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COVID-19 has disrupted our usual way of life and doing business and has caused devastating impact. This crisis calls for businesses to respond quickly to either solve the newly created problems or prepare us for the world post-pandemic. The crisis has also created a window of opportunity to solve systemic problems that have had no urgency for resolution.
Join this online event for entrepreneurs, visionaries, investors and problem solvers who are focusing on creating the world of our future. Listen to investors and experts share how we can respond and pivot our businesses. Hear examples of how entrepreneurs across Africa have pivoted their businesses during the crisis and even managed to raise investment. During this event Enygma Ventures will share their newly launched R20 million campaign to fund innovative startups across Africa who have solutions or ideas for our new future.
Our special guest is Silicon Valley investor and author Steve Blank. He's the author of The Startup Owner's Manual. Steve was part of/or founded eight venture-backed companies. Four of his eight startup companies went public. He has taught entrepreneurship to both undergraduate and graduate students at U.C. Berkeley, Stanford University and the Columbia University/Berkeley Joint Executive MBA program.
Special Guest: Steve Blank, Investor and Author, Silicon Valley USA
Interview by Sandras Phiri, Founder Startup Circles and Director for Startup Grind Cape Town
Exclusive application for 1:1 Mentorship with an AWS expert
As a Startup Grind community member, you are invited to apply for our exclusive AWS + Startup Grind Mentorship Program as part of Mentorship Month.
Selected applicants will have the opportunity to participate in a one-on-one mentor session to get guidance on how to grow and develop your business and allow you to get first-hand advice from experts in your field. We offer 5 distinct mentoring tracks that you can choose from, including Fundraising, Product, Marketing, Sales, or Strategy & Ops, and you will get paired with an AWS expert in the field of your choice. All sessions are held remotely, and the program is completely free for all participants.
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.