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