May 22, 3:30 – 6:00 PM

Al Baraka Bank - Kingsmead, 2 Kingsmead Boulevard, Durban, 4001

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Mikaeel Mirza (Make It Happen) Fireside Chat :We are hosting the CEO/Founder of Valternative Energy & his Chinese business development partner Andi An. Valternative is a revolutionary startup in SA, offering electric motorcycles, intelligent swapping stations, and subscription-based battery swapping services for on-demand services and last-mile delivery businesses.

In-person event

About this event

Join us for an evening of knowledge-sharing, networking, and inspiration.

What to expect:

Entrepreneurial Spotlight: 

We are hosting Mikaeel Mirza, founder of the Make It Happen Group. Mikaeel boasts over 15k followers on Instagram. He is an entrepreneur, owner of a real estate agency, motivational speaker and fitness enthusiast.

Fireside Chat with Valternative Energy:

- We’ll delve into the avenues available for securing funding for your green business venture.

- Our speakers will share their experiences and best practices for identifying, approaching, and securing partnerships with industry giants like Uber South Africa.

- Speakers will equip you with actionable insights and proven strategies to scale your business sustainably while maintaining your environmental ethos.

- Discussions will focus on identifying and evaluating risks in the business landscape, equipping you with the tools and the mindset needed to make informed decisions.

- We'll delve into the latest trends and advancements in sustainable transportation, focusing on the rise of electric vehicles (EVs) and their impact on reducing carbon emissions.

- We will explore the role of e-vehicles in shaping the future of transportation, discussing their benefits, challenges, and potential for widespread adoption.

- Learn about the innovative technologies and business models driving the growth of e-bikes and other electric vehicles, and how these innovations are revolutionizing urban mobility.

- Discover how businesses can integrate sustainability into their operations and contribute to a greener future by embracing e-vehicles and other eco-friendly practices.

When: 22 May 2024

Time: 5:30pm

Refreshments will be served at the evemt. 


  • Mohamed Jeewa

    Valternative Energy

    CEO / Co-Founder

  • Andy An

    Valternative Energy


  • Mikaeel Mirza

    Make It Happen




Wednesday, May 22, 2024
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM UTC


Registration and Networking
Entrepreneur Spotlight
Fireside Chat


  • Raeesa Bayat

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

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