Annual Event Speaker profile: Rachel Sibande

Rachel Sibande

Rachel Sibande is the Founder of Malawi’s first innovation hub and incubator; mHub. The hub nurtures young and women entrepreneurs with technical and entrepreneurship skills. Through the hub, Rachel has led  projects aimed at supporting promising start-ups and post revenue entrepreneurs with mentorship, incubation, acceleration to make enterprises investment ready and to facilitate opportunities for access to financing focusing on three pillars; Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Rachel is a social entrepreneurs running two ventures; one in the technology space and another in the energy sector. She was named by Forbes as one of Africa’s new Wealth creators in 2019. In 2016, Forbes listed Rachel as one of the 30 under 30 most promising young entrepreneurs.  In 2015; she received the Anita Borg Scholarship from Google given to outstanding female computer science students from around the world. Rachel is also an alumna of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. Rachel is completing a PhD in Computer Science at Rhodes University in South Africa.