Mar 20, 17. Tech

Edwin Bruno, founder and CEO of Smart Codes Limited has been named among the Forbes Africa 30 under 30 Class of 2016. He is a Tanzanian entrepreneur, and winner of the 2015 Tanzania Leadership Awards, taking the prize of Young Achiever of the Year.

Ancillar Mangena, a FORBES AFRICA journalist and an under 30 herself said, “the list represents people we believe have the potential to one day be on the FORBES AFRICA cover, meaning they will have a net worth of no less than $200 million, employ thousands of people and help grow the African continent.”

But who is Edwin Bruno and the successful company he founded? Smart Codes is an awards winning Tanzanian full service digital agency. Smart Codes aims at making sure organizations reach their target audience in an easy and simple cost effective way through social media marketing, web, mobile and multiple digital devices.

When asked about the list, Mr. Bruno said “I am honored to represent the amazing work which is being done by my team. We’ve been working hard to develop solutions for our clients and ourselves. There have been many sleepless nights, and although this list mentioned me, it is really for the whole team.”

We asked him about other achievements and awards, he said “Last, year our cutting edge mobile app M-Paper was recognized by Apps Africa, and won the Best Educational Innovation App in Africa. M-paper lets users read all newspapers from cover to cover on their mobile phones or desktops at half the price.”

Speaking on the future of Smart Codes, m-paper and the tech environment in general, the young achiever said “Forbes Africa believes we have the potential to be on the cover of Forbes, it is up to us to make sure we do and we will. The tech industry is here to stay, so is Smart Codes.


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