Austin Madinga is an entrepreneur with strong marketing, tech and digital content creation skills. Owner of branding, design and tech solutions consultancy, Project4, he has helped connect brands to relevant audiences by successfully delivering branding, online and content solutions across multiple platforms and formats. He recently founded Utale Outdoor, a travel company offering adventure and recreational tours, activities and events.
Austin is a 2018 Tony Elumelu Foundation alumni. He has contributed to the local tech and entrepreneurship ecosystem as a founding director of mHub, Malawi’s first technology and innovation hub. In 2010, Austin together with a group of other techies, founded Google Developer Groups (GDG) Lilongwe where he helped mentor young tech talent. In May 2014, he was a team member that planned and successfully executed Malawi’s first ever TED event, TEDxLilongwe. He has also been an active member of the Malawi IT community from the late 1990s.
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. 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.
Austin writes on his blog about entrepreneurship, tourism, society and technology with the occasional, unintended foray into politics.
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