Titos Munhequete is an MBA engineer and entrepreneur, passionate about solving local problems using technology and who deeply believes in the ability of Africans to innovate on a global scale.
His experience covers collaborations in several countries where he had the opportunity to work, both as an entrepreneur as well as an engineer. His first contact with the entrepreneurship was when he was only 8 years old, when he founded with a group of friends in his backyard a small toy factory manufacturing and selling cars to the local children. Later, that same entrepreneurial spirit manifested itself when after graduating from University, co-founded with his professor Geomecânica, a ground engineering company.
The passion for entrepreneurship led him to help solve the housing problem, incorporating local materials and construction technology in the design to create affordable housing. Thus was born REV Design-architecture and engineering, a consulting and construction company specializing in turn-key projects that has been implementing several projects across Mozambique.
Titos was then invited to join Golder Associates, a multinational Canadian consultancy organization where in less than a year he was appointed Business Development Manager, becoming the youngest African executive in the company at only 26 years old.
More recently, Titos became aware of the challenges the small and medium size farmers and producers were facing to sell their production, even though accounting for more than 70% of the Economy. And on the other hand, customers were offered very little convenience at brick-and-mortar stores, facing long cues and bad service. Thus was born Izyshop - Mozambique´s first and multi-awarded online supermarket, connecting the producers to consumer’s trough the internet and mobile with same day delivery. Within a year from inception has received many awards, including the Startup of the year award by Total; representing Mozambique on the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley and winning the Slush Global Impact Showcase in Finland. Izyshop is helping thousands of small producers move from the previous 20USD to close to 100USD of monthly income. Titos is currently the CEO of Izyshop and spends his spare time giving talks and mentoring students and aspiring entrepreneurs.
If someone, somewhere in the world can do it, then so can we.
If no one has ever done, then all the better. We´ll be the first ones!