Franz Struwig (\Backtracker \Ikubu \Garmin)

Jul 25, 2016, 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Franz Struwig is the CEO and co-founder of iKubu - a Stellenbosch based tech company that was acquired by Garmin in 2015.

In-person event

About this event

After crowdfunding the world’s first bicycle radar called Backtracker in 2014, iKubu was acquired by Garmin. Franz now heads up a new R&D office for Garmin in Stellenbosch. 

Franz Struwig is the CEO and co-founder of iKubu - a Stellenbosch based tech company that was acquired by Garmin in 2015.

Franz received his Computer Engineering degree from the University of Pretoria, and started his career as an embedded software developer. After honing his skills for a couple of years, he decided to start a business where Engineers can really express themselves: iKubu was born. During his tenure as CEO of iKubu, Franz also completed his MBA (cum laude) at the University of Stellenbosch.

Check out what happened


  • Franz Struwig

    \Backtracker \Ikubu \Garmin



Monday, July 25, 2016
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM UTC


4:30 PMNetworking (Food & Drinks)
5:30 PMFireside Chat
6:15 PMQ&A Session
6:30 PMNetworking (Cash Bar)


  • Brian Mlambo

    Akha Ventures

    CEO & Founder


Standard Bank logo

Standard Bank

Startup Grind Inc. logo

Startup Grind Inc.

PayFast logo


Townhouse Hotel logo

Townhouse Hotel

Iridium Business (Powered By Xero) logo

Iridium Business (Powered By Xero)


Pigeon Pie: Design Lab logo

Pigeon Pie: Design Lab

Sight & Sound logo

Sight & Sound

The Fruit Cube logo

The Fruit Cube

Code Like Clockwork logo

Code Like Clockwork

Silicon Cape logo

Silicon Cape

SirFruit3 logo


About Startup Grind

This is Startup Grind. We are the world’s largest startup community.

Our Mission

To give startups everywhere the education and opportunities they need to build, grow, and scale their companies.

Our Values

We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving first, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself.

Tools & Discounts for Startups

Take advantage of resources and offers provided by organizations we know and love, designed to help you navigate the startup journey.

Global Conference

Our annual flagship event in Silicon Valley brings together thousands of startup teams, investors and organizations from all over the world.

Join the Startup Membership

This membership gives you free access to networking, events, mentorship, office hours, and other exclusive opportunities curated by Startup Grind HQ.