Mentors, Coaches & Advisors

Mentors form the backbone of our ecosystem, providing invaluable time, insights and expertise pro bono to support our founders through their startup and fundraising process.

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Community Partners

We partner with startup communities around the globe to collaborate on cross-border initiatives and provide reach and access to our startups.

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Investors

As a startup enabler that nurtures and mentor early and late-stage companies across sectors and industries, we provide a pipeline of high quality deal flow to our investor network.

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Volunteers

Since 2012, we have been a part of the non-profit, volunteer-led movement, Startup Mzansi Foundation. Our volunteers drive our events, and are right in the heart of the

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We are Startup Mzansi - South Africa's largest digital startup community

Join the community and mingle with Africa’s most talented founders, startup enthusiasts, mentors & more. Startup Mzansi is a community of entrepreneurs and investors ready to change the world with you. Connect with innovators and investors with just a click. Connect with our community. Find your co-founders. Pitch your ideas. Build your prototype. Validate your assumptions. Get feedback from mentors. Go from paper to product. From idea to invoice. Launch. Learn with peers. Refine your business model. Work with mentors. Leverage our network. Get hands-on startup support. Launch a startup. Gain traction. Scale. Connect with investors. Scale your vision. Accelerate your growth. Expand your market. Co-build with partners. 10x your impact. We are supported by a great network of providers and benefit partners who provide expertise in legal, tech, fundraise, product and more. Our startups receive over $250,000 worth of benefits and perks that will help you build and grow your company.

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Be a part of a living, breathing 24/7 african startup ecosystem.

Our apps on the IOS, Android and Huawei App Gallery makes it easier than ever for entrepreneurs and startups to easily get plugged in to the startup ecosystem. You get everything you need to start and stay started in business.

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Entrepreneurs and Investors Are On Startup Mzansi App

Connect with a like-minded community of startup entrepreneurs, join an interest group. Be inspired by fellow entrepreneurs and take in the advice and learnings they picked up along the way. The time to startup is now. Start Here. Start Now.

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entrepreneurs & innovators connected

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We are Startup Mzansi

Let's Collaborate

We are community builders first. Our success in building up one of the largest startup communities in South Africa has taught us the importance of building for growth and impact. Our goal is to build inclusive and cohesive communities that will provide the support system that innovators in Africa need.

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We Connect The African Startup Ecosystem

We connect service providers, economic developers, mentors, investors and entrepreneurship support organizations to small businesses, startups and self-starters.

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One-stop shop for Africa's startup ecosystem

Startup Mzansi acts as a lightning conductor for the startup revolution in Africa connecting all stakeholders via a single platform, providing a nurturing ecosystem.

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“I founded StartupApp because many entrepreneurs lacked access to methodology, guidance and found it very hard to navigate the startup ecosystem as it was too fragmented and I am very excited to be a part of revolutionizing the way that entrepreneurs and startups bootstrap their innovative ideas.

- Sandile Shabangu

Startup Mzansi remain committed to ensuring that entrepreneurs, startups and self-starters are able to access the best resources to start and stay started in business no matter where they a from. Sandile has built Startup Mzansi Foundation as an apex organisation delivering experience-centred entrepreneurship development programs in South Africa and he continues to contribute to the future of South Africa startups by helping them to start and stay started in business.

THE ONLY AFRICA FOCUSED APP FOR STARTUPS, ENTREPRENEURS AND INVESTORS

Watch as real entrepreneurs pitch real investors live in front of an audience. Join the action by pitching your own company or concept to investors.

Learn about upcoming projects, including new inventions and privately funded ventures. Live video chats with real investors. Live Pitches. View the entire African Startup Ecosystem. Exchange ideas, brainstorm, make deals, and discuss projects with other entrepreneurs and investors. Participate in Challenges. Social, Curated, Entertaining, informational, and educational. Send messages to investors and other entrepreneurs.

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Don’t just take our word for it. Listen to our success stories

" StartupApp has become my guiding light for navigating the world of entrepreneurship and startups. It’s a real resource for strategic thinking in today’s world. "

- Khulekani Khumalo C.E.O

" StartupApp has become my guiding light for navigating the world of entrepreneurship and startups. It’s a real resource for strategic thinking in today’s world. "

- Khulekani Khumalo C.E.O

" StartupApp has become my guiding light for navigating the world of entrepreneurship and startups. It’s a real resource for strategic thinking in today’s world. "

- Khulekani Khumalo C.E.O

" StartupApp has become my guiding light for navigating the world of entrepreneurship and startups. It’s a real resource for strategic thinking in today’s world. "

- Khulekani Khumalo C.E.O

" StartupApp has become my guiding light for navigating the world of entrepreneurship and startups. It’s a real resource for strategic thinking in today’s world. "

- Khulekani Khumalo C.E.O

" StartupApp has become my guiding light for navigating the world of entrepreneurship and startups. It’s a real resource for strategic thinking in today’s world. "

- Khulekani Khumalo C.E.O
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FORWARD LOOKING ARTICLES, NEWS, UPDATES AND INSIGHTS

Catch up on the latest news, fundraise reports and insightful trends on innovation. Check out the latest updates from the Startup Mzansi community.