2020 Speakers

Host and Facilitators

Kelebogile Molopyane

CEO at Africa Beyond 4IR (AB4IR) and Founding Director of Drone Council South Africa

Ntsiki Mkhize

Founder and Chief Social Entrepreneur at MentHer

Salu Yekela

Founder & Chair - Funds For Women; Mentors Panel - The Innovation Hub

DR. Puleng Makhoalibe

Alchemist. Educator. Facilitator. MC. Speaker. Author. 


Elizabeth Kruger

Owner/ Director at WW.IT-IQ Training & Solution (Pty) Ltd.

Phumudzo Madzunya

Regional Manager at Black Umbrella

Jabulile Ratsibe

Senior Manager: Enterprise Development & Sustainability

Diah Yusuf

Founder at Indonesia Prima


Ivy Syovata

Founder & CEO at Incubator Nest Hub

Khwezi Cenenda

Enterprise Development manager - Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct

Jovana Vasic

BITF Business Technology Incubator of Technical Faculties Belgrade - Director

Nekesa J. Were

Interim Executive Director at AfriLabs


Polo Leteka

Founder and Chairman IDF Capital

Nontombi Marule

Director: Innovation and Technology at Department of Trade and Industry

Chiboni Evans

Chief Executive Officer at International Maritime Information Systems South Africa - MaritraQ

Nicky Verd

Igniting Human Potential in the age of AI

Ntombifhuti Zikalala-Mvelase

Non-Executive Director of the board of Airports Company South Africa


Irene Kiwia

Tech Entrepreneur | Women & Youth Empowerment Proponent

Kim James

UAV Aerial Works & Drone Guards SACAA Drone Operator - Data by Drones

Michelle Lissoos

Edtech Stratagist & Activist

Trine Sig

Managing Director at Real Relief

Angelina Maseko

Chairperson of Rugged Africa SA


Vani Moodley

Chief Executive of Vani Moodley & Associates

Miranda Hosking

Director: GIBS Entrepreneurship Development Academy

Tendai Mugabe

Senior Program Associate at Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)


Akosoua Edwards

Author and Social Entrepreneur

Bongiwe Beja

Chief Executive: Start-up Services at SMTAX

Sara Fakir

Co-Founder at IdeiaLab