As a market acquisition strategist and emerging technology activist, Miana Naude has been supporting entrepreneurs in specifically the innovation, technology space for the past 15 years.
Having started her career as an architect she soon developed a strong interest in entrepreneurship and subsequently the design of business development processes. She was appointed as the Implementation Director of Enablis Africa where she successfully implemented their Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ghanaian operations and following that she was appointed as the Enablis Africa Chief Operating Officer where she also served on the Enablis East Africa Board of Directors. In 2013 she was appointed as the Microsoft South Africa BizSpark Operations Lead after and is currently the founder of TechNvst, a Market Acquisition and Innovation Partner to various multinational enterprises.
Why did you decide to be an IIC judge?
I have a passion for supporting entrepreneurs on their go-to-market journey and hope to be introduced to new exciting and innovative solutions