Munyutu Waigi is the Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer of Umati Capital, the winner of the 2015 Zambezi Prize and a financial service startup that aims to revolutionize access to finance through the consistent and innovative use of technology, with a focus on agri-business supply chain. Prior to launching Umati Capital, Munyutu was the co-founder of Rupu, an Internet venture that was included in Forbes Africa’s 2012 Top Tech Startups. He also worked as a Consultant at Accenture where he undertook long term client engagements with HSBC and British Telecom. Munyutu attributes his achievements to his experience working for large and diverse multinationals such as Ringier AG (Switzerland), Accenture (UK), Williams Formula 1 Team (UK, Grove), HSBC Bank (UK) & British Telecom (BT, UK).
Lecturer, Media Arts & Sciences, MIT Media Lab
Joost Paul Bonsen, Lecturer, Media Arts & Sciences, created and has co-taught Development Ventures, a course in the MIT D-Lab family of courses, annually since Fall 2001, helping students from throughout the MIT community start and grow dozens of ventures in emerging markets. Bonsen has also served as Founding Program Director for the MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship and co-founded or launched many international development activities at MIT including the Scaling Development Ventures conference.