At only 19, Alex Mativo founded E-lab, a company that eradicated electronic waste from communities across Africa and transformed it into products for the fashion industry. Through his company, he has eradicated more than 4000 tons of electronic waste across Africa. He is also one of the youngest Africans to ever showcase their work at the New York Fashion Week.
His work has been featured on CNN, Al-Jazeera, eNCA Africa and the BBC. He has also given a TED talk on "Why we should embrace Design Thinking".
Alex is the recipient of numerous accolades, including the Queen's Young leaders Award from her majesty the Queen of England.
Nanasi / Ethnic Brand
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Alex Mativo is an award winning serial entrepreneur and CEO of Ethnic Brand and Nanasi. Both companies have been named named among the most innovative startups globally by the Global Entrepreneurship Week.
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