Meet Rivoningo Mhlari, the young entrepreneur who founded Rikatec

Meet Rivoningo Mhlari, the young entrepreneur who founded Rikatec

- Rivoningo Mhlari is the founder of Rikatec, an information management systems company

- He started it after industry players turned down his idea 11 times

- Forbes named him in its 30 Under 30 in Technology list recently

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24-year-old Rivoningo Mhlari didn't give up when industry players rejected his information management system idea 11 times.

Instead, he founded Rikatec, which is now a successful company. It uses big data and artificial intelligence to provide solutions in the vehicle insurance industry, Mail&Guardian reports. gathered that Rivoningo hails from Phalaborwa in Limpopo. He holds an Honours degree in Business Science from the University of Cape Town.

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He hopes to build Rikatec into a major player in Africa's technology space. Forbes Africa recently named him in its 30 Under 30 in Technology list.

Mail&Guardian also included him in its 2018 200 Young South Africans list. For Rivoningo, entrepreneurship is a fulfilling journey.

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He added that entrepreneurship gives him a chance to make an impact in society through innovation and job creation:

I became an entrepreneur because I didn’t want to be boxed into a certain career; I wanted to make a difference through being ambitious and innovative.

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Rivoningo is especially keen to see more youths venturing into entrepreneurship. This is his advice:

Just start! I am inspired by my ability to dream, the mere fact that I now have resources to make most of my dreams a reality inspires me to want more to create more.

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