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She Leads Africa has announced the top 10 finalists for the 2014 Entrepreneur Showcase.

The finalists were selected from a pool of 380 applications based in more than 27 countries, these young entrepreneurs represent the best young female entrepreneurs across the continent. They will present their businesses to panel of esteemed business leaders, investors from leading venture capital firms, and the media on September 20th in Lagos and compete for more than $30,000 in cash and prizes.

Here are the finalists:

Afrocentric Bamboo Limited – Kumasi, Ghana


Afrocentric Bamboo Limited designs, develops, and markets bamboo bikes and frames and related products and services.

Banke Kuku Textiles – London, United Kingdom

Banke Kuku Textiles designs African inspired luxury fabrics and accessories for the fashion, interiors and soft furnishings markets.

Fashpa – Lagos, Nigeria

fashpa is an online retailing platform, dedicated to providing African consumers with access to fashion and lifestyle brands.

Lizzie’s Creations – Abuja, Nigeria


Lizzie’s Creations develops mobile and web applications uniquely aimed at the development and education of women and children in Africa.

Loue 1 Voiture (Book 1 Car) – Casablanca, Morocco


Loue 1 Voiture is the first online  platform that enables you to reserve a car from big and small car hire companies in Morocco.

Mamelette – Lagos, Nigeria


Mamalette is a website and information portal dedicated to the needs of Nigerian parents and parents to be.

MKP Fast Foods – Johannesburg, South Africa


MKP Fast Foods creates youth employment in SA by operating a low cost, scalable mobile kitchen for a growing chicken brand, Galito’s.

Night Bus – Johannesburg, South Africa


Night Bus is a safe, cool way of getting around town at night. We enrich the party experience by bringing people closer to brands they love.

Rare Customs – New York, USA


Rare Customs connects SME’s to emerging African tourism and investment trends.

Thandos – Lagos, Nigeria


Thandos provides a platform that empowers aspiring African artists to design women’s fashion footwear that is comfortable, convenient and affordable.

Photo Credit: Steve Snodgrass via Compfight cc

Muyiwa Matuluko Author

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