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Takunda
Chingonzo

Entrepreneur, Innovation Consultant, International Speaker

About

Takunda (Tkay) Chingonzo is an entrepreneur who loves working with new and emerging technologies, and believes that information technology should be an extension of the human existence. He is passionate about entrepreneurship in Africa and the nurturing of such into disruptive organizations that bring sustainable change. He is the co-founder of Neolab Technology P/L, a multi award winning company known as the “Startup factory” that works with young entrepreneurs in helping them turn disruptive ideas into scalable companies.

Takunda’s Vision is to see a connected Africa leveraging on technology built by Africans, by striving to help build 100 startups in and around Africa by the year 2020. He has spoken at numerous international conferences the likes of the Global Philanthropy Forum and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Takunda has had the opportunity to interview President Obama on issues relating to enterprising African entrepreneurs. His work with Neolab has seen him help build over 20 startups so far and has mentored a good number at events like Startup Weekend in pursuit of his life mission, which is to help build enduring companies. He is a Mandela Washington Fellow, Yunus and Youth Fellow and a Kairos Fellow. He has also received numerous awards and recognitions attributed to his various work in empowering and driving the spirit of entrepreneurship across Africa.

  • Startups worked with 30
  • Speaker Engagements 20
  • Internships & Fellowships 6
  • Startups co-founded 4
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Services

Innovation
Consultancy

Leveraging on the numerous years and experience in entrepreneurship and starting up, i work with startups and existing businesses in developing a culture of innovation and efficient execution within the enterprise. I firmly believe in the power of FRUGAL INNOVATION as the most sustainable method of creating a product that will have impact and create value in communities.

Speaker engagement and Panel Moderation

I love sharing the lessons I have learnt in trying to startup and grow a tech company in an emerging economy. The things I wish I knew going in and learnt the hard way through the successes and failures my team and I have enjoyed. The year on year worth of experience has also given a unique perspective on the growing trends surrounding technology, and its adoption in a constantly evolving market.

Growth
Hacking

Starting up is hard, it is riddled with so many variables that can easily invalidate a startup’s product. I help founders figure out the quickest way to get their product to market and get valuable user feedback that can be used to reduce the risk associated with starting up. Taking a team from ideation through to the commercialization of their product, I also work on incorporating processes that make that innovation sustainable and scalable.

What they say

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Sameul Noname
Something LLC. Florida

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Tara Anonymus
Awesome Ltd. Birmingham

Organisations I have Worked With

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Global Startu Battle Logo
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Kairos Society Logo
Lead Us Today Logo
Yunus&Youth Logo
Skyhub Logo
The App Factory Logo
Demo Africa Logo
The World Bank Logo
Boost Fellowship Logo
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Portfolio

I love technology, i love it so much that i have dedicated my work to building enduring companies in and around Africa. I work with transient entrepreneurs and Digital Nomads in creating disruptive technology. It is all part of this revolution, this burning desire i have to build the world that i want to live in and so with each startup, with each problem we solve we take a leap forward towards what we are to be, it is what we are slowly becoming.

Neolab Logo
Neolab Technology
The Devshop Logo
The Devshop
Frello Logo
Frello
Washen Logo
Washen
HackShack Logo
HackShack
Saisai Logo
Saisai Wireless
X-Beta Logo
X-Beta
Foodie Logo
Foodie
Prola Health Logo
Prola Health
DesignWorks Logo
Design Works
Room8 Logo
Room8
Hunch Logo
Hunch
Neostore Logo
Neostore
Teeme Logo
Teeme
Teverah Logo
Teverah
Neon Logo
Neon
Hubvisa Logo
Hubvisa
2mira Logo
2mira
Advertifi Logo
Advertifi
Depositor Logo
Depositor
Styliststation Logo
Stylist Station
StartupClinic Logo
Startup Clinic
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Arc SMS
Mixmatch Logo
MixMatch
Chase Music Player Logo
Chase Music Player
Neospot Logo
Neospot
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NeoTV
DoSomething Campaign Logo
DoSomething Campaign
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Code Challenge

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