Welcome to the next stage in Startup Evolution, we would like to invite you to the Launch of the Startup Grind Gaborone Chapter.
The launch of this startup initiative brings with it a series of monthly fireside chats with local start-up gurus, provide investors with access to a pool of scalable/investable start-ups, provide start-ups with an opportunity to market themselves all while developing the local start-up eco-system.
We will get to listen to and engage with, Tshepo Tsheko (Botswana Innovation Hub), Arun P. Iyer (Alpha Direct), Susanne Swaniker-Tettey (De Beers Group) and Monametsi Kalayamotho (Moro Group).
The time to change how startup do business in Botswana has come, we welcome you a brief night of enlightenment, engagement and most of all fulfilment with some the most recognisable business leaders in Industry.
MAKE SURE YOU BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS!
This 90mins event is geared towards and focused on finally bringing the guru and the apprentice together to redefine how startups operate in Botswana.
Alpha Direct Insurance
Botswana Innovation Hub
Director of Marketing & Partnerships
De Beers Group
Chief Financial Officer
Arun built Astutant Group in Florida, USA from a standing start in 2004 to a multi-million U.S. dollar professional services business with 6 branch office locations and over 40 team members across the State of Florida. Astutant Group offered a diverse range of services including taxation, accounting, and insurance brokerage. Prior to forming Astutant Group, Arun founded a small internet company in his parent’s garage called Virtual Internet Africa that built Botswana’s most popular portal web site, Chatswana.com. Arun was 14 years old then. Arun has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Accountancy and is a U.S. Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
Mr. Tshepo Tsheko is the Director, Marketing and Partnerships at Botswana Innovation Hub. He assumed the role after a three year stint as founding Programme Manager of the Botswana Innovation Hub’s hybrid incubator/accelerator, First Steps Venture Centre (FSVC).
Tshepo has a vast international exposure amassed from three continents, extensive business networks and a wealth of work experience gained from global blue chip companies. With an extensive 10 years’ experience in the ICT and business administration fields, Tshepo has been a Business Analyst at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in New Jersey, USA, Technical Consultant at Hewlett Packard in Chester, UK and Group IT Manager at Turnstar Holdings in Gaborone, Botswana. He has also worked as Systems Analyst and Senior Operations Associate – Technical Services at Bristol-Myers Squibb in the US and UK respectively.
Tshepo holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University, College of Engineering and is a promising candidate for a Master’s in Business Leadership for the University of South Africa, School of Business leadership. Tshepo is the Founder of Pivot Point, a human innovation company, born in Africa, which specialises in assisting individuals and companies to unlock and nurture their innovation potential so they can adapt, innovate and thrive.
Monametsi Kalayamotho is the founder of Moro and a successful entrepreneur with verifiable year-after-year success in achieving revenue, profit and business growth objectives with startup, turnaround, and rapid change environments.
With over 20 years industry experience, he has extensive experience with highly engineered systems, which require deep understanding of critical business drivers in multiple markets and industries.
Monametsi attained BSc Honors in Information Systems and an MSc in Strategic Management and is currently pursuing a doctorate of Business Administration with he Netherlands Business School