Mixo Fortune Ngoveni is a young Tech entrepreneur, Mobile ninja, Connector, Social media geek, a member of Tedx Pretoria organizing team and Founder/CEO of Geekulcha (www.geekulcha.com)
In 2010 he represented his institution, Tshwane University of Technology, at the Microsoft Imagine Cup local finals.In 2011 Microsoft selected him as one of 6 students in the country to become Microsoft Student Partners. He is currently an alumni MSP. His work with Geekulcha and the young tech minds has been profiled and published by the World Bank and Info Dev in the form of a case study and mini documentary video.
In 2014 he got nominated by SAINE as one of Tomorrow’s Leaders and got selected as one of 30 most inspirational young people in South Africa by Youth Village. Edgars featured him in their 2015 February Edgars Club Magazine edition. He has been selected as one of the Top 100 Young Bosses in South Africa by Sowetan and is also one of the Mail and Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans for 2015.
The 28 year old Ngoveni, studied business informatics at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), but early on realised that his passion lay in bringing people together to solve IT problems
Mixo has been featured on tech shows like Edge Ed, Tech Busters, eNCA,CliffCentral and SABC’s Shift
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Geekulcha – A fusion of the words Geek (technologist) and Culture (the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement).They are a community of geeks who are embracing a culture of innovation & creation through technology.
Geekulcha is an entity where the “young, skilled, creative and ambitious” tech minds meet and connect, share knowledge, collaborate on projects, network with industry leaders, obtain training to further improve and enhance their skills all to empower the next generation with the confidence and multi-disciplinary skills needed to compete in the new economy.
Geekulcha’s mission is to empower young tech minds (high school, tertiary and the unemployed) through ICT skills development and networking while giving them industry exposure and thus creating jobs.While their vision is to become the tech hub that the youth call their own and be the catalyst for a new youth culture that creates more technology than they consume.
It’s recently launched an initiative with the Innovation Hub in Pretoria that takes school pupils from Ga-Rankuwa, Mamelodi and Soweto and helps them develop applications to address specific issues they’re facing in their communities.
Pupils are hosted at different venues each Saturday, including the University of Johannesburg Soweto campus, the Innovation Hub and the Vaal University of Technology.
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