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Founder Institute Mentors

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 South Africa program below.

Mentors

Aadil

Aadil Munsami

FI Mentor
Abu Bakr

Abu Bakr Cassim

Founder, Jozi Angels
Akua

Akua Nyame Mensah

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

Alan Fok

Growth Partner & Leadership Coach, The Forward Coach
Andre

Andre De Wet

CEO, 2ndBase Inc
Anthony

Anthony Stonefield

Chief Innovation Officer, AIDA Advisory Services
Arcui

Arcui Usoara

Founder/CEO, Iaculus
Ashley

Ashley Smith

Chief Operating Officer, Amoeba
Ayodeji

Ayodeji Agboola

Founder, Akowe
Ayodeji

Ayodeji Agboola

CEO, Akowe
Bade

Bade Aluko

Managing Partner, White Hibiscus Capital
Bentzy

Bentzy Goldman

Founder, Perflo
Berg

Berg Moe

Owner, Berg Moe Media
Bertha

Bertha Kgokong

Founder & CEO, Tati Software
Bhairav

Bhairav Patel

Managing Director, Atom CTO
Brenda

Brenda Wangari

Head of Portfolio Success, Madica
Brian O.

Brian O. Sing'ora

Brian Obwora Sing'ora, Origee-Nation Ventures
Charlotte

Charlotte Luzuka

Co-Founder & Investor, Dazzle Angels
Chintan

Chintan Oza

Founder, Anantam Ecosystems
Chris

Chris Foltz

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

Cleo Johnson

Strategist, Marketing Maven
Dana

Dana Ohana

CEO and Co-Founder, Big Consulting
Deepti

Deepti Jeram

Co-Founder & CMO, Boardroom In A Box
Devin

Devin Butler

Co-founder, LogLive
Didier

Didier Vermeiren

Founder, Rialto
Dimitri

Dimitri Anagnostopoulos

Partner, True North Partners
Donald

Donald Vutlharhi Valoyi

Founder, Zulzi
Dr. Ope

Dr. Ope Banwo

Attorney/Techfounder, Mobisoft360 Inc.
Eitan

Eitan Stern

Director & Lawyer, Legalese
Farhat

Farhat Bashir

Founding CEO, Seerab Technologies
Florent

Florent Nduwayezu

Mr. , BESTSELLER FOUNDATION
Gareth

Gareth Bleazard

CEO and Founder, Great North Road
Gatis

Gatis Vilcans

Director of Technology, Atom CTO
Gavin

Gavin Jacobson

Founder & CEO, Titan Holdings
Gbite

Gbite Oduneye

Founder and Managing Partner, ODBA
Giovanni

Giovanni Focaraccio

Product Manager, Potenza
Greg

Greg Serandos

Founder & CEO, African Academy of Artificial Intelligence
Hema

Hema Vallabh

Founding Partner, Five35 Ventures
Hemansu

Hemansu Keeka

Co-Founder and Co-Managing Director, Disraptor
Idowu

Idowu Akinde

Founder, Boolean Labs
Jabulani

Jabulani Zwane

Founder & CEO, Mindset Development Institute
Jatin

Jatin Kataria

Founder & MD, InMeSta + JK Venture Studio
Johann

Johann Ungerer

Director, 1099 Ventures, Digital Puppetry, LetsJam, WIP
John

John Zabula

Founder, Revisall
Kamal

Kamal Hassan

Founding Partner, Loyal VC
Katie

Katie Mapondera

Founder and Managing Partner, Q L and D LLC
Kayimbi

Kayimbi Ruben Mpanya

Strategic Projects Associate, Innovation Edge
Kendrall

Kendrall Felder

Co-Founder & CEO, Cyber Alliance
Keshni

Keshni Morar

Managing Director, Founder Institute South Africa + Investable
Kevin

Kevin Chetty

Founder CEO, Macrocomm Financial Services / Xtenda Housing Finance
Kgosi

Kgosi Diphokwane

FI Mentor
Kopano

Kopano Mere

Market Activation Lead, SmartWage
Kyle

Kyle Torrington

Co-Founder , Legal Legends
Larry

Larry Yon, Ii

Co-Founder & President, Cyber Alliance
Leonardo

Leonardo Okpeh

Founder & CEO, Smartblocks
Lily

Lily Makaleng

Director, Founder Institute South Africa + Founder@WanderfullySo
Lundi

Lundi Njomane

Director, Jozi Angels
Marco

Marco Broccardo

CEO , Eurocom
Mark

Mark Kleyner

Co-Founder, Dream VC
Mark

Mark Fritz

Managing Director, Procedor
Mauricio

Mauricio Cardoso

Corporate Venture Manager, O POVO Communication Group
Maushami

Maushami Chetty

Founder and CEO, Aarya Legal & Kleva Contracts
Michael

Michael O'donnell

Principal, StartupBiz.com LLC
Michael

Michael Smith

Managing Director, Hillsdon Consulting Inc.
Michel

Michel Lubuya

Co-Founder @ Trove Group, Trove Capital
Nevo

Nevo Hadas

Director, & innovation
Nicolas

Nicolas Ochmann

Director, Head of Solutions EMEA, Whatfix
Nivesh

Nivesh Pather

Investment Manager, Norrsken22
Noah

Noah Wallach

Founder, Hope OS
Olivier

Olivier Chas

Entrepreneur, Effective Marketing
Omotayo

Omotayo Babatunde

Co-Founder & CEO, RewardHub
Oscar

Oscar Koster

Regional Director, Rule no 5
Pambos

Pambos Soteriades

Founder & CEO, PiSigma Consulting
Paul

Paul Smith

Founder & CEO, Civitas
Pommie

Pommie Lutchman

Founder & CEO, Ocular Technologies
Preshan

Preshan Govinder

Manager: Sales and Business Development, JSE
Roheeni

Roheeni Bhana

Founder, Healthtech Launchpad
Russell

Russell Brand

CEO & Founder, Responsible Solutions Limited
Sabeeha

Sabeeha Banubhai

Founder and Experience Director, Jack Studios
Sabrina

Sabrina Dorman

Co-Founder and CFO, ZUMI
Salmine

Salmine Sassi

Entrepreneur in Residence, Seedstars
Sameer

Sameer Babbar

Director, SVB Group
Sameer

Sameer Sortur

Founding Partner, SquareCircle Ventures
Sanjay

Sanjay Soni

Chief Visionary & Venture Architect, Jozi Angels
Sanjay

Sanjay Rakshit

CPO / CTO, Atom CTO
Shaheed

Shaheed Nordien

Mr, Swifti
Sheriff

Sheriff Olujide

Managing Partner, SOCS GokSon Capital (SGC) Ventures
Sienna

Sienna Leis

Managing Director, Cova Experience Design
S'onqoba

S'onqoba Vuba

Co-Founder and MD, Perpetu8
STEPHAN

STEPHAN WESSELS

CTO, Simply Financial Services
Suhail

Suhail Nakooda

Visa, Director: Business Development
Tamzin

Tamzin Lovell

Founder & CEO, Artfundi
Telma

Telma Le Guen

Founder & CEO, The Workrate
Thembalethu

Thembalethu Shangase

Head of Programmes, Naspers Labs
Torrey

Torrey Smith

Co-Founder & CEO, Endiatx
Tracey

Tracey Chas

Advisor, Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Trevor

Trevor Longino

Founder & CEO, CrowdTamers
Tyrone

Tyrone Moodley

Venture Associate, HAVAÍC
Victoria

Victoria Odimba

Founder, C Insights Africa
Viola

Viola Llewellyn

Founder & CEO, The Tulle Box
Wesley

Wesley Lynch

Founder, Snapplify
Yemi

Yemi Oluseun

Growth & GTM For FinTechs, The Change Hive
Zolani

Zolani Matebese

Chairman, Sendoff.app

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