Kenyan entrepreneur Mike Macharia was only 25 when he ventured into business, establishing Seven Seas Technologies (SST), one of East Africa’s leading technology solutions companies. He
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“Gwayi IT Solutions” was developed around my clan name, “Gwayi”. Gwayi is a mighty river which provides and sustains life. A river by nature provides an abundant flow of fresh water which is the essence of life. Its meandering and ever changing course through time, allows for new and diverse forms of life to erupt and develop. Gwayi IT, like the great Gwayi River is individual in its own right.
As an entrepreneur, I was driven by my acumen in logistics and organising events. This irrepressible urge led to the formation of Harambe Communications & Events.
I’m a pensioner. To keep myself busy I’m running a B & B (Guesthouse) in Cape Town’s Gugulethu Township. The guest house is a seasonal business, so I’m complementing it with catering and beadwork. At the moment I have got customers but like any other business it has its own ‘ups and downs.’
"I am driven by the excitement to create a product that transcends both physical and mental frontiers. To me the proverbial box does not even exist at all with my experience in both the media and marketing having taught me the lesson to utilize my creative imagination to the maximum while sticking to business and professional ethics."
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