Zimbabwe Tech players make it on this year's Forbes list
By Staff reporter | 04 Jul 2019 at 18:35hrs
Three Zimbabweans have made it on the Forbes #30Under30: Technology Category 2019. The list includes a compilation of young African entrepreneurs and innovators taking Africa into the future.
Shoriwa Shaun Benjamin (29), Melissa Mwale (29) and Wilford Mwanza (29) are the much-anticipated game changers in the tech industry. Here is what the three have been doing in the tech sector:
Wilford Mwanza once attempted to build a power station to increase the efficiency of the national electricity utility in Zimbabwe.
He initiated and drafted a roadmap for the establishment of a smart grid in Zimbabwe, with assistance from the management at the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC).
This spark of electricity resulted in the creation of Mwanza's company, FordOlutions. It provides simplified practical training on the applications of robotics using NXT Lego robots for SMEs, private businesses, and government organizations in Zimbabwe.
Melissa Mwale is the founder of two tech organizations: Hive Incorporation (an online fashion store) and CryptoGem Global- a peer-to-peer bitcoin exchange that allows cryptocurrency traders to trade for e-monies or local monies.
Shoriwa Shaun Benjamin
At the age of 16, Shaun Benjamin taught himself computer programming and it was not long before he mastered the trade.
Today, he is the co-founder and head software developer of Simba Solutions, formerly known as N-Sho Technologies.
The company provides business ICT solutions such as mobile apps, websites and systems, cloud servers and video production.
Forbes has other categories such as Business, Sport and Creatives were other Zimbabweans such as Kim Jayde, Terrence Mathe, Khanyisile Madonko-Nderezina and Gilmore Moyo have also managed to be part of through making waves in their various sectors.