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Startup Grind Cape Town is proud to host Frans Cronje, the CEO and Co-founder of DataProphet. DataProphet is a global leader in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for manufacturing. Their award-winning technology embeds unique adaptations and advancements of deep learning, enabling AI to have a significant impact on creating smart factories.
Prior to DataProphet, Frans was the Head Statistics Tutor at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and worked as a consultant for Bain Consulting. Frans has been named one of Fast Company SA’s top 20 industry leaders under 30. He holds a MSc in Statistics with Distinction and a Bachelor of BSc Honors in Actuarial Science from the University of Cape Town.
Founded in Cape Town, DataProphet is a forty-strong team of mathematicians, statisticians, and data scientists serving big manufacturers on 4 continents including Mercedes-Benz and BMW in Europe.
Join us on 4th September 2019 at Workshop 17 to learn how this Cape Town startup is a global leader in AI for Manufacturing. Get your tickets now!
Raphael and Matt’s story begins with a big yellow school bus on a trip through Africa. Before founding Mama Money, Raphael worked at the United Nations World Food Programme, providing food to people in need. Matt has a wealth of experience in business management. Over the years he has worked in direct marketing, recruitment, and the loyalty industry.
Raphael and Matt’s story begins with a big yellow school bus on a trip through Africa. They met by chance and could not imagine where this partnership would lead them.
Matt has a wealth of experience in business management. Over the years he has worked in direct marketing, recruitment, and the loyalty industry. After meeting Raphael in Mozambique during his sabbatical, they started Mama Money. Matt is passionate about people and business for good.
The money sent home is mostly used for food, medicine, housing, and children’s education. Therefore, if less money gets stuck with the money transfer operator, more money arrives in the pockets of people who really need it. It’s really that simple. Lower money transfer fees will lead to better nutrition, better health care, better accommodation, and a brighter future.
People often ask, why we called it Mama Money? Well, firstly a lot of people send money to their Mama. Secondly, we are busy expanding into other financial services, and Mamas are the backbone of the African economy. Hence, Mama Money…
Sandras is the founder of Startupcircles.ai He is an expert on entrepreneurship and innovation. He has founded successful companies in IT, entertainment and startup education. He has worked with over 25 organisations, lectured at over 17 universities and been to 22 countries.
He is the director for Startup Grind Cape Town and the director of entrepreneurship development at Africa Trust Group, the fund manager for Enygma Ventures.
Sandras has a degree in Computer Science and an MBA from UCT. He has been taught by teachers such as Dr John Demartini, Roger Hamilton and Tony Robbins. He has spoken on the same stage with Facebook and Asana co-founder Dustin Maskovitch, Youtube co-founder Steve Chen, Guy Kawasaki, Steve Blank and Clayton Christensen.
He has worked in banking, mobile payments, unit trusts, IT and education. He has been named one of the 15 tech people to follow in 2018 and 2019. He has been featured on CNBC Africa and SABC 3 and has been a mentor on SABC 1 TV programme Making Moves.