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Startup Grind Cape Town is proud to host Nicolene Schoeman–Louw founder of SchoemanLaw Inc and PocketAdvisor. SchoemanLaw Inc is a 100% female owned and managed legal firm offering tailored entrepreneurial solutions and PocketAdvisor is a tech platform that offers 24/7 legal advice to entrepreneurs.
Nicolene is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, Conveyancer, Notary Public and Mediator. In 10 years, Nicolene has grown the business from a single female founder startup to a reputable law firm, employing 20 permanent members of staff. She managed to double the business year-on-year in the last 6 years and has serviced more than 2000 SMEs in 2018. Nicolene is at the forefront of tech and is now launching a legal tech startup.
Join us at Startup Grind to discuss starting and growing a legal firm and the future of legal in the wake of artificial intelligence.
Join us on 6th February 2020 at Workshop 17 Waterfront. Get your ticket today.
Founder & Managing Director
Mrs Nicolene Schoeman – Louw founded SchoemanLaw Inc in 2007, aged 24, and is now the Managing Director of the firm. She is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, Conveyancer, Notary Public, and Mediator; with a passion for entrepreneurs and helping them reach their most ambitious goals.
Mrs Nicolene Schoeman – Louw founded SchoemanLaw Inc in 2007, aged 24, and is now the Managing Director of the firm.
She is an admitted Attorney of the High Court of South Africa, Conveyancer, Notary Public, and Mediator; with a passion for entrepreneurs and helping them reach their most ambitious goals. Mrs Schoeman – Louw has won a number of prestigious awards for her academic achievements. Among others, they include the:
• Hofmeyr Herbstein Gihwala Inc. Prize
• Gildenhuys van der Merwe Prize
• Juta Prize
• The Bobbert Medal (for obtaining her LLB degree cum laude)
Other Awards and achievements:
• 2012: Finalist in the Professional Category of the Regional Business Achievers’ Awards (RBAA) – Western Cape
• 2013: Finalist as CEO magazine’s Most Influential Women in Government and Business Africa
• 2019: Runner-up WOZA Women in Law Awards Corporate Attorney (Practicing)
• 2019: Finalist Standard Bank Top women Awards Top Young Achiever Under 40
Mrs Schoeman-Louw has enjoyed the confidence of many successful entrepreneurs (both locally and abroad) over the years and continues to do so. As a trusted advisor she has actively contributed to the successes of many businesses, helped and continues to help many entrepreneurs build lasting legacies.
Join us on the 6th of February 2020 as she tells us how she managed to double the business year on year, in the last 6 years and has services more than 2000 SME’s through their SME Self-Service Desk launched in 2018
CEO & FounderSee Bio
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.
Brian Mulambo is the CEO & Founder of Zero1 Creations, a marketing and branding business that aims to accelerate digital transformation in small and medium sized businesses in South Africa while creating jobs for freelancing designers. He’s a self-taught graphic designer and social media marketing strategist with over 2 years of experience in the marketing and branding field. He works with a team of 5 people who are committed to producing top quality content while changing lives.
Brian is a student at the University of Cape Town, doing his second year and he’s studying Bcom Financial Accounting: CA stream. He’s a Dell Young Leaders Scholarship holder and a Deloitte bursary holder, He’s a member of the Golden Key Society and the Deputy Head Student at Clarinus Village. He’s a Marketing Director in one of the biggest student societies – InvestSoc at UCT.
Brian is one of the Co-Directors of Startup Grind Cape Town and he’s working with Sandras Phiri the CEO & Founder of Africa Trust Academy a coaching and consulting firm and Director of Startup Grind South Africa.
Brian has worked with some of the best companies in South Africa such as Startup Grind Cape Town, Primestars Marketing, Akro Capital, Amazon Web Services, 3M South Africa, The voice TV, Tshwane TV, Africa Trust Academy and a lot of Societies at the University of Cape Town. He’s been featured on Jozi FM, Kaya FM, Soshanguve Community Radio, Kasie FM, CliffCentral and Radio 2000. Brian has organized more than 25 events to date and has managed teams ranging from 5-35 members all of which resulted in remarkable success.His business made it to the Top 100 Startup Istanbul start-ups to join the program after being selected out of 137,783 Startup applications from 150+ countries to join the Startup Istanbul Program on 18-21 October in Istanbul, Turkey & has recently been nominated for best student Startup of the year in the Global Southern Africa Startup Awards. His business also made it to the Top 5 Finalists student entrepreneurs in Cape Town and also Top 5 in the Global Southern Africa Startup Awards.
His journey started in 2014, when he won the Step Up To A Startup Young Entrepreneurs Connect Project where he won the young entrepreneurs of the year award. He ventured into business and has made great success thus far.