day 1

10:15 - 10:25
Venture Stage
September 27, 2023
OPENING OF VENTURE STAGE

Our esteemed partner for the Venture Stage, Sage, is poised to set the stage aglow, paving the way for a series of inspiring pitches that are about to unfold.

Speakers / Judges
Mduduzi Dladla
Sage
Accountant Ambassador
10:00 - 11:10
Venture Stage
September 27, 2023
SHOWCASE: TechTribe Portfolio

Explore some of the impressive startups from TechTribe Accelerator’s cohorts, showcasing their innovation and potential.

These startups include: Kombuta, Pheko PM Group, Mapha and Abiri

Speakers / Judges
yusuf mahomed
Yusuf Mahomedy
Chart Your Path
Founder
Ayanda Siboto
Informally Digital
Managing Director
Nonkululeko Shongwe
TIA
Programme Manager
11:15 - 12:10
Venture Stage
September 27, 2023
SHOWCASE: Brazil

Brazilian innovation meets global opportunities, powered by Instituto Jovem Exportador and the Technology Innovation Agency

These startups include: Atlantis Technologies, Ideia Space, BR.ino Robotica Educacional, Ver o Fruto and Hidromel Urucun

Speakers / Judges
Donovan Bell
Silvertree Consultants
Founder
sibusiso msomi
Sibusiso Msomi
The Sales Enablement Company
Managing Director
12:15 - 13:30
Venture Stage
September 27, 2023
SHOWCASE: Anza-Grindstone Portfolio

Empowering the next wave of innovation and growth with the strategic backing of Anza Capital and Grindstone Ventures, we’re on a mission to redefine industries and create a brighter tomorrow.

These startups include: LocumBase, AgriLogiq, WISI-Oi Marketplace, Locstat, Tailorblend, NewForm Foods, Impulse Biomedical

Speakers / Judges
Van-Lee Gunyere
Anza Capital
Chief Investment Officer
Thaheer Mullins
Savant
Partner
Nonceba Qabazi
Grindstone
Programme Director
Vuyisa Qabaka
Hybr Group
Partner
13:35 - 14:10
Venture Stage
September 27, 2023
SHOWCASE: Tsiba Academy

Join us for an exclusive glimpse into the innovative world of Tsiba Academy as we present three of their promising startups. Get ready to be inspired by their groundbreaking ideas, entrepreneurial spirit, and the future they are shaping!

These startups include: Rentoza, Ubiquity AI and Loop Taxi

Speakers / Judges
will green
Will Green
Co.Lab
Founder and CEO
marisa naidoo
Marisa Naidoo
Innovate UK KTN
South Africa Country Lead
Talifhani Banks
Analytics Advertising - Africa
CEO
14:15 - 16:00
Venture Stage
September 27, 2023
COMPETITION: Africa Earth Observation Challenge
2023 Finalist Pitching Den

From Cotonou to Cape Town, and Dakar to Nairobi, our finalists represent an exciting mix of innovative endeavour from across Africa, that harness earth observation data in their solutions. With over 100 applicants from 24 African countries, our top 10 can be proud that they have made it through to the finals.

The finalists include: SOTILMA Farm, Tod’Aérs, Geosport, SYNCHROS, Drone Service Niger, ZR3i, CosmoLAB Hub, GeoDevOps Limited, SnooCODE Limited and YaAzi

Speakers / Judges
Imraan Salojee
RIIS
Executive
Pauline Okeyo
Esri
Solutions Engineer
Phoebe Oduor
RCMRD
PoC AfriGEO Secretariat
Martin Vermeulen
Von Seidels
Senior Associate
Farrah Naidoo
Digital Earth Africa
Program Manager
Davis Cook
RIIS
CEO

day 2

9:00 - 10:45
Venture Stage
September 28, 2023
COMPETITION: SAIS TIA 10x Pitching Competition

Our spotlight shines on impact-driven concepts that have the potential to reshape society for the better.

Startups include: FlyH2 Aerospace, Foi Science, Aizatron, WHC, Thuto Education Online, LIQID Medical, Swift Livestock, Innovolve, Delmed and Sbewu Global Solutions.

Speakers / Judges
Tshembani Khupane
TIA
Senior Programme Manager
zacharia george
Zachariah George
Launch Africa Ventures
Managing Partner
abby stern
Abby Stern
Holocene
Venture Principal
Van-Lee Gunyere
Anza Capital
Chief Investment Officer
Matthew Sawyer
Von Seidels
Trade Mark Attorney
Kagiso Ntanga
TIA
Marketing and Communications Manager
10:50 - 12:35
Venture Stage
September 28, 2023
COMPETITION: BoostUp South Africa

South African startups go head-to-head on the grand stage, vying for their shot at making it to the finals

Speakers / Judges
12:40 - 14:25
Venture Stage
September 28, 2023
COMPETITION: Inventors Garage

Early-stage trailblazers strut their stuff, showcasing their cool inventions and game-changing innovations!

Speakers / Judges
Samkelisiwe Mtsewu
IDC
Account Manager
Jacques Jordaan
Specno
Co-Founder
Mduduzi Dladla
Sage
Accountant Ambassador
14:00 - 15:35
Venture Stage
September 28, 2023
COMPETITION: SA-Swiss Blockchain Innovation Challenge

In a remarkable fusion, Swiss and South African impact-driven startups harnessing the power of blockchain technologies unite to deliver their compelling pitches.

Startups Include: Aidonic, VeriFi,Originall, eSusFarm, PhotoChromic, Funti3r, RightfulShare, Farmer Connect and Escropay

Speakers / Judges
Thabang Mpye
Technology Innovation Agency
Head: Information and Communications Technology
Gideon Greaves
CVVC Africa
Managing Director
anda ngcaba
Anda Ngcaba
UCT Financial Innovation Hub
Innovation Director
Brandon Paschal
Stellenbosch University
Deputy Director: Spinout Companies and Funds
Fabian van der Merwe
Microsoft SA
Blockchain Lead

day 3

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