Startup Tshwane Winner – Finding value in waste

Goodwill Mokoka Startup Tshwane Winner
Goodwill Mokoka
Startup Tshwane Winner

Startup Weekend Tshwane

August 21st, 2015

Goodwill Mokoka discovered the value of waste materials by creating his own range of local superhero toys made from recycled materials. His wining pitch saw him take the first place in the Startup Weekend Tshwane which was hosted at The Innovation Hub for entrepreneurs from Mamelodi and Shosanguve. Here he is proudly holding up “Ninja” created from recycled items and earmarked to attract the keen eye of kids from his local community who cannot afford expensive branded toy brands.

Goodwill has now earned himself spot in the Maxum Business Incubator where he will have access to technical and business mentorship to guide him to get to market with his product. He has already identified the need to expand his range and is excited to refine his business model to allow him to scale his manufacturing capabilities. His business model is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the green economy growth trends in South Africa especially recycling.

Startup Weekend Tshwane also produced many other winners through building a strong network of dedicated youth who are keen to make a difference in their communities through entrepreneurship. We will all participants the very best with their future endeavours.

Startup Weekend Tshwane