SPEAKERS

We’ve gathered speakers from across the country – from angel, VC, and social investors to fund managers, growth specialists, marketers, lawyers and other successful entrepreneurs. All sessions are laid-back and interactive, and you’ll have a chance to sit down with one of these experts during a one-on-one session you’ll book when you arrive at the Do-ference.

Please note that this speakers page is continuously updated – please check back for updates

Darlene Menzies

Darlene Menzies

CEO of FinFind, Founder of SMEasy

Patrick Schofield

Patrick Schofield

Founder, Thundafund and BackaBuddy

Elvis Sekhaolelo

Elvis Sekhaolelo

Founder and Exectuive Director, eKasi Entrepreneurs

Sandile (Startup Guy) Shabangu

Sandile (Startup Guy) Shabangu

Founder and CEO, Startup Mzansi Foundation

Lusapho Njenge

Lusapho Njenge

Chief Strategy and Information Officer, SEDA

McLean Sibanda

McLean Sibanda

CEO, The Innovation Hub

Aunnie Patton-Power

Aunnie Patton-Power

Founder, Intelligent Impact. Associate Fellow, Oxford University. Innovative Finance Consultant, Bertha Centre.

Catherine Du Plooy

Catherine Du Plooy

Director, BackaBuddy. Co-founder and Marketing, A to Z Fundraising

Anthony Hall

Anthony Hall

Managing Director, Social Investment Africa

Alana Bond

Alana Bond

Owner and Managing Director, Simanye Economic and Empowerment Development. Co-founder, Impact Hub Joburg.

Nicci Stewart

Nicci Stewart

Director, nnfinity. Entrepreneur Development Strategist, The Why Effect.

Elmarie Goosen

Elmarie Goosen

Supply Chain Consultant, Fetola

Abu Cassim

Abu Cassim

Founder, Ground Flr and Jozi Angels.

Edwell Gumbo

Edwell Gumbo

Economic Development: Sustainable Employment Facilitation Directorate, City of Johannesburg.

Kerryn Krige

Kerryn Krige

Senior Programme Manager, Network for Social Entrepreneurs at the Gordon Institute of Business Science

Matsi Modise

Matsi Modise

Managing Director, Simodisa.

Dumisani Sibanda

Dumisani Sibanda

Manager of Enterprise Development and Incubation, Awethu Project

Neo Ratau

Neo Ratau

Lead Transactor, Everest Ventures

Mzingaye Kahla

Mzingaye Kahla

Regional Manager, Shanduka Black Umbrellas.

Allon Raiz

Allon Raiz

Founder and CEO, Raizcorp. Bestselling Author. The Big Small Business Show Host.

Bathabile Mpofu

Bathabile Mpofu

Managing Director, Nkazimulo Applied Sciences.

Ntuthuko Zwane

Ntuthuko Zwane

Business Evolutionist and Founder, HMZ Capital.

Dagmar Breiling

Dagmar Breiling

Funding Strategist, Funding Connection

Richard Gevers

Richard Gevers

Founder, Open Data Durban

Kim Knight

Kim Knight

Entrepreneur Coach, Kim Knight Coaching

Poppet Pillay

Poppet Pillay

Director, DUT Centre for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE)

Grant Gavin

Grant Gavin

Property Entrepreneur. Public Speaker. Founder/ Chairman, Durban Entrepreneurs Club.

Atul Padalkar

Atul Padalkar

Founder, BizFarm

Emile Fourie

Emile Fourie

Founder, Y-Waste.

Marcus Coetzee

Marcus Coetzee

Social Enterprise Strategist

Nwabisa Mayema

Nwabisa Mayema

Executive Director, nnfinity

Alex Fraser

Alex Fraser

Fraser Consulting. Director and Board Member, Silicon Cape.

Sarah-Anne Arnold

Sarah-Anne Arnold

Manager, MTN Solution Space

Danai Musanda

Danai Musanda

Investment Analyst, Goodwell Investments.

