29 Jun 2017

Event description

The South Africa Final is happening in Johannesburg!

The winners of the Satellite events in Cape Town and Johannesburg will be invited to pitch at the grand finale! Additionally, we are opening up applications for the wildcard, and up to 3 more startups will be invited straight to the final.

The winning startup will join the global Seedstars Family and take part in the regional and global Seedstars Summits that include our tried and tested bootcamp and investor forum. It's a catalytic platform for high growth emerging market startups. 

In addition to seeing the top startups pitch, you can look forward to an event filled with disruptive tech, inspirational discussions, networking sessions and one flight ticket for the winner to come to Switzerland to compete for up to $500,00 in investment..

Program

13:00 - 14:20
Invite Only: Workshops (AgTech, Fintech, Digital Health)
14:20 - 14:40
Break
14:40 - 16:00
Invite Only: Workshops (EdTech, Future of Energy, Gig economy)
16:00
Arrival / Networking
16:30 - 16:45
Kick off
16:45 - 17:30
1st Pitching session
17:30 - 18:45
Break / Networking
18:45 - 19:45
2nd Pitching session
19:45 - 20:30
Jury Deliberation / Networking Break
20:30
Announcement of the winner

Partners

Standard Bank
Enel Green Power
Entrepreneur Traction
Merck
Payfast
VC4Africa
Cege Consulting
Microsoft 4Afrika

Speakers

Dr Norman Hoeltz

Dr Norman Hoeltz

CEO & Founder
Aparate
Noxolo Nkomonde

Noxolo Nkomonde

Project Developer
Enel Green Power
Romulo Navarrete

Romulo Navarrete

Regional Associate Latin America & Caribbean
Seedstars
Karina Faßbender

Karina Faßbender

Head of Accelerator Africa
Merck
Claudia Makadristo

Claudia Makadristo

Regional Manager for Africa
Seedstars World
Marcello Schermer

Marcello Schermer

Expansion
Yoco
Nathan Heller

Nathan Heller

Cofounder
Spin Street House

Jury

Lebo Gunguluza

Lebo Gunguluza

Group Chairman
Gem Group
Jayshree Naidoo

Jayshree Naidoo

Head of Incubator
Standard Bank
Ivan Epstein

Ivan Epstein

Chairman of Cash Connect and Tricolour
Tricolour Investments
Polo Radebe

Polo Radebe

CEO
IDF
Quinton Dicks

Quinton Dicks

CEO
SASME FUND LIMITED
Audrey Mothupi

Audrey Mothupi

CEO
SystemicLogic

Mentors

Roslyn Lavery

Roslyn Lavery

Business Development Manager
Payfast
Guillaume De Smedt

Guillaume De Smedt

Global Community Director
Startup Grind
Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull

Regional Portfolio Expansion Manager
Merck
Louise Mitchell

Louise Mitchell

Professional Communication
Take My Word pitch
Sean Clancy

Sean Clancy

Principal Consultant
SalesRockIT
Raymond Ledwaba

Raymond Ledwaba

Vice President: Africa Finance
Banking and Finance
Rorisang Tshabalala

Rorisang Tshabalala

Chief Executive
Chapter One Innovation
Madelein Grobbelaar

Madelein Grobbelaar

Microsoft Bizpark Manager
Microsoft
Craig McLeod

Craig McLeod

CEO
getbuild
Maximillian Kaizen

Maximillian Kaizen

Hunter of Genius
Max Kaizen
Ogone Ntwae

Ogone Ntwae

Innovation and R&D Specialist
The Innovation Hub

Venue

The event will take place at SB Auditorium.