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The NextGen community is for young entrepreneurs, innovators and creatives who are passionate about aligning with God to solve some of our time’s most pressing issues. The NextGen Summit is a three-week journey featuring keynote sessions, industry-related panel discussions and small group hangouts to navigate the intersection between work and faith. Attendees wanting to dig deeper should apply to be part of the NextGen Founders programme.

“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 • 2020 NextGen Founder & 2019 NextGen Summit Participant

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 are some of the amazing speakers that participated at the 2021 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.

AJ MUNIAN

FOUNDER & CEO  |  SMART AGRI SOLUTIONS

AJ is an agricultural value chain specialist who holds a BSc (Agric) and an MBA from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. AJ’s professional qualifications in agriculture are further strengthened by 20 years of direct experience across each link in the entire agriculture value chain, ranging from agro-technical field production through supply chain to Fast Moving Consumer Goods Companies and retail, having worked for leading companies in each of these different sectors, including Capespan, Maersk Line and Woolworths. AJ’s fresh produce experience spans controlled environment farming, technical horticultural production, fresh produce export, reefer liner shipping, freight forwarding, cold chain management and international fresh produce trading, as well as in retail across Sub-Saharan Africa. AJ is passionate about the role which innovative technologies can play in building more inclusive and sustainable agricultural supply chains.

ANNELIZE KOTZE

CO-FOUNDER & CEO  |  MOVEPRETTY

Annelize started out her career in the world of advertising and brand management, but she’d always had a love for fashion and decided to continue her studies part-time at the Victoria Toma Institute of Fashion & Design and Elizabeth Galloway Academy of Fashion Design. The opportunity to start Movepretty came when school friend and professional triathlete, Mari Rabie, who was completing her MBA at Oxford University, contacted her about a research project that focused on the need for well-designed ladies’ active and leisure wear in South Africa. Annelize now runs the business full-time and loves doing something that adds value to women’s lives, creates jobs and allows her to live out her passion for design.

AUBREY TERBLANCHE

FOUNDER & CEO  |  GIDEONS MILLING

Aubrey Terblanche is 46 years old and is husband to L’atella and father of two boys, Ruben and Benjamin. Aubrey has pursued a career in aviation, but has always had a passion for agriculture. When he is not flying, he works to help establish food security in South Africa by adding value to farmers’ products. His motto in life is that we are more than conquerors through Christ that strengthens us.

BERTIE LOURENS

FOUNDER & CEO  |  WASTEPLAN

Bertie Lourens is the Chief Executive Officer and visionary behind WastePlan, an onsite Waste Management and Recycling Company. Bertie’s entrepreneurial drive and passion – for both the environment and empowering people – led him to start WastePlan in the Western Cape in 2004.

CHRISTIAAN VAN DEN BERG

CO-FOUNDER & CO-CEO  |  JOBJACK

Christiaan, a people-passionate pioneer, is the co-founder and co-CEO of JOBJACK. He is a qualified CA (SA) – he came up with the idea of JOBJACK while completing his audit articles in 2017. Although he is stimulated by the business behind JOBJACK, he is driven by the people they are reaching, whether job-seekers, companies, employees or people simply inspired by what is happening. Christiaan wants to see God’s Kingdom come not only in his organisation, but in every company and person’s life.

CHRISTINE MEINTJES

CO-FOUNDER  |  THE APIARY

Christine Meintjes (officially Van Niekerk) is a multi-faceted entrepreneur, driven to establish innovative ways to connect creativity with business. She is an internationally acclaimed photographer and the first-ever female appointed as a Nikon Premium Ambassador (for Southern Africa). 

In 2010 Christine founded the Pretty Blog, a renowned lifestyle platform that has won numerous national and international awards for its exceptional content and storytelling experience. Recently, she co-found The Apiary: a company with the tagline “A group of companies, taking creativity seriously”. The Apiary is the holding company for The Pretty Blog and a venture called The Local Edit: an exciting new app that will bring South Africa’s best-designed goods to your fingertips and home. 

Christine also started a podcast, Behind The Edit, which facilitates honest and raw conversations about what it takes to build “perfectly edited” brands. In her free time, she enjoys consulting and mentoring, but above all, she is a devoted wife and mom. 

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.

HEINE BELLINGAN

CO-FOUNDER & CO-CEO  |  JOBJACK

Heine is a born leader and motivator of people. He is the co-Founder and co-CEO of JOBJACK. Heine is a qualified CA (SA) and embodies the role of a forefront founder by his unending dedication and innovation. It is Heine’s call to be a Kingdom financier, leading the business world in his favour and walk with God.

LEÀNNE VIVIERS

CO-FOUNDER  |  MINTOR

A creative problem solver, passionate about youth development and social entrepreneurship (and dancing) – this is what makes Leànne thrive and she’s put it to action having co-founded Mintor to see millions of unemployed youth realise their potential. Leànne’s background comprises 15+ yrs in IT and Operations Consulting (UK, USA, Africa), including her former role as global SME development manager for IFC (World Bank Group). She holds a B.Eng (Industrial Electronics) from Stellenbosch University and an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship from Oxford University, however, her biggest learnings were from doing business and learning from others that do.

LESEGO HOLZAPFEL

CO-FOUNDER  |  RAISE THE CHILDREN

Lesego is the co-founder and chairwoman of Raise the Children International, a registered nonprofit in South Africa, USA and UK. As a former volunteer teacher in a rural school outside of her hometown of Mmabatho, Lesego believes in education-based solutions to poverty. Raise the Children identifies self-motivated orphans from impoverished and rural communities and mobilizes resources for these children to gain access to higher education that leads to employment and public service with a high return on social investment.

LUSANDA MAGWAPE

CO-FOUNDER & CEO  |  DREAM FACTORY

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 baby Joy.

LUVUYO RANI

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR  |  SILULO ULUTHO TECHNOLOGIES

Luvuyo Rani is an award-winning entrepreneur, and founder and managing director of Silulo Ulutho Technologies, a Cape Town based IT services company. The story of Silulo began in 2004 when Rani, a teacher in Khayelitsha, saw teachers struggling with the new computer technology that was being introduced into classrooms. He started his business from the boot of his car, buying old computers, refurbishing them and selling the gadgets. Today, Silulo has 46 stores in townships and rural areas in the Western, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, 220 full-time staff members, and 21 franchises. Rani gradually set up internet cafes in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, while establishing one-stop ICT (information and communication technology) centres offering internet access, training, sales, repairs and mobile support. By 2008, they had perfected this model and started to expand. Today Rani is an award-winning social enterpreneur with a top-floor office in the city and a business that is helping thousands of South Africans succeed.

NTHABISENG LEGOETE

FOUNDER & CEO  |  MY QUALI DOC

Nthabiseng is a medical practitioner who is passionate about improving access to primary healthcare. She has a vision that, if realised, will make quality primary healthcare affordable for all global citizens in emerging markets.

She has spent the last 10 years navigating the private health sector, firstly in the pharmaceutical industry and then as a partner in an emergency medical practice. She also has experience in the sub-acute healthcare environment. Nthabi completed her MBA through the Gordon Institute of Business Science, where her research topic, “Factors that influence the non-urgent use of emergency departments in the South African private healthcare sector” seeks to aid in the development of divergent strategies for these patients.

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.

PAUL KIM

CO-FOUNDER & CEO  |  REDEMPTIVE CAPITAL

Paul is a co-founder of Redemptive Capital, a small investment firm focusing on supporting companies that seek the flourishing of low-income South Africans and their families. He is an actuary by trade but has developed expertise in startups, behavioural economics, and redemptive design. Paul is an eternal learner and strives to connect his Christian faith practically to all spheres of life using the lens of biblical wisdom.

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.

TIM VAN STORMBROEK

FOUNDER  |  PLAN BEE

Tim has pursued a career in occupational hygiene, food safety and, for the last 14 years, in environmental consulting. This has been overlapped with 24 years of experience in beekeeping and honey production as a sideline. Tim is passionate about grass roots development in Africa and seeing lives changed through sustainable rural beekeeping. He believes strongly that the agri-potential in southern Africa is still highly undervalued and is excited to help unlock this blessing.

WILLEM MEYER

CO-FOUNDER & CEO  |  CAMPITOR

Willem co-founded Campitor Investments and serves as the CEO of this company that invests in food, beverage and agribusinesses that facilitate positive change. Previously, Willem was part of the Stellenbosch-based PSG Group Private Equity team that built and listed South Africa’s Zeder Investments in 2006. Zeder is a JSE-listed agribusiness investment company with interests in food processing, fruit exports, agri inputs, seed and farming.

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