Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

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Sandile Shabangu

Founder and CEO
Startup Mzansi Foundation NPC

Better known as the StartupGuy, Sandile Shabangu is the Founder & CEO of the Startup Mzansi Foundation NPC, a social enterprise supporting innovative youth entrepreneurship in South Africa. He has also founded several startups in South Africa. Sandile’s interests lies in how people use technology, believing that technology is only useful if people use and have access to it. He has made it his mission to explore how people, education, technology and entrepreneurship can be merged together to better the lives of ordinary citizens in Africa. He believes that understanding how people use technology helps business use technology to build value into people’s lives. Creating better experiences, more useful products, deeper relationships and more engaging ideas. An international speaker, Sandile has an entertaining, unique, personal and engaging presentation style. He has worked with some of the world’s most prestigious organisations. Along with his experience in business, Sandile has also contributed to startup leadership programmes for the Institute of Startup Leadership at the Startup Mzansi Foundation. Dubbed as one of South Africa’s Brightest Young Minds in 2013, a Top Young Entrepreneur in 2011, and acknowledged by his peers as one of the Top 200 young South African entrepreneurs to follow on Social Media, Sandile has won the respect of business by his determined approach to helping startups navigate a diverse and complicated world of people, education, technology and entrepreneurship (what he calls PETE). Sandile is often called on by business magazines and websites to comment on technology, entrepreneurship, social media and Generation Y. He is also an author of note with two books under his belt. As an entrepreneur and businessman, Sandile has built Startup Mzansi Foundation as an apex organization delivering experience-centred entrepreneurship and innovation development programs in South Africa and he continues to contribute to the future of South African startups helping them to start and stay started in business. To learn more about his work please visit www.startupguy.co.za


Sessions of the speaker

25-MAR-2020

25-MAR-2020

15:30 - 17:00

- Start-up funding cycles and understanding investors requirement.
- Identifying and penetrating the target market.
- Perfecting your Pitch Deck.
- Challenges to acquire funding for your startup.
- What are the keywords investors are looking for in a startup / entrepreneurs?
- What do investors see in startups/entrepreneurs?  
- Do investors invest in idea or founders? 

15:30 - 15:35

Introduction

Speakers:
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Douglas van den Berghe
Vice President Advisory
Conway, Inc.

15:35 - 15:55

Keynote Address

Speakers:
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Amine Housni
Co-Founder and Head of Middle East
Blueground Middle East

15:55 - 16:55

Panel Discussion: Investors: perspective towards investing in Startup / Entrepreneurs

Speakers:
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Andrea Hojdu-Howe
Partner, Head of Capital
Antler
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Basil Mofta
General Partner
Global Ventures
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Ana Barjasic
Founder
Connectology
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Sandile Shabangu
Founder and CEO
Startup Mzansi Foundation NPC
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Sufyan Al-Issa
Regional Head of Operations for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) International Finance Corporation (IFC)– World Bank Group
International Finance Corporation (IFC) – World Bank Group
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Tushar Singhvi
Director
CE-Ventures (Crescent Enterprises)

15:55 - 16:00