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Founder Institute Mentors

Johannesburg - South Africa Winter 2024

Founder Institute Mentors join weekly feedback sessions, host office hours, and in general provide you feedback every step of the way. In addition, through our Equity Collective, Mentors are invested in the success of your company both during and after the program.

See the list of current and past mentors for the Johannesburg program below.

Mentors

Nevo

Nevo Hadas

Director, & innovation
Marco

Marco Broccardo

CEO , Eurocom
Craig

Craig Corte

CEO, New Media Kagiso Media
Kamal

Kamal Hassan

Founding Partner, Loyal VC
Didier

Didier Vermeiren

Founder, Rialto
Michael

Michael O'donnell

Principal, StartupBiz.com LLC
Trevor

Trevor Longino

Chief Marketing Officer, Unito
Berg

Berg Moe

Owner, Berg Moe Media
Giovanni

Giovanni Focaraccio

Product Manager, Potenza
Russell

Russell Brand

CEO & Founder, Responsible Solutions Limited
Torrey

Torrey Smith

Co-Founder & CEO, Endiatx
Akua

Akua Nyame Mensah

Certified Executive & Leadership Coach, A.N.M & Company
Sameer

Sameer Babbar

Director, SVB Group
Sameer

Sameer Sortur

Founding Partner, SquareCircle Ventures
Jatin

Jatin Kataria

Founder & CEO, InMeSta
Anthony

Anthony Stonefield

CEO & Co-founder, AutoRegenic Cell Laboratories
Bentzy

Bentzy Goldman

Founder, Perflo
Idowu

Idowu Akinde

Founder, Boolean Labs
Andre

Andre De Wet

CEO, 2ndBase Inc
Annu

Annu Augustine

Founder, NedRock
Wesley

Wesley Lynch

Founder, Snapplify
Jaco

Jaco De Wet

Independent Consultant, Independent Consultant
Tamzin

Tamzin Lovell-Miller

Founder & CEO, Artfundi
Deon

Deon Katz

CEO & co-Founder , Graphite Growth
Bade

Bade Aluko

Managing Partner, White Hibiscus Capital
Hema

Hema Vallabh

Founding Partner, Five35 Ventures
Chris

Chris Foltz

Entrepreneur In Residence, Founder Institute + Responsible Solutions Ltd + IRG 100 CMO's & Change Agents
Dana

Dana Ohana

CEO and Co-Founder, Big Consulting
Mauricio

Mauricio Cardoso

Corporate Venture Manager, O POVO Communication Group
Noah

Noah Wallach

Founder, Hope OS
Katie

Katie Mapondera

Founder and Managing Partner, Q L and D LLC
Chintan

Chintan Oza

Founder, Anantam Ecosystems
Jacobus

Jacobus Erasmus

Director, Founder Institute South Africa
Ayodeji

Ayodeji Agboola

Founder, Akowe
Mark

Mark Kleyner

Co-Founder, Dream VC
Roheeni

Roheeni Bhana

Founder, Healthtech Launchpad
Keshni

Keshni Morar

Managing Director, Founder Institute South Africa + Investable
Sanjay

Sanjay Soni

Chief Visionary & Venture Architect, Jozi Angels
Maushami

Maushami Chetty

Founder and CEO, Aarya Legal & Kleva Contracts
S'onqoba

S'onqoba Vuba

Co-Founder and MD, Perpetu8
Pambos

Pambos Soteriades

Founder & CEO, PiSigma Consulting
Sabeeha

Sabeeha Banubhai

Founder and Experience Director, Jack Studios
Abu Bakr

Abu Bakr Cassim

Founder, Jozi Angels
Pommie

Pommie Lutchman

Founder & CEO, Ocular Technologies
Mark

Mark Fritz

Managing Director, Procedor
Eitan

Eitan Stern

Director & Lawyer, Legalese
Nivesh

Nivesh Pather

Investment Manager, Norrsken22
Samuel

Samuel Kwahene

IT Exec, OneConnect Technologies
Charlotte

Charlotte Luzuka

Co-Founder & Investor, Dazzle Angels
Tracey

Tracey Chas

Advisor, Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Olivier

Olivier Chas

Entrepreneur, Effective Marketing
Kyle

Kyle Torrington

Co-Founder , Legal Legends
Kopano

Kopano Mere

Market Activation Lead, SmartWage
Brian O.

Brian O. Sing'ora

Brian Obwora Sing'ora, Origee-Nation Ventures
Ayodeji

Ayodeji Agboola

CEO, Akowe
Lundi

Lundi Njomane

Director, Jozi Angels
Sheriff

Sheriff Olujide

Managing Partner, SOCS GokSon Capital (SGC) Ventures
Kevin

Kevin Chetty

Founder CEO, Macrocomm Financial Services / Xtenda Housing Finance
Gbite

Gbite Oduneye

Founder and Managing Partner, ODBA
Deepti

Deepti Jeram

CFO | Success Manager, Boardroom In A Box | Founders Institute South Africa
Stephan

Stephan Wessels

Head of Customer Advisory - South Africa, SAS
Bhairav

Bhairav Patel

Managing Director, Atom CTO
Sienna

Sienna Leis

Managing Director, Cova Experience Design
Dimitri

Dimitri Anagnostopoulos

Partner, True North Partners
Lily

Lily Makaleng

Director, Founder Institute South Africa
Gareth

Gareth Bleazard

CEO and Founder, Great North Road
Manoj

Manoj Ranaweera

Founder & CEO, Techcelerate
Johann

Johann Ungerer

Director, Multiple
Yemi

Yemi Oluseun

Founder/ CEO - Fintech, SaaS Business Growth, Automation & Change Management, The Change Hive
Ope

Ope Banwo

Attorney/Techfounder, Mobisoft360 Inc. + GistHouse
Sanjay

Sanjay Rakshit

CPO / CTO, Atom CTO
Gatis

Gatis Vilcans

Director of Technology, Atom CTO
Leonardo

Leonardo Okpeh

Founder & CEO, Smartblocks
Alan

Alan Fok

Growth Partner & Leadership Coach, The Forward Coach
Greg

Greg Serandos

Founder & CEO, African Academy of Artificial Intelligence
Paul

Paul Smith

Founder & CEO, Civitas
Michael

Michael Smith

Managing Director, Hillsdon Consulting Inc.
Tyrone

Tyrone Moodley

Venture Associate, HAVAÍC

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