I am filled with hope for a brighter future, one where our collective efforts empower corporate entities, small and medium-sized entrepreneurs, career-oriented individuals, and innovative minds alike to achieve greatness. Our lives are on the brink of a paradigm shift, driven by the latest technologies, innovative business models, and bold strategies that are poised to revolutionize the way we work, create, and thrive. It is a time of unparalleled opportunity, where we can all unlock our full potential and harness the power of change to transform our lives and the world around us. Let us embrace this exciting journey and lead the way towards a new era of success and growth for all.
During the last day of the 2022 Propel summit, Zambian startup companies had the unique opportunity to pitch their business proposals to a panel of capital venture experts. Each startup had just a few minutes to showcase their product and explain how they planned to use the capital investment to take their company to the next level.
The panel of experts listened intently, offering valuable feedback and expressing interest in exploring potential investment opportunities. The opportunity to pitch to capital ventures was a valuable experience for the Zambian startups, providing a platform to showcase their potential and make important connections with industry leaders.
Jonathan Ambali is an Associate Director for BDO Zambia which is part of the BDO International Network. DO is one of the leading public accounting, tax and advisory firms providing professional services in 164 countries, with 95,414 people working out of 1,713 offices worldwide.
Mutisunge Zulu is Chief Risk Officer for Zanaco Plc - Zambia's largest indigenous and most profitable bank. A seasoned risk practitioner with 17 years experience across South Central and East Africa. A thought leader, author, financial analyst and strategist.
Andrew Chibuye is Country Senior Partner for top global assurance firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. A chartered accountant and thought leader with 18 years of experience. An Alliance Manchester Business School graduate with a pedigree of excellence.
Dumisani Lingamangali Ncube known as the Radical Entrepreneur is a self-made and renowned entrepreneur and public speaker who has built DLN Empire consisting of DLN Technologies, DLN Entrepreneurship Institute and most recently DLN Media. From a very young age, his determination and strong will to do business have seen his life change significantly from a village boy to a successful entrepreneur. He strives to leave an impact on businesses across Africa through the delivery of practical expertise in strategy leadership and sales.
Vusi Thembekwayo is a South African venture capitalist, entrepreneur and the Founding CEO of MyGrowthFund & IC Knowledge Bureau. He is also the author of his debut book The Magna Carta of Exponentiality and a business mogul who has successfully built and transformed businesses in SA and abroad. At 25, Thembekwayo ran a R400 million division at a renowned multinational and was one of the youngest Directors of a JSE listed company. He is the former CEO of a boutique investment and advisory firm Motiv8 Advi-sory. Vusi Thembekwayo has been a catalyst for change in businesses across the globe through expertise in strategy, leadership and organisational culture to organisations such as Metcash.
Experienced Banker with a demonstrated history of achieving results in the Financial Services industry. Skilled in Business Planning, Analytical Skills, and Strategic Leadership. Strong professional with educational background from the University of Zambia and Manchester Business School.
Iconoclast. Catalytic Thought Leader. Global Expression and Influence Strategist. Futurist. Culture-Shaper. Philanthropist. Social Impact Investor. Spiritual Guide and Mentor. Those are the words to describe Olakunle Soriyan. The Ruckus as he is called by industry colleagues and stakeholders works globally helping LEADERS and HIGH IMPACT INDIVIDUALS (Culture Shapers, Deep Thinkers, Risk Takers, Change Makers, Decision Makers and Newsmakers) reach deeper dimensions of meaning and purpose, discern and embrace their due season for newness, architect higher levels of expression, global influence and continued relevance for themselves personally, and the ideas and projects they hold dear. His skills has served many individuals, families, arms of government and organizations across the globe, including Fortune500 companies including CocaCola, Microsoft, Total, and Shell.
Founder of Mount Zion Christian Centre, a vibrant ministry, currently in 10 locations across the nation of Zambia. A dominion strategist and torchbearer that delivers purpose at the highest standard possible. Regarded by many as a revelatory teacher, he is a keynote speaker in various life changing events. His passion is to see people redeemed, equipped and empowered to fulfil their potential. Obedient to the call of God to full time ministry in 2005, he has continued to exhibit grace to raise and mentor a generation of game changers who are strategically positioned to impact and influence their domains for spiritual, social and economical transformation. Fervent in his message of transformation to the world.