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
CEO of FinFind, Founder of SMEasy
Founder, Thundafund and BackaBuddy
Founder and Exectuive Director, eKasi Entrepreneurs
Sandile (Startup Guy) Shabangu
Founder and CEO, Startup Mzansi Foundation
Chief Strategy and Information Officer, SEDA
CEO, The Innovation Hub
Founder, Intelligent Impact. Associate Fellow, Oxford University. Innovative Finance Consultant, Bertha Centre.
Catherine Du Plooy
Director, BackaBuddy. Co-founder and Marketing, A to Z Fundraising
Managing Director, Social Investment Africa
Owner and Managing Director, Simanye Economic and Empowerment Development. Co-founder, Impact Hub Joburg.
Director, nnfinity. Entrepreneur Development Strategist, The Why Effect.
Supply Chain Consultant, Fetola
Founder, Ground Flr and Jozi Angels.
Economic Development: Sustainable Employment Facilitation Directorate, City of Johannesburg.
Senior Programme Manager, Network for Social Entrepreneurs at the Gordon Institute of Business Science
Managing Director, Simodisa.
Manager of Enterprise Development and Incubation, Awethu Project
Lead Transactor, Everest Ventures
Regional Manager, Shanduka Black Umbrellas.
Founder and CEO, Raizcorp. Bestselling Author. The Big Small Business Show Host.
Managing Director, Nkazimulo Applied Sciences.
Business Evolutionist and Founder, HMZ Capital.
Funding Strategist, Funding Connection
Founder, Open Data Durban
Entrepreneur Coach, Kim Knight Coaching
Director, DUT Centre for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE)
Property Entrepreneur. Public Speaker. Founder/ Chairman, Durban Entrepreneurs Club.
Social Enterprise Strategist
Executive Director, nnfinity
Fraser Consulting. Director and Board Member, Silicon Cape.
Manager, MTN Solution Space
Investment Analyst, Goodwell Investments.
Chief Marketing Officer, Rainfin
Founding CEO, Entrepreneurial Planning Institute
Director and Founder, Fetola.
Project Leader, Red Bull Amaphiko.
Director, Bertha Centre
Enterprise and Entrepreneur Development Manager, Cape Innovation and Tech Initiative.
Manager, SAB Foundation
Co-Founder, Eighteen East Capital
Co-Founder, Eighteen East Capital
Lead Partner, AngelHub Ventures
Tine Fisker Henriksen
Innovative Finance Project Manager, Bertha Centre
Western Cape Regional Manager, SEFA
Head of Durban Innovation Hub
Founder and Managing Director, Silulo Ulutho Technologies
Academic, University of Kwazulu-Natal
Investment Principal, Edge Growth Vumela Fund
Co-founder and Investment Principal, Everest Ventures
CEO, E 2 Investments
Head Development Impact Support, sefa (Small Enterprise Development Agency)
Co-founder, Philippi Music Project
General Manager – Southern Africa, African Management Initiative
Regional General Manager (Inland West), Business Partners
Owner, Dalmeny Consulting
Director, Radipolelo Business Consulting and LORA Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Independent Legal Services Provider
Social Innovation Project Manager, SAB Foundation
Director, Raymond Ackerman Academy
Associate, Adams & Adams
Western Cape Regional Manager, National Empowerment Fund (NEF)
Project Manager Innovative Finance, Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurshi
General Partner, Kingson Capital
Managing Director, Instill Education
Monitoring & Evaluation, Community Chest
Investment Principal, Edge Growth
Business Development, Social Enterprise Academy Africa
Facilitator, Social Enterprise Academy Africa
General Manager of Enterprise Development, The Innovation Hub
Partnership and Investor Relations, Uprise Africa
Creative Director, Young Hustla
Rebecca Pursell Gotz
Manager, Genesis Analytics