“Triga was recommended to me by a dear friend who clearly saw the fire that lit up in my eyes every time I spoke about Social Entrepreneurship. Also, I love Jesus! So stepping into a world where these two things collide was absolutely mind-blowing. Triga is the first community that I’ve seen that carries the perfect balance of equipping leaders with practical tools, keeping people and community upliftment as the core focus and using the life and teachings of Jesus as the foundations of the entire programme. This is a community built by excellence and a love for redemption. Only great things can come from it!”

Puno Selesho, 2019 NextGen Summit Participant

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Our NextGen Summit aims to inspire, connect and equip next-generation Christian entrepreneurs, innovators, and creatives who are passionate about solving some of our time’s most pressing issues. Students and working graduates (ages 20-30) across all courses and sectors are welcome to join us.

Our 2020 Summit was a virtual event due to COVID-19, but although we weren’t able to get together in person, we were blown away by the energy, unity and excitement within the group of young world-changers who attended.

We will announce dates for our 2021 NextGen Summit soon. Email us to receive updates.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FORM THE NEXTGEN SUMMIT:

  • Interacting with Christian entrepreneurs who are integrating their faith into their ventures

  • Grappling with the questions surrounding the Theology, Culture and Work intersection

  • Discussions and practical guidance on dealing with and reacting to current issues in our world

  • Building a network of like-minded peers from all over South Africa

  • Listening to personal stories of how young Africans have launched redemptive ventures

WE’LL ENGAGE WITH TOPICS SUCH AS:

  • How do Christian entrepreneurs bring solutions to inequality, racism and poverty?

  • Discovering whether a business idea fits into God’s plan

  • Finding a work-life balance that honours God

  • How to navigate the Covid-19 season and the impact it will leave on the world

These were some of the amazing speakers at the 2020 NextGen Summit.

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ABIGAIL KHULUSE

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR | TUSHIYAH ADVISORY SERVICES

Abigail launched Tushiyah in 2008 with the focused and ambitious objectives of growing SMEs, growing corporates and growing the economy. Over the last decade the company has gained significant standing in the Enterprise and Supplier Development space, responsible for countless SME/Corporate successes. Putting planning into practice has been a central theme for her over this exciting period of exponential growth. Abigail’s drive has also seen her being crowned SACBW Business Woman of the Year in 2014. With a unique pool of some of the brightest people that South Africa has to offer, Abigail succeeded in securing Tushiyah’s USP: access to market; access to finance; and access to business savvy for SMEs. In this way, Tushiyah facilitates successful value chain relationships for corporate procurement divisions.

GIDEON GALLOWAY

FOUNDER & CEO | KING PRICE INSURANCE

Gideon is the founder and CEO of King Price, a new player (and game changer) in South Africa’s short term insurance industry. An avid entrepreneur, Gideon has founded several other successful companies, such as ThinkTank and SABest. Together with pursuing his entrepreneurial endeavours, Gideon enjoyed a successful corporate career as marketing and sales director for insurance giant Telesure, where he also pioneered the insurance aggregator hippo.co.za. These 14 years of short term insurance experience and insight resulted in King Price’s world-first pricing strategy, which sees premiums decrease monthly in line with cars’ depreciating values. Gideon believes in a culture-based business model and his team is encouraged to operate to their full creative potential. For Gideon it’s not just about products, it’s also about realising the human possibilities. King Price launched in June 2012 with only 20 staff. Just 5 years later, 750 committed and inspired ‘family members’ serve the kingdom’s 110,000+ happy clients (with a smile). King Price has also won many awards and broken numerous records along the way.

JOHN YIP

DIRECTOR | INTERNATIONAL SPORT LEADERSHIP SCHOOL

John’s purpose is to enhance strategic Kingdom expansion processes and to develop emerging leaders through the means of catalyzing and multiplying Gospel movements. He is the global co-convener for a global sports coalition with partners in 200 countries. Since 1999, over 5 million young people in 170 countries are reached and discipled through sports and games annually as a result of training for 80,000 leaders each year. John is the director of the International Sport Leadership School (ISLS) – an initiative that has trained 500 emerging global leaders from 130 countries. He is the global facilitator for Ubabalo – an initiative to equip coaches to be fathers on the sports field. Ubabalo has exploded to over 140 countries with 10,000 coaches trained annually and open source material available for multiple sports in multiple languages. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and is a Certified Behavioural Consultant. John is married to Wan Yi and they have embraced the adventure of parenting their daughters Emma and Ellie. They love serving young couples and young families to discover their purpose within God’s mission.

KARABO CHE MOKOAPE

CO-FOUNDER & CEO | HOME CLOUD

Karabo is a Durban-based social entrepreneur, writer and speaker. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Home Cloud, an Internet Service Provider (ISP). He sits on the boards of several organisations including: Hilton College, The Future Life Foundation, The Light Trust, African Enterprise and others. His core skills are strategic leadership and planning, communication and personal development. Karabo has a vast knowledge regarding systems, operations and social responsibility which he has applied in strategically advising a wide range of organisations in various industries. A true global citizen, he has travelled to more than 70 countries and speaks a number of foreign languages, including French and Spanish. Karabo also has a background as a journalist, having been a foreign correspondent for various media outlets, including the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). He has covered the conflicts in Somalia, Gaza, Afghanistan and the Ivory Coast to name a few. Karabo and his wife Thuli, have two children and live in Durban.

