Today Is Our Birthday!



On the 9th of October, 2015 at exactly 8.00pm, our television series went on air for the first time after several weeks of production and we have not looked back since then!

Under 40 CEOs is 5 and we reckon that its evolution into a Pan-African community of young business leaders committed to building Africa into a continent of 1st world nations by empowering young emerging and aspiring business people should be celebrated.

In August we commenced our celebration in August by giving away 555 free memberships and continued in September with giving away 50,500 copies of our book and this month we will be turning it up a notch as we give out $1,300 seed-funding to 5 businesses in October.


Click here to get a free digital copy of our book – Under 40 CEOs – How We Made It In Africa. Volume 1

This October, we will commence the pitch for our 5th anniversary JumpStart Fund. 5 businesses founded and run by Africans will receive a grant of $1,300 for their business.

The businesses will not just receive the funds but also work with seasoned business leaders within our community who will mentor them on their journey to building sustainable businesses.

The winning businesses will also leverage Under 40 CEOs media platforms to expose the businesses and will be supported to raise further capital as necessary for business growth.

Click here to apply.

The Misk Global Forum Youth Roadmap for 2020

You may recall that in September we partnered with Misk Foundation Saudi Arabia on this global survey on the well-being of young business leaders for its Youth Roadmap for 2020. Click here to download report.

Season 2 on YouTube. See October premieres!

We launched Season 2 of Under 40 CEOs on our YouTube page on Monday the 13th of July, 2020 and will be releasing on a weekly basis a total of 52 episodes of inspiring young African business leaders who have built and are building businesses across various industries.

In September, we featured Banky Wellington, CEO at EME Nigeria; Lilian Odim, CEO at The Audrey Pack Nigeria; Ernest Kayinamura, CEO at Hexacomb Rwanda and Sandile Shezi, CEO at Rivoltare South Africa. Missed the episodes? Click here to watch.

In October we will be delivering 4 fresh and exciting episodes. Click here to set a reminder for the premiere(s).

At Under 40 CEOs, we remain committed to supporting you and your business to not only survive these times but to thrive.

Keep staying safe and stay in touch with us via email or any of our social media platforms.