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Net Prophet 2016

Okay so it’s that time of year again and yes we’re stoked to be part of Net Prophet and Sparkup yet again!

What’s it all about?

Net Prophet aims to play its part in building a sustainable South Africa through entrepreneurship and economic growth, with a number of initiatives each playing a unique role in the technology and entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Sparkup! is a small business booster for passionate founders looking to get investment and take a product to market.

As a successful startup ourselves we recognise the importance of these initiatives and our