Nneile Nkholise was born in South Africa, she studied a Bachelor of Science at University of Witwatersrand and a MEng Mechanical Engineering at Central University of Technology. She is a product design engineer with 8 years’ experience in the construction, bio medical engineering and agricultural sector. She was the co-founder of iMed Tech biotech company optimizing access to breast prosthesis for breast cancer survivors. In 2020, she co-founded 3DIMO, a venture backed agritech company that automates livestock data analytics to monitor livestock farms’ productivity.
In 2016, she was recognized Africa’s top female innovator in Africa by the World Economic Forum. She was awarded the South African Youth of the Year by, 2017. In 2018, she was awarded Forbes Africa magazine’s 30 under 30, and awarded Industrialist of the Year in Southern Africa at the All Africa Business Leaders Awards. She was inducted as a Harambe Entrepreneurship class of 2018 fellow and Crans Montana fellow, 2019.
Outside her work, she is an active hiker, writes love letters, designs toys and table top board games and currently learning to fly a Cessna 172.