Altesh Baijoo

Altesh Baijoo

Chief Marketing Officer, Rainfin

Christoff Oosthuysen

Christoff Oosthuysen

Founding CEO, Entrepreneurial Planning Institute

Catherine Wijnberg

Catherine Wijnberg

Director and Founder, Fetola.

Aman Baloolal

Aman Baloolal

Analyst, GreenCape

Ian Calvert

Ian Calvert

Project Leader, Red Bull Amaphiko.

Francois Bonnici

Francois Bonnici

Director, Bertha Centre

Michal Szymanski

Michal Szymanski

Enterprise and Entrepreneur Development Manager, Cape Innovation and Tech Initiative.

Bridgit Evans

Bridgit Evans

Manager, SAB Foundation

Thomas Venon

Thomas Venon

Co-Founder, Eighteen East Capital

Dave Portmann

Dave Portmann

Co-Founder, Eighteen East Capital

Brett Commaille

Brett Commaille

Lead Partner, AngelHub Ventures

Tine Fisker Henriksen

Tine Fisker Henriksen

Innovative Finance Project Manager, Bertha Centre

Bonita Daniels

Bonita Daniels

Western Cape Regional Manager, SEFA

Nkululeko Mthembu

Nkululeko Mthembu

Head of Durban Innovation Hub

Luvuyo Rani

Luvuyo Rani

Founder and Managing Director, Silulo Ulutho Technologies

Lindiwe Kunene

Lindiwe Kunene

Academic, University of Kwazulu-Natal

Kevin Blignaut

Kevin Blignaut

Investment Principal, Edge Growth Vumela Fund

Sahana Vaidya

Sahana Vaidya

Co-founder and Investment Principal, Everest Ventures

Sawa Nakagawa

Sawa Nakagawa

CEO, E 2 Investments

Don Mashele

Don Mashele

Head Development Impact Support, sefa (Small Enterprise Development Agency)

Sibusiso Nyamakazi

Sibusiso Nyamakazi

Co-founder, Philippi Music Project

Andrea Warriner

Andrea Warriner

General Manager – Southern Africa, African Management Initiative

Jeremy Lang

Jeremy Lang

Regional General Manager (Inland West), Business Partners

Fanie Nothnagel

Fanie Nothnagel

Owner, Dalmeny Consulting

Roche Mamabolo

Roche Mamabolo

Director, Radipolelo Business Consulting and LORA Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Nicole Copley

Nicole Copley

Independent Legal Services Provider

Ntandokazi Nodada

Ntandokazi Nodada

Social Innovation Project Manager, SAB Foundation

Zuko Mandlakazi

Zuko Mandlakazi

Founder, Senso

Elli Yiannakaris

Elli Yiannakaris

Director, Raymond Ackerman Academy

Nic Rossleee

Nic Rossleee

Associate, Adams & Adams

Chris Louw

Chris Louw

Western Cape Regional Manager, National Empowerment Fund (NEF)

Natasha Suchecki

Natasha Suchecki

Project Manager Innovative Finance, Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurshi

Gavin Reardon

Gavin Reardon

General Partner, Kingson Capital

Tom Parry

Tom Parry

Managing Director, Instill Education

Joan Daries

Joan Daries

Monitoring & Evaluation, Community Chest

Alex Rodrigues

Alex Rodrigues

Investment Principal, Edge Growth

Surika Behrens

Surika Behrens

Business Development, Social Enterprise Academy Africa

Paul Durrant

Paul Durrant

Facilitator, Social Enterprise Academy Africa

Teresiah Simelane

Teresiah Simelane

General Manager of Enterprise Development, The Innovation Hub

Vuyisa Qabaka

Vuyisa Qabaka

Partnership and Investor Relations, Uprise Africa

Andile Dube

Andile Dube

Creative Director, Young Hustla

Rebecca Pursell Gotz

Rebecca Pursell Gotz

Manager, Genesis Analytics