Nneile Nkholise is the founder of two start-ups -iMed Tech and and taken on key roles in not-for-profit organisations In just four years.
A mechanical engineer by background, Nneile set up biotech company iMed Tech in April 2015 after carrying out a research topic in which she used 3D printing to create facial prosthesis for people who lose facial features due to cancer.
Her Johannesburg-based company specialised in using technology to create medical designs that could fill the gap of a growing prosthetic demand in South Africa and she received funding after winning the SAB Foundation social innovation award.
Nneile also founded 3DIMO, a sport tech company that aims to optimise injury detection and prevention using athlete-specific orthopaedic biomechanics data.
She was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Africa’s young technology entrepreneurs and she became a director of the Rhulani Mokwena Foundation – which aims to enhance the quality of football coaching in South Africa in order to achieve sustainable development goals – and fellow of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance, a network of 250 African businessmen and women.