Devin De Vries
"WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD"
My journey from idea to reality, highlighting a handful of lessons along the way
“I am the co-founder and CEO of WhereIsMyTransport (WIMT). Since its origins as my Honours project in Information Systems at UCT, WIMT has gone on to win numerous awards. Since then WhereIsMyTransport has created Findmyway: South Africa’s first multimodal transport service for public transport information, currently reaching six of South Africa’s major cities and growing. I plan to build a company which revolutionises the public transport space in emerging economies.”
Why do you want to be part of UCT Upstarts? “UCT Upstarts is encouraging collaboration and creation.”
HOW DO YOU ‘IMAGINE A NEW AFRICA’? “A new Africa would be a place where humans strive to work in harmony with each other and their natural surroundings. Africa remains a place of great opportunity. To encourage social entrepreneurship can only bode well for her future.”