MEET OUR 2017 SPEAKERS
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Founder & CEO: AngelHack
Sabeen Ali is Founder and CEO of AngelHack, female-owned and majority female-operated company that organizes hackathons and accelerates early-stage startups from around the world.
Director at Instant Grass International
Director and Strategic Analyst at Instant Grass International, Jess uses empathy-driven research tools to gain first hand insights into youth cultures
Serial Entrepreneur and Managing Director at Kairos: The Opportune Time
Mushambi, the co-founder and MD of Altivex Creative Foundry, is a tech entrepreneur with a diverse history which spans across disciplines from political science to global health which converges into his love for tech and entrepreneurship.
Executive Director at Shine Literacy
Maurita spent the first 25 years of her career as a primary school teacher in South Africa and London, working in both private and state schools. She found that ‘struggling to learn to read’ was an issue that affected many children, irrespective of their background or schooling. Shine Centre, an early intervention literacy support programme was established to help overcome this.
Intellectual Property Educator at the National University of Science and Technology
Aleck Ncube is the Intellectual Property Educator at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He has presented his work at several conferences, seminars, workshops and symposia in Zimbabwe and abroad and has also advised various national institutions on Intellectual Property Rights Issues.
Managing Partner at Newtown Partners
Llew Claasen, co-founder of Clicks2customers, Synthasite (later Yola) and Traffic Synergy is a go to market strategist with 12 years of senior management experience in digital marketing and product management.
Global Director - Innovation incentives at Catalyst Solutions
Dov Paluch has a background in Law and IT, international consulting experience and has worked with many of South Africa’s largest corporates. A passion to enable companies to innovate led Dov to establish Catalyst Solutions
Senior Research Officer at the National Centre for Technology Management
Kazeem is an Innovative bright, talented and ambitious researcher and Engineer who believes that collaboration stimulates innovation. Kazeem has an excellent track record of planning, managing and coordinating researches in the areas of technological innovations
CEO and co-founder HAVAIC
CEO and co-founder of early stage venture capital firm HAVAIC with also 10 years investment banking and capital raising experience at Rand Merchant Bank and Standard bank
CEO of LaunchLab
CEO of LaunchLab, Philip has a unique technical and business background. He left the software development industry in 2000 to become one of the founding members of HBD Venture Capital, Mark Shuttleworth’s venture capital company.