MENTORS

 

SOUTHERN AFRICA

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PETER ALLERSTORFER

Silvertree Capital

Silvertree focuses on Internet assets focused on African consumers.

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ABU BAKR CASSIM

Ground Flr

VC and Angel Investments

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ANDREA BOHMERT

Knife Capial

Startups and scaling, VC investments

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MATTHEW BUCKLAND

Creative Spark Interactive

Interested in promoting and connecting great startup ideas to money. 

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DOMINIQUE COLLETT

RMI Holdings

Runs a fintech innovation hub aimed at identifying and investing in early stage financial services companies.

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BRETT COMMAILLE

AngelHub Ventures

Supports entrepreneurs driving a disruptive business model according to lean methodologies with the potential to generate rapid growth and generous returns. 

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KORKOR CUDJOE

Graca Machel Trust

Women Rights Programme - Network Building, Advocacy, Entrepreneurship Mastery, Post Graduate Scholarships in STEM

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AYESHA DAWOOD

Ayesha Dawood Attorneys

Specialist advice to companies, operations launching headquarters/ hubs in Africa and start- ups on 21st century innovations.  

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DIRK DIJKSTRA

wiGroup

More than 15 years of digital marketing and mobile advertising experience. 

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ALEX FRASER

Silicon Cape

Consultant in the innovation, entrepreneurship and early stage fundraising space in Southern Africa with local and international clients. 

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ZACHARIAH GEORGE

Startup Bootcamp

Startups and scaling a business, VC and Angel Investments

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PHILIP KIRACOFE

Startup Bootcamp

20 years of direct operational and venture financing experience spanning a diverse range of industries in the US, India, Asia and South Africa.

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MIXO MAYIMELE

SANEC

Internationally-minded professional with 15+ years of management experience in technology project management and investment management. 

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MATSI MODISE

SiMODiSA

Facilitator of mentorship programmes for SMEs in remote and rural areas across South Africa.

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SANJAY MUNGUR

GMI Capital Partners

Advises companies and business associations with an  emphasis on skills development and empowerment. 

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FELIX PHILIPP

Impact Amplifier

Felix is an experienced inclusive innovation specialist in the field of sustainability - and shared value creation strategies for low-income communities.

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MAXIMILIAN PICHULIK

Impact Amplifier

Market positioning, scaling and strategy. Regional expertise - SADC countries. Particular focus on impact focused start-ups. 

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RAPELANG RABANA

Rekind Learning

Currently, Rapelang's primary business focus is Rekindle Learning, a highly innovative learning technology company and Nisela Capital, a pioneering private equity and advisory firm.

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KATIE SARRO

MEST

Largely focused on bringing in global and local strategic partnerships on behalf of the MEST program, as well as their incubated companies.  

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VUYO DUBESE

Thomson Reuters (Data and Innovation) Labs

 Media and Technology exploring Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Intelligence and Business Development