She is Michelle Atagana

Michelle Atagana is an Author, Journalist, Writer, African tech obsessed and Communications human.

Mich Atagana (on social media) has been hanging around the internet since she was eleven, back in the days of Netscape.

Later on, her interest lead to her graduating with a Masters Degree in New Media and Journalism, and her position as Managing Editor at Burn Media, where she managed the editorial direction of Memeburn, Ventureburn, Gearburn and Motorburn.

She was named one of Mail & Guardian’s top young South Africans in 2012, writes a column about technology in Africa for CNN and Venturebeat, judges occasional startup competitions and spends her free time working on a never-ending PhD.

Mich is very interested in the startup ecosystem in African and how entrepreneurship and tech can solve some of the continent’s pertinent problems.

She also loves music and the story African music tells. She has traveled the world and Africa extensively.

She is the author of Moments and Love Hangovers, poetry anthologies written during the pandemic (

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