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The 7 startups that will be pitching are Little Fish, WeClean Recyclers, Tuckie, U-App, Teambix, Hairwego and Tipper.
Application deadlines are now closed.
Co-Founder and CEO
Andrea has a successful track record in the corporate sector, as entrepreneur as well as investor. She headed up Corporate Strategy for Siemens Southern Africa followed by managing a software sales team for Dimension Data. Starting her own businesses led her into the investment space where she raised the R350m Hass Plattner Ventures Africa Fund. Passionate about developing the ecosystem she is involved in numerous business incubation initiatives, evangelizing Global Companies such as Google and IBM to get more involved in Africa. Andrea's life is a juggling act and she is currently working on the five-ball juggle: Her husband, two children, KnifeCap, Sundays on the beach with the Strand Lifesaving Club and life between two continents.
Hannah is an associate principal at South Suez Capital mainly focussing on primaries and secondary transactions (origination, execution, monitoring and exits). She has 9 years of professional experience and sits on the advisory boards of several African private equity funds. She is also a trustee of South Suez Charitable Trust. Prior to joining South Suez Capital, she was based in London with Credit Suisse where she worked for over two years as an analyst in the Equity Capital Markets team – responsible for the origination and execution across industrials, TMT, healthcare, real estate and financial institutions. She was later promoted to Associate in the mergers and acquisitions advisory team for healthcare, telecoms and media & technology. Previously, she was an equity capital markets analyst for Nomura / Lehman Brothers. She has a Master’s Degree in Management from HEC Paris Business School and a Master’s degree in business and international law from Paris I – La Sorbonne Law School. Ms. Subayi is fluent in French and English and proficient in Lingala, the language of her home country the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Alex was an active part of Silicon Cape from 2011 to 2018 and has held many positions include Chair and Deputy Chair. Significantly, she secured the FNB partnership, developed the strategy that saw the organisation restructure from a purely volunteer organisation into an NPC and has directly fundraised, planned and executed many programmes and projects for the community. Alex has been invited to numerous countries to represent the Cape Town tech sector. She is also a founding member of African Business Angel Network and an advisor to the South African Business Angel Network. She is also of the co-founders of Dazzle Angels, a women’s angel investment group, which invests into female owned and founded start-ups in South Africa.
Lauren Dallas is Co-Founder of Future Females, a movement that exists to increase the number of and support the success of female entrepreneurs. Launching in August 2017, Future Females is now in 24 cities globally and also runs a three month online business school that has supported over 190 entrepreneurs to build their profitable dream businesses!
A social media & marketing expert, Lauren also founded The Growth Academy, an e-learning platform that supports entrepreneurs to succeed online, that grew to 7 figures in it’s first year and was listed as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Businesses. Their mission is to break the myth of the overnight success.
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Anele is currently majoring in Information Systems at the University of Cape Town and is passionate about enabling entrepreneurs and changing the small business landscape in Africa.
Guillaume de Smedt is the Global Community Director for Silicon Valley based Startup Grind. He manages the community team and overseas 300 international chapters. He has also been on the Silicon Cape board for over 2 years, where he is now the chairman of the Community Council. Although this doesn't really make use of his electronic engineering background, he loves what he does ;)