We are hosting Venture Capitalist Shakes Motsilili

Johannesburg
Feb. 27, 2018, 6 p.m.

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One big reason to attend: Sharing knowledge as an entrepreneur is key - regardless of what stage you are at in your journey. Startup Grind brings everyone together in a low-key environment where all ideas are welcome, you’re a part of the global startup community and you have the ability to connect and learn from several heavy hitters in the scene.

Every month we invite you to better understand and to embrace Startup Grind’s Values:

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Make Friends (not just contacts)

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Join us this month as we host Aziza Coin Co-founder  and TEDx Speaker Shakes Motsilili. Shakes Motsilili has come from humble beginnings to become the first Black person in South African history to come in the top ten in the Science Olympiad, representing South Africa in London in 1993. He then went on to become the first Black person to pass the University of Pretoria Actuarial Examinations and was promoted to become the head of the Actuarial Department at Momentum Life at the age of 34. Shakes specialized in investment innovation, catering to the needs of some of South Africa's most sophisticated high net wealth clients. In 2011 he co-founded Africa New Energies with Stephen Larkin, his former university flatmate. Shakes has since spearheaded the forming of the first BEE Venture Capital Company and with Stephen Larkin has lobbied for Section12J, the South African tax deductions that the AzizaCoin digital currency will be using.


Earlier last year, the co-founders rejected a bid that valued Africa New Energies at R6.7 billion due to ethical and environmental concerns. They have specifically developed this new digital currency to fund their and many other African entrepreneurial businesses in a way that keeps promises to local communities and manages investor risk against capital losses. This allows a crowd of smaller investors to access high potential early-stage companies that would normally only be available to the very wealthiest members of our society.

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We are hosting Venture Capitalist Shakes Motsilili

Shakes Motsilili

Co - Founder - Africa New Investments

Shakes Motsilili has come from humble beginnings to become the first Black person in South African history to come in the top ten in the Science Olympiad, representing South Africa in London in 1993. Shakes specialized in investment innovation, catering to the needs of some of South Africa's most sophisticated high net wealth clients.

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When
Feb. 27, 2018
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 
Where
Perch Co-Working Office Space
37 Bath Ave
Rosebank, 2196
 
Agenda
6:00 pm Networking and Food
7:00 pm Fireside Chat and Q&A
8:00 pm Networking and Drinks
 

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