Takunda Ralph Michael Chingonzo is a tech savvy, inspirational leader who loves working on cutting edge technology and discovering ways to monetize such technology in emerging economies. Chingonzo is the co-founder of Neolab Technology P/L, a multiple award winning start-up that is currently working on bringing free internet access to the public. He is also the co-founder of NeoEffect, a social start-up working towards the empowerment of underprivileged youth through IT literacy in southern Zimbabwe. Chingonzo is passionate about entrepreneurship and has successfully rolled out initiatives such as the MX project and BOOT Africa that strive to promote student start-ups in tertiary institutions.
Chingonzo is currently studying for a bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying and is also working towards a CISCO certification in network security. Upon the completion of his Washington Fellowship, he plans to roll out WiFi services on the “free WiFi” network called Saisai that is being developed by Neolab. He also intends on expanding his social initiatives to other tertiary institutions in Zimbabwe and southern Africa.