Dineo Lioma

An entrepreneur and MedTech innovator who is inspired by innovation and the creation of high-impact businesses that create employment and improve healthcare in Africa.

Having founded three companies in the healthcare industry, Ms. Lioma is a serial entrepreneur. She is currently the Co-

The co-founder and CEO of Deep Medical Therapeutics DMT) the health tech company aims to create a more affordable and accessible primary healthcare ecosystem in South Africa, the company offers high-quality, low-cost diagnostic and treatment services using digital platforms. DMT then aims to use the health data generated from their diagnostic services and deep machine learning to support research companies to develop drugs and vaccines tailored for the African population.

Dineo also served as the co-founder and COO of CapeBio Technologies, a biotechnology company that developed South Africa’s first COVID-19 test kit aimed at improving the accessibility of test kits during the pandemic.; and Incitech, a medical diagnostics company that developed a novel rapid HIV diagnostic device powered by nanotechnology.

Miss Lioma sits on the Board of the Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy South Africa, which works to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa and in Higher Education systems. She is also an Advisory Board Member for the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences of the University of the Free State where she provides strategic insight on how to incorporate entrepreneurship into students’ curriculum and learning experiences.

She served as the Vice President of the Ventures Portfolio for the Association of Allan Gray Fellows where she led the NPO’s focus on developing high-impact and socially responsible entrepreneurs that will help solve Africa’s socio and economic challenges.

Dineo was featured on the cover of Forbes Women Africa Magazine (Mar-May 2019) and was listed as one of the 20 New Wealth Creators on the African Continent. She was also selected for the Mail & Guardian Young 200 South Africans – Business Category (2019).

She holds an MPhil in Micro and Nanotechnology Enterprise (with distinction) from the University of Cambridge where she focused on the commercialisation of Nanotechnology research and Entrepreneurship. She also holds a BSc in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (24 distinctions) and a second Master’s by Research from the University of the Witwatersrand where she was sponsored by the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation (a prestigious entrepreneur scholarship that aims to empower University students with the skills to build high-impact and ethical businesses.