- 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
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.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Rivoningo hails from Phalaborwa in Limpopo. He holds an Honours degree in Business Science from the University of Cape Town.
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.
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.
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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