Lindiwe Matlali | The Speakers Firm


Lindiwe Matlali is the Founder and CEO of Africa Teen Geeks; an NGO that teaches kids how to code. She is currently studying towards MS in Technology Management from Columbia University in New York as well as a Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Stanford University.

Her numerous accolades includes Young Business awards top 3 finalist, Mail & Guardian Top young South Africans 2014 ,TechWomen Fellow 2017, Innov8tive Magazine Top 50 Visionary Women in #Tech To Watch in 2017, Destiny Magazine Power of 40 a list of South Africa’s powerful women under 40, Top 50 most inspiring women in tech 2017, MTN Women in ICT Community Builder Recognition Award 2018 and Fairlady/Santam Social Entrepreneur 2018.

Lindiwe is also an accomplished speaker, she gave a Tedx talk at TEDxBeaconStreet in Boston Massachusetts and at the 20th MIT Venture Capital and Innovation Conference in 2018.

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CEO of Africa Teen Geeks

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Africa Teen Geeks Founder Brings Coding Classes to South Africa

Lindiwe Matlali is on a mission to change the lives of children in South African townships.

Developing the next generation of SA entrepreneurs at WEF, 2023 – Lindiwe Matlali

In 2020, South African entrepreneur Lindiwe Matlali won the Schwab Foundation Social Innovation Award and now she is having bilaterals with Queen Matilda of Belgium. Africa Teen Geeks is on an unstoppable upward trajectory.

Award-winning entrepreneur Lindiwe Matlali’s secrets to her success

In 2020, Africa Teen Geeks reached 500 000 children, with over 600 000 views on its YouTube channel and more than 50 000 kids using its learning materials.


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