LEAD MENTORS

Each XL company has been paired with two mentors, one lead and one in-country mentor, to provide complete guidance throughout the program. While the lead mentors bring links to the international market and specific domain expertise, those based in-country bring the knowledge and expertise to best succeed within the region.

 
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STEVEN KOLTAI

Koltai&Co.,

 XL Africa Mentoring Co-Lead. A serial entrepreneur and active angel investor, Steven will be overseeing all mentorship activities

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PAMELA GOLDBERG

Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consulting

Working to oversee the process, Pamela is Mentoring Co-Lead  for XL Africa

Mentoring: Tizeti

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MICHAEL GOLDBERG

Weatherhead School of Management/ Bridge Investment Fund

Michael contributed to the design and production of the XL Africa Academy

Mentoring: Rensource

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MAREK ZMYSLOWSKI

CEO/ Founder HotelOnline

Mentoring: Timbuktu

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DANAI MUSANDU

 

Goodwell Investments

Mentoring: Aerobotics

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ERIC IDIAHI

Verod Capital

Mentoring: TalentBase

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JACK DERBY

Converge Venture Partners/ Tufts University

Mentoring: Asoko Insight

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SEAN NOWAK

Zephyr Acorn

Mentoring: Lynk

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AMEE PARBHOO

Accion Venture Lab

Mentoring: Sokowatch

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DES FITZGERALD

Maine Venture Fund

Mentoring: Timbuktu

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BOLDEWIJN SLOET

 

 

Africa Tech Ventures

Mentoring: Rensource

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JOSE ASEGUINOLAZA

Strategy & Management Consultant

Mentoring: Coin Afrique

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KOLA AINA

Ventures Platform

Mentoring: OgaVenue

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CHIKA NWOBI

Rise Capital

Mentoring: Prepclass

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LEONARD STIEGELER

Ringier Africa

Mentoring: Snapplify

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GREGOIRE DE PADIRAC

Orange Digital Ventures

Mentoring: Coin Afrique

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JULIE GUPTA

Strategy Consulting

Mentoring: Edgepoint Digital

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AARON FU

Nest.vc

Mentoring: Pesabazaar.com

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IKE EZE

Investment One

Mentoring: Electronic Settlement Limited

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ELINE BLAAUBOER

Africa Tech Ventures

Mentoring: Edgepoint Digital

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DOUG CHERRY

4Di Capital

Mentoring: Asoko Insight

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EGHOSA OMOIGUI

Echo VC

Mentoring: Ongair

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LEXI NOVITSKE

Singularity Investments

Mentoring: TalentBase

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RIK KRANENBURG

DeSilva & Phillips

Mentoring: Prepclass and Sendy

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IDO SUM

TLCom

Mentoring: Printivo

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STEVE KETCHPEL

Web Analytics/ Author

Mentoring: Ongair

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ALISSA ORLANDO

Dynamo  Advisors

Mentoring: Sendy

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JOE CARUSO

Techstars

Mentoring: Aerobotics

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STEPHEN WUNKER

New Market Advisors

Mentoring: Electronic Settlement Limited

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DIEGO MARCHIONI

Strategic Advice Consulting

Mentoring: Snapplify

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AUDREY MOTHUPI

SystemicLogic Group

Mentoring: Rasello

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KEREM DURDAG

BlueWave Investments/ Maine Angels

Mentoring: Lynk

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GAVIN FINN

Tufts University

Mentoring: OgaVenue and Sokowatch

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BEN HOOD

WattB

Mentoring: MAX

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JEAN HAMMOND

LearnLaunch/ Golden Seeds/ MIT

Mentoring: Pesabazaar.com

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CHINEDU ENEKWE

Affiniti VC

Mentoring: MAX

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LAURA BRIGHTSEN

Cheyenne Capital

Mentoring: Printivo

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CLAUDE SHEER

Lionbrdige Technologies/ The VIA Agency

Mentoring: TalentBase

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SAM LIGGERO

Tufts University

Mentoring: Rasello