Theoretical physicist Edward Teller once said “the science of today is the technology of tomorrow” and today, Terry Mavundla is making that statement a reality by creating applications that are helpful to students.
Terry was born in Johannesburg, Gauteng, and grew up in Empangeni (KZN). He is the CEO and co-founder of Wisolve – a dynamic IT App company. The idea of launching a tech solutions business was identified after Terry and his partner Nhlaka Mzobe realized that institutions of higher learning, as well as its stakeholders were not experiencing effective communication with students and staff in their institutions.
“Institutions were finding it a challenge to convey important information which resulted in students not having the full experience that the University has to offer,” he said.
Wisolve (Pty) Ltd develops custom applications in Android, iOS and desktop for businesses. However, Mavundla emphasised that their main focus is developing mobile friendly apps, especially now with mobile devices taking over desktop applications.
“With a mobile app you are literally in your customer’s pocket 24/7. This means you can reach them 24/7 with your product and services, also enabling you to engage with them like never before; not leaving out the possibilities of using such technology to limit the uses of day to day paper work and engage in fighting climate change,” he explained.
Although this young innovator holds a Diploma in Public Relations, he is now a member of the Progressive Blacks in IT Organisation and of the International Bank Vaults’ VIP Children’s Organization.
Along with his company (Wisolve) Mavundla became a winner of the first ever DUT Invotech Business Plan competition and says he envisions doing business with both local and international companies or organizations.
The vision to partner with local businesses and organisations is already being realised as Wislove is currently working with Durban University of Technology, Invotech, Waterson Media Concepts and Vuma FM.
Having faced various challenges as a new company, especially when it comes to marketing, Mavundla says that the trick to getting free marketing lies in giving the client more value for their money.
“No roads are all clear. We face challenges every day but it’s having the mindset to try overcome each one and coming back with a lesson and growth. We’ve learned that it’s not always about being the cheapest to beat big companies. Just add more value than what the clients paid for,” said Mavundla.
For more info, contact Terry Mavundla on 074 313 1444 or 074 685 9325