About Mixo Ngoveni

Connecting the right people

Mixo Fortune Ngoveni is the Founder/CEO of an organisation where young, skilled, creative and ambitious tech minds meet to connect. He himself is a young tech entrepreneur, mobile ninja, connector, social media geek, amateur chef, member of Tedx Pretoria’s organising team and brand manager for Red Bull Basement South Africa.

In 2010 he represented Tshwane University of Technology, at the Microsoft Imagine Cup local finals and went on to be selected as one of six Microsoft Student Partners in South Africa. His work with Geekulcha has been profiled by the World Bank and Info Dev in the form of a case study and mini documentary video.

In 2014 he was nominated by SAINE as one of Tomorrow’s Leaders and became one of 30 Youth Villages’ Most Inspirational Young South Africans. Edgars featured him in their 2015 February Edgars Club Magazine edition.

He is one of the Sowetan Top 100 Young Bosses in South Africa for 2015 & 2016 and is also one of Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans for 2015. In 2016 Mixo became one of the Top 100 Superbalist, HTXT Africa’s Top 10 Young South African’s in Tech, Youth Village Top 30 Under 30 Young Inspiring Africans and Ventureburn’s Top 31 entrepreneurs Under 40 making waves in South Africa.

In 2017 Mixo was selected as one of the Top IITPSA IT Personality of the Year.

Mixo has been featured on the following platforms Dstv Edge Ed, Tech Report, Tech Busters, eNCA, CliffCentral, YFM, SAFM, Tshwane FM, StepUp to A Startup, and SABC’s Shift, Startupgrind Pretoria, Brainstorm Magazine, ITWeb, Ventureburn.

Projects

Startup Weekend

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening. Startup Weekend has grown into an organization with a global presence.

MTN App of the Year

The MTN App of the Year Awards is a champion of app development in South Africa; celebrating local talent and out-of-the-box thinkers that drive disruption and change.

WRC Hackathon

The Water Research Commission (WRC) was established in terms of the Water Research Act (Act No 34 of 1971), following a period of serious water shortage. It was deemed to be of national importance to generate new knowledge and to promote the country’s water research purposefully, owing to the view held that water would be one of South Africa’s most limiting factors in the 21st century.

THE HACKATHON IS SET FOR: Solving technical problems in new and innovative ways. The approach of a hackathon is very constructive, and young programmers work to solve real problems and create a useful and tangible solutions during these events.

Geekulcha Annual Hackathon

The Geekulcha Hackathon is an annual event that takes places for Africa developer ecosystem. It’s a 42 hours challenge that gathers different students under one roof so they can solves challenges using technology.

South Africa, we have a plan...

Do three things. Learn, create and share. Always be doing one of those three things, and you'll live a happy and fulfilled life.

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