nancy Amunga, Dana Communications
  • Lucia Musau, Africa Elite Group

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