KOBUS LOUW

FOUNDER & CEO | DIGEMY

After completing his Honours degree in Mathematical Sciences at Stellenbosch University, Kobus pursued a career in credit risk, where he later became a specialist in credit risk modelling. While building models that forecast the behaviour of the consumer for some of the biggest banks in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Africa, he realised that there is very little being done to change this consumer behaviour. With his modelling expertise and passion for mentorship, entrepreneurship and leadership development, he founded Digemy.com, an EdTech company that specialises in organisational optimisation, financial wellness, and entrepreneurial and soft-skill development in the Business-to-Business and Business-to-Consumer markets.

LUSANDA MAGWAPE

CO-FOUNDER & CEO | DREAM FACTORY FOUNDATION

Lusanda is an admitted attorney who is passionate about raising the next generation of youth leaders in Africa through education. As co-founder and CEO of Dream Factory Foundation, she’s received global recognition for her work, including the 2017 SE 100 Most Inspiring Social Innovators and Social Entrepreneurs; the 2016 Leadership Award at the Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards, and the Inyathelo Philanthropy Award for Education. She’s also a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a proud wife and mother to Joy.

PATRICK KUWANA

FOUNDER | CROSSOVER TRANSFORMATION GROUP

Patrick is the founder of Crossover Transformation Group – an organisation focused on offering Value Co-Creation services, a field of expertise focused on accelerating business and economic growth by putting together new relational and transactional economic structures that are constructed by uniting the uniqueness and diversity of thinking from participating stakeholders. Patrick left a successful corporate career in 2005 and co-founded Umliba Investment Corporation – a South Africa based specialist information and media focused investment holding company. Through this company he set up a joint venture company called PA Sport South Africa (a leading sports information provider) together with London based Press Association Group. In 2008 he further co-founded Livemobile – a mobile media and services company which became the first African organisation to win a Global Mobile Marketing Award for innovation in sports based mobile marketing. He exited this side of business to start Crossover Transformation in 2011. Patrick is married to the love of his life, Maude and they have been blessed with two sons.

PIETER WASSERFALL

FOUNDER & CEO | SIX33 GROUP

Pieter is the Managing Director of the SIX33 Group – a private equity firm with investments in Agriculture, Financial Services, Logistics and Property. He is a qualified Actuary with 10 years’ experience working predominantly in the Financial Services industry. Before starting the SIX33 Group he worked as a strategy consultant for Accenture on various projects across Africa, Europe and North-America. In 2013 he founded PICSA – a disruptive financial services startup that is now a member of the AFGRI group of companies. Pieter and his wife Estelle share a heart for building God’s kingdom which is why they founded the Aslan Trust in 2014 to reach vulnerable and orphaned children in Africa.

OLEFILE SAMUEL RABOBELE

CO-FOUNDER, CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER & PRODUCER  |  BEYOND THE EYES

Sammy grew up in a farming family in the North West, post-Bophutatswana. He was educated at Potchefstroom High School for Boys and the University of Pretoria. It was at university that he truly came to know Jesus as his Lord and Saviour and sensed the call of the Lord on his life. After completing his B.Com Investment Management degree, he joined a ministry called Campus Outreach as full-time staff for six years, sharing his faith on campus. The desire to tell stories finally drove him to realise his dream of capturing the African stories that often remain untold, co-founding Beyond the Eyes in 2014. He shares the journey with business partner Tebogo, as well as his wife Mpho and their daughter Aobakwe.

SUSANNAH FARR

FOUNDER & CEO | GOLD YOUTH

Susannah holds an MPhil degree from Stellenbosch University and her active involvement in youth behaviour-change and skills-access has led her to pioneering the Gold Youth Development Agency (Gold Youth) in 2004, of which she is CEO. In striving to build Gold Youth’s sustainable scalability, Susannah established Gold Enterprises in 2011, a for profit company, 100% owned by Gold Youth. Susannah is an Ashoka fellow who is steadfastly committed to change and to finding innovative solutions for addressing the debilitating youth-education and unemployment crisis amongst the most vulnerable. Susannah won the Regional Business Woman’s Association of South Africa Award in the 2016 Social Entrepreneur of the Year category and was nominated as one of only four finalists in the 2017 Global Citizen award, in recognition of her innovation, action and impact in the alleviation of poverty. In early 2018 Susannah was selected as Life Co Social Entrepreneur Enterprizer.

NextGen Founders is a communal learning experience for 20-30 year old founders seeking to develop their understanding and application of redemptive entrepreneurship. This 8-month programme will run from September 2020 to May 2021, consisting of tailor made, structured tasks and activities to meet the practical needs of participants. We’ll connect weekly via online meetings and at a get together in March 2021 (COVID-19 depending), as well as at the 2021 NextGen Summit. We will select 12 ventures or participants for this year’s cohort.

TRIGA VENTURES IS A NON-PROFIT AND PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANISATION (PBO) IN SOUTH AFRICA AND ALSO HAS A 501(C)(3) AFFILIATION IN THE USA.

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