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Wednesday, October 7
 

2:00pm

There’s precious little technology being applied to the social sector in developing markets. Why?

Charity isn’t going to save the world. Is it ok to make money and make a difference at the same time?

 

This is the origin story of forgood - the online dating site for the social sector, connecting people to Causes and building the tech glue that’s going to increase efficiency and impact in the social sector of South Africa (and eventually other developing nations). 

Andy Hadfield (ex Real Time Wine, Street MBA, Tech4Africa regular) and Katherine Robertson (ex founder Africa Works Project, a subsidiary of Rays of Hope) will take you on a journey of what it’s like to build technology in the social sector, what the ecosystem looks like, what the big data possibilities are and most importantly - what the revenue model is and how forgood is going to try and achieve scale (that mythical pot of gold at the end of the developing nation tech rainbow).

Speakers
avatar for Andy Hadfield

Andy Hadfield

CEO, forgood
Andy Hadfield is a digital native – and loves building things on the Internet. He's played in every corner of the digital industry, launching getALife, his first startup at age 19. A political and community mouthpiece for South African students between 1997 and 2005, the site... Read More →
avatar for Katherine Robertson

Katherine Robertson

Commercial Manager, forgood
Katherine has worked in community development in the township of Alexandra and understands community development at a grass roots level. She is now a Commercial Manager at forgood, a platform that connects people who want to make a difference to causes that need their help. Katherine... Read More →



Wednesday October 7, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Keynotes/Social/Misc Track

4:30pm

Keynote - Underdog Mentality, Disruption and the Art of Giant Killing
Underdog Mentality, Disruption and the Art of Giant Killing

In 2014, the WP "Peninsula" hockey team became the 1st "B" team in South African history to win a National Inter Provincial Tournament. Gain some insights and be inspired as Steve Evans (player/coach) tells the unlikely story of how 16 committed youngsters (and one old guy) hustled their way to the championship with some clever strategy, all out attitude, belief and maximum disruption! Interestingly, many of the insights, learnings & techniques have application in the world of entrepreneurship and start-ups… come and listen to a story about “Underdog Mentality, Disruption and the Art of Giant Killing!”

Speakers
avatar for Steve Evans

Steve Evans

Owner/Business Case Builder, Stampede Mobile
I was lucky enough to have spent 10 years (1994-2004) playing hockey for South Africa, living & playing in various countries around the world, culminating at the Athens Olympic Games. What has always intrigued me has been the mental side of peak performance, whether applied to sport... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2015 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Keynotes/Social/Misc Track
 
Thursday, October 8
 

10:40am

Leading with Courage
Braam believes that you first have to believe in yourself and be comfortable in your own skin to be able to stand out from the crowd and be open to criticism. Only once you trust yourself and have faith in your own integrity, others will too. True leaders stand up in the face of adversity and do the right thing. Respect is not given, but earned.
Leaders have a special ability to display a sincere passion that ignites those in their company to buy into the goal or vision and want to be part of the journey. They empower others to want to go places that they never previously imagined possible. A leader with purpose fuels others to action through change. They inspire others to want to reach their fullest potential, to become leaders themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Braam Malherbe

Braam Malherbe

Owner, Inspire to Action
Braam is an international motivational speaker, an extreme adventurer, conservationist, youth developer, TV presenter and author of the best seller, ‘The Great Run’ . He is a South African who has a proven track record of changing lives every day through his empowering motivational... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 10:40am - 11:10am
IoT/Makers/Leadership Track

2:00pm

How not to build an internship program

As ClickMaven, we don’t do jobs. We do mastery and purpose.

We've created an internship program that equips digitally savvy graduates with the skills they need in order to make their mark in the industry.Using a highly structured 6-month internship we equip them with technical and business acumen skills. 

We aim to inspire and assist other agencies to develop programs/opportunities where they can bridge the skills gap.

Speakers
avatar for Tshepiso Theletsane

Tshepiso Theletsane

Talent & Operations Manager, Clickmaven
Tshepiso is an exceptional professional Talent & Operations Manager at ClickMaven. She has run the internship program at ClickMaven for the past two and a half years and taken it to new heights. She began her journey at ClickMaven as an intern herself and has learned tonnes of new... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
IoT/Makers/Leadership Track

2:50pm

My life sucks; how do I keep motivated?
Being an entrepreneur can be daunting at times: you spend your days getting rejected only to come back for more. As an employee you're often at the mercy of a boss or other difficult situations. In this session we'll talk about how to keep yourself motivated regardless of the circumstances.

Speakers
avatar for Saul Kropman

Saul Kropman

Managing Director, SLVC
I'm an entrepreneur, consultant and wannabe raconteur. I'm fascinated with the challenges surrounding entrepreneurship and how to keep motivated. Entrepreneurship is a tough game and I'll help you make it easier.


Thursday October 8, 2015 2:50pm - 3:20pm
IoT/Makers/Leadership Track

3:40pm

Life Stamina: Is it born or bred?
We often place limits on what we can do and what we have the potential of achieving. We often underestimate how far one can go and the ultimatum of terminating or continuing. In every aspect of life, there is something called Stamina, not just sport. The aim of this inspiring, enthused and motivated talk will be geared towards what and how you can see through your desired goals, accomplishments and targets.

Speakers
avatar for Habib Noorbhai

Habib Noorbhai

Lecturer and Researcher, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
- Biokinetics and Sports Science- Leadership- Humanitarian and community work- Cricket Innovation and Technology


Thursday October 8, 2015 3:40pm - 4:10pm
IoT/Makers/Leadership Track