Co-founder and CEO of Rikatec, Rivo Mhlari, is set to educate and inspire the youth at the sixth and final YouthX Live event on Friday, 10 September 2021. A tech and innovation guru in the making, Mhlari will host a masterclass sharing his journey as an entrepreneur and innovator, give tips on how to build a business from the ground up, and provide insights on how to identify opportunities that exist in tech. At 27 years old, Mhlari has been on both the Forbes 30-under-30 and Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans lists.
Having started his entrepreneurial journey in his first year of university, Mhlari has always been passionate about business.
“I wanted to become an entrepreneur to make an impactful change in the country and continent through innovation, job creation and socioeconomic enhancement. I believe that even through adversity, there’s always an opportunity to create something unique. That is why I am so excited to share my journey and experience with the youth at the YouthX Live event on the 10th.”
– Rivo Mhlari
Launched in March 2021, YouthX is a programme designed to unlock the potential of young people by giving them the opportunity to learn from other young changemakers dominating their different industries, such as Mhlari, Theo Baloyi, Sho Madjozi, Rich Mnisi and others.
“The unemployment rate in South Africa has increased and is now sitting at 34,4%, meaning that 7,8 million people are unemployed. This has been an ongoing challenge, especially among the youth of South Africa. That is why Nedbank created YouthX, a free 24/7 platform designed to connect passionate youth with likeminded individuals or changemakers such as Mhlari, who are entrepreneurs and know what it takes to succeed even in the most challenging economic times.”
– Nedbank’s Group Executive for Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Khensani Nobanda
The live event will also have a panel discussion where Mhlari will be joined by Nedbank’s Executive of Emerging Innovation, Chipo Mushwana; Co-founder of Digconnect, Alexandria Procter; and well-renowned tech blogger and eSport gamer, Sam Wright.
Young people can register by clicking on this link: https://youthx.liveevent.co.za/login. Once registered, you will be taken to the YouthX webpage where you can watch the event live and interact by commenting and asking questions. The most interactive viewers stand a chance to win prizes, courtesy of Nedbank and partners.