Nneile Nkholise

Nneile Nkholise, from Thaba Nchu in the Free State; is an impact entrepreneur and the founder of Likoebe Innovations, that spans itself into creating innovative products in the medical and educational sector, currently owning various design patents of products developed.

She holds a BTech Mechanical engineering degree from Central University of Technology and is currently pursuing her MEng in Mechanical Engineering at Central University of Technology, with her research focus in the applications of Additive Manufacturing in Medicine. 

She was one of the winners in the SAB Foundation Social Innovation awards 2015, and in the development category and people’s choice award. She has been recognised as Africa’s top female innovator at the World Economic Forum on Africa held in Rwanda, 2016. She was also one of the 100 entrepreneurs out of the U.S who were selected to represent their countries at the Global Entrepreneurship summit, 2016. 

She has been recognized as one of the top MedTech entrepreneurs in South Africa by Discovery. Has been recognised as one of the 40 top innovators for 2017 by Ventures Africa. She was awarded the presidential award and Science, Innovation, and Technology award at the South African Youth Awards, 2017.