From Tech Start-Ups To TEDx - The Amazing Achievements Of A Young Entrepreneur

14 Dec 2017
Nkosana Mafico, 2017 valedictorian, graduated with a Bachelor of Business Management (Honours). 

As he gave the valedictory speech at his graduation ceremony, award-winning entrepreneur, youth leader and ‘global changemaker’ Nkosana Mafico can add yet another title to the list – that of academic researcher.

The Zimbabwe-born student, aged just 23, has already led a tech start-up through a funding round, started a social enterprise and represented Australia at international business events. Although he has always considered himself as ‘an entrepreneur and not a researcher’, he has now completed his Bachelor of Business Management Honours and is enrolling for a PhD with UQ Business School.

He also founded the Council for Young Africans Living Abroad (CYALA), a social enterprise which challenges the negative image of Africa portrayed in the media by helping to develop young Africans as future leaders. So far, it has delivered over 30 professional development workshops for over 900 African youths.

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