Michael, born and raised in Germany to South African parents, has always been an entrepreneur. Starting by selling massages and candy to his family he taught himself how to design and code websites, beginning to freelance at the age of 14. From there he went on to teach himself PHP and eventually started his own company at 18, after moving to South Africa where he currently resides. He has now been running his company successfully for the past two years as well as worked with the organizing committee of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa in both the final draw as well as the actual tournament. He has also worked with Mygeni.org, a Cape Town-based online startup focusing on knowledge aggregation and categorization. In October 2011 he travelled to Genevea, Switzerland, as one of just 30 finalists from around the world in the International Telecommunication Union's Open Innovation competition. Michael is also about to complete his second year of studies toward his Bachelor of Commerce in Information Systems at the University of Cape Town. Michael is extremely passionate about his work and believes anything is possible with sufficient determination and knowledge.
Nov 05, 2011 / 0 Comments / in Communications, Community development, Health care, Health education, Education, Public policy, Social work
Poco is a mHealth solution that aims to extend public health care networks to every citizen, particularly in Africa, allowing access to medical help anywhere.