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Briefly introduce yourself, what is the nature of your business? Paxful is a leading global peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin marketplace and free digital wallet provider that offers customers a simple, fair, and secure platform to buy and sell bitcoin. Peer-to-peer simply means person to person, without middlemen. Our aim is to remove borders and limitations by bringing financial inclusion to the underbanked and unbanked (people who don’t have a bank account for depositing or sending money)…

Briefly introduce yourself? My name is Tshidi Morabi. I have a BCom in Informatics and a post-graduate diploma in risk management. I’ve been in the ICT arena for the past 19 years as a business analyst and trainer. I started Ginini Consulting in 2014 to fulfil my dream of building my own consulting firm. Tshidi Morabi – LocTransie Founder What is the name of your app and the story behind it? It’s called LocTransie –…

Briefly introduce yourself? My name is Fabrice Ruscoe, I am the co-founder and CEO of RYDD (Request Your Designated Driver) What is the name of your app and the story behind it? Our app is called RYDD and it allows you to request a designated driver at the touch of a button. A number of e-hailing apps have revolutionised the metered taxi industry, making it easy, convenient and affordable to hail a cab. We wanted…

Briefly introduce yourself, what is the nature of your business? My name is Kgomotso Motshegoa the founder and managing director at Corner Dladla Pizzeria. We are a proudly South African township/kasi based fast food outlet that’s been in operation since June 2017 in Protea North, Soweto.Our passion lies in offering our patrons the finest quality wood fired pizza and this is reflective in the time we invest in sourcing out the freshest ingredients and toppings…

Briefly introduce yourself, what is the nature of your business? I am Palesa Moloi, the CEO and co-founder of ParkUpp working together with my co-founder, Michael Savvides and our dev team, Thabang Sithole and Jabulani Kunene – ParkUpp is a parking marketplace that connects property owners who have empty parking spaces to drivers who need parking on a monthly and daily basis. We take a 15% commission off every booked parking. The benefit of using…

Introduce yourself, what is the nature of your business? Riversands entrepreneur Joel Kaplan is building thinking clubs and tech labs for schools and homeschooling communities. He sees his business – Thought Africa – as being a catalyst in the education arena. What inspired the launch of your business? Between the ages of nine and 14, Joel was under the guidance of a strict old Scotsman in his neighbourhood who worked with electronics in his garage…

Briefly introduce yourself? Studied engineering, got the Rhodes Scholarship to do my PhD at Oxford University then worked as an academic first for Oxford then MIT. Returned to SA to work in Discovery’s R&D (product dev) team. Left Discovery in 2018 to start Franc with the mission of democratising investments. Meet @SebsPatel and @drtpbrennan the co-founders of Franc.Here at Franc, we are continuously working to make saving easy and accessible to EVERYONE! #FinTech https://t.co/oqaa98S53M— Franc…

Briefly introduce yourself, what is the nature of your business? I qualified at the University of the Free State as a biochemist with a second major in microbiology. My first job was as a microbiologist at Johannesburg Water and I later joined AECI. Towards the end of 2019, I left the company to start Microbiome, which is a microbiology laboratory. I’m based at Riversands Incubation Hub. What inspired the launch of your business? Always dreamt…

Briefly introduce yourself, what is the nature of your business? My name is Hennie Ferreira and CEO of the world’s first online digital accountant, Osidon. What inspired the launch of your business? My wife Melissa and I realised there was a lack of support for small businesses and entrepreneurs in terms of accounting/tax/payroll/compliance and company registration services. We realised that our accounting systems in South Africa are outdated and didn’t embrace technology. This led to…

Briefly introduce yourself, what is the nature of your business? Xtenda Housing Finance (XHF) a registered Development Credit Provider, is a community-focused housing institution which provides simple and easy small housing loans to the population living in the peri-urban, rural areas of South Africa. What inspired the launch of your business? The problem is, there is no alternative financing model for low-income households. We observed that many homes were incomplete. Hence, we were inspired to…

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