Mihayo Wilmore, Tanzanian, is the co-founder of Twigalpha, an accelerator for technology-minded entrepreneurs in Dar es Salaam. Twigalpha’s mission is to “elevate African Entrepreneurship through smart business and technology solutions.” Mihayo brings a vast body of expertise to Twigalpha. Professionally, Mihayo focuses on Telecommunication and Information Systems in emerging markets. He has more than a decade in the industry with experience in financial services, economic development, telecommunication, supply chain management, social security funds, M&A, and regulatory frameworks.
Before establishing Twigalpha, Mihayo was a founding partner of UmojaOne, the parent company of UhuruOne, SBB, and Telesis Tanzania which owns the Spectrum popularly known as Tigo 4G operated by Tigo Tanzania. His experience spans four continents; Africa, Europe, North and South America and has worked with leading brands such as Microsoft, Cisco, Alcatel, Celtel, Tigo, MTN, Zantel, Zain, Airtel and Unisys. Building companies from the ground up, Mr. Wilmore is adept at navigating every phase of the business cycle.
He is passionate about the challenges and opportunities ICT brings to Africa. Mihayo has also worked with USAID, World Bank, and DFID in partnership with Donor Fund managers such as DAI, TechnoServ, ACDI/VOCA, Creative Associates, Land o’Lakes, and Enterprise Works in Micro-Enterprise Development in Agriculture and Primary Education in Tanzania.
Mihayo Wilmore holds a Master of Science in Information Science from Pennsylvania State University and Bachelors in Computer Science from Lincoln University, Pennsylvania.