Redefine Our Future Event

THU, APR 16, 3:00 PM (SAST)


Apr 16, 2020: 15:00 - 18:00  • 
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About this event

COVID-19 has disrupted our usual way of life and doing business and has caused devastating impact. This crisis calls for businesses to respond quickly to either solve the newly created problems or prepare us for the world post-pandemic. The crisis has also created a window of opportunity to solve systemic problems that have had no urgency for resolution.

Join this online event for entrepreneurs, visionaries, investors and problem solvers who are focusing on creating the world of our future. Listen to investors and experts share how we can respond and pivot our businesses. Hear examples of how entrepreneurs across Africa have pivoted their businesses during the crisis and even managed to raise investment. During this event, Enygma Ventures will share their newly launched R20 million campaign to fund innovative startups across Africa who have solutions or ideas for our new future.


  • Sarah Dusek, Investor Enygma Ventures, USA
  • Jake Dusek, Investor Enygma Ventures , USA
  • Meg Faure, Founder PlaySense, South Africa
  • Felix Lin, CIO Kofidently, Los Angeles, USA
  • Imani Alfayo, Founder GetPesa, Tanzania
  • Ayo Dawodu, Founder Loystar, Nigeria
  • Lelemba Phiri, Investor Africa Trust Group, South Africa

Interview by Sandras Phiri, Founder Startup Circles and Director for Startup Grind Cape Town


Thursday, Apr 16
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM (SAST)


  • 3:00 PM Sandras Phiri Introduction – Sandras Phiri, Founder StartupCircles/ Director Startup Grind – South Africa
  • 3:05 PM Felix Lin Felix Lin, CIO Kofidently, LA, USA Tony Robbins and Draper University speaker on creating a winning mindset in a crisis
  • 3:30 PM Ayo Dawodu Ayo Dawodu, Founder Loystar, Nigeria How Loystar has changed its business model due to COVID-19
  • 4:00 PM Imani Alfayo Imani Alfayo, Founder GetPesa, Tanzania Insights and Opportunities from East Africa
  • 4:30 PM Meg Faure Meg Faure, Founder PlaySense, South Africa How Meg pivoted her company in 72 hours and raise R8.2milion
  • 5:00 PM Main Guest
  • 5:30 PM Enygma Venture Lelemba Phiri, Sarah Dusek, Jake Dusek – Enygma Ventures, South Africa R20 million innovation fund for startups