Austin Madinga is an ambitious, analytical and organised professional with strong marketing, content creation and tech knowledge and experience. Through his consultancy Project4, he has helped connect brands to relevant audiences by successfully delivering branding, online and content solutions across multiple platforms and formats.
He has worked with diverse teams of professionals across multicultural settings and generations for over two decades. His clients have included government agencies, commercial entities, non-profit organisations and individuals.
In 2018 Austin was selected on to the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme. He has contributed to the local entrepreneurship ecosystem as a founding director of mHub, Malawi’s first technology and innovation hub.
Austin writes on his blog about entrepreneurship, tourism, society and technology with the occasional, unintended foray into politics. Through a new project, Utale Outdoor, he has started curating content and travel experiences that showcase the warmth, beauty and diversity of Africa and its people.
Over the years Austin has taken part and led various initiatives. He was a team member that planned and successfully executed Malawi’s first ever TED event, TEDxLilongwe in May 2014. He was a founding member and lead of Google Developer Groups (GDG) Lilongwe between 2010 and 2016. Austin has also been an active member of the Malawi IT community.
Between 1999 and 2008, Austin worked in IT, content development and programme management roles for MalawiNet, NICO Technologies, Celtel Malawi and Malawi Economic Justice Network .
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