- 12 July 2018
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- Category: Competitive research, Funding trends
The Managing Director and Chief Software developer of a local Swazi start-up company eWorld Technology Group has been selected for the fourth cycle of The Tony Elumelu Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Programme.
This was revealed by the company’s Business Development Manager Mxolisi Hlophe.“We are happy that one of our own Sicelo Ndlangamandla has been nominated to be part of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, which is the largest African philanthropic initiative devoted to entrepreneurship.
The young entrepreneur, graduated from Limkokwin University in 2013, and opted not to look for employment but to be self-employed and provide employment opportunities to other young Swazis.In 2014, he founded his ICT company eWorld Technology which specialises in developing customised software solutions,” he said.
The programme was launched in 2015, and it represents a 10-year, E1 166 800 000 commitment, to identify and empower 10 000 African entrepreneurs, create a million jobs, and add $10 billion in revenues to Africa’s economy.
Hlophe said, through focus, dedication the young entrepreneur has worked hard to position his business as an innovative company, getting some recognition along the way.
He was once awarded for the most innovative design by UNDP-Swaziland for developing an eFarming application used by the agriculture sector; he previously won the Swaziland Beverages kick-start entrepreneurship competition, and in 2017 he was selected for YALI/Washington fellowship programme in USA.
His company works with schools to digitise school operations such as developing electronic reports software, school finance software, library/bookshop management software.
World also works with corporate customers to develop management information systems, developing database systems, data analytic and reporting systems.
Ndlangamandla’s vision is to help client’s realise efficiency and profitability through creating customised software solutions to share accurate and secure data.
The programme is said to have received more than 150 000 Africans from 114 countries worldwide applied to join the fourth cycle of The Tony Elumelu Foundation’s (TEF) 10-year, Entrepreneurship Programme.
The Foundation announced the African entrepreneurs with the most innovative, high-potential business ideas.
TEF CEO, Parminder Vir OBE, said: “Over the next nine months, the entrepreneurs will receive online training and mentoring, and will use the skills acquired to develop business plans prior to receiving E58 340 in seed capital.