23-year-old June Syowia is the Founder and CEO of Beiless Group, a marketing firm based in Nairobi. The company provides creative advertising and technology solutions for businesses. Syowia also co-founded a social venture in the slum area where she grew up immediately after finishing high school in 2013.
In 2015, Syowia founded Beiless that offers services like services online media campaigns, social media management, strategic online communication, digital advertising and content creation. This stems from her love for innovating.
The idea of starting up a company came about when Syowia attended a Google digital training class that sparked her interest in technology and digital advertising in her second year at university. This propelled her to discover the power of the internet in enabling small organisations and businesses to scale up through online sales and visibility. Then she started to grow the idea by getting a laptop and pitched her marketing services for free to friends.
She is an economics student at the University of Nairobi and the brainchild of Student Grind which she manages at YEN Africa. She had been named one of 100 Most Influential Young Kenyans in 2016, and received the Founder Of The Year Award nomination by The Founder Kenya in 2016. In 2017, Syowia won the Global Student Entrepreneur Award in Kenya and was named one of 100 Brightest Young Minds in Africa by BYM Africa 2017.