Startup grind Cape Town is proud to host Aubrey Mnisi. Aubrey is the Founder and CEO of Sensorit.io, an automotive innovation company that uses IoT and AI to eliminate road accidents. He is a tech investor and founder of Black Unicorn Venture studio which is focused on black founded tech startups. He is also a co-founder of Swie.io, a platform that manufactures electronics on-demand.
Before founding Sensorit.io, Aubrey transitioned from being a qualified cost accountant at Bluekey to being a self-taught software engineer. He became a certified SAP consultant, relocated to Germany and traveled to 26 cities around the world.
Aubrey has led Sensorit.io to win the MTN “innovative hardware in IoT” award. He is also the CTO of Snakenation.io, a global organization empowering creators and coders to enter the global creative economy.
Aubrey was raised by a single parent in Khayelitsha and has had the entrepreneurial passion from the age of 17.
Join us on the 9th of October at Workshop 17. Get your tickets now! bit.ly/sgaubrey
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…
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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.