McKevin Ayaba

McKevin Ayaba is a Professional IT Engineer who turned Entrepreneur and Philanthropist.

He is an Ecosystem Builder, Catalyst for Africa’s Economic Development, Innovation Economy Strategist, Speaker, Startup Judge, advocate for Inclusion and Diversity.

He enjoys assisting and supporting startup founders/owners to understand, start, grow, and scale their businesses.

As an Ecosystem Builder, McKevin wears many hats. He is the Africa Ambassador for Global Startup Awards.He is the Founder and CEO of Setup A Startup.

He is the Founder of the Southern Africa Startup Awards, a circuit of the Global Startup Awards.

He was one of the winners of the 2015 inaugural Festival of Ideas competition organised by the Gordon Institute of Business Science department.

He was honoured as a Global Goodwill Ambassador in 2018 by the Global Goodwill Ambassadors Foundation for the House of Hope Orphanage he co-founded.

He was named Top African 500 Doers by Tropics Magazine in 2019 for his work in supporting African entrepreneurs.

In September 2020, he was appointed as the World Business Angels Investment Forum International Partner for South Africa by the World Business Angels Investment Forum.

He made it on the Cover of Miziziyangu Africa Magazine for the June/July 2021 edition.

McKevin, has participated as a Judge, Speaker, and Panellist at over 200 events across Africa, Asia, Europe, and USA.His topics includes but not limited to Entrepreneurship, Ecosystem Building, Startups and Innovation, 4IR, Digital Economy, Diversity, and Inclusion, and Policieswith a focus on Africa.

Mckevin is an MCSE, CISSP & an IT Consultant by profession with a graduate degree coupled with multiple certifications in Information Technology and Startup Ecosystems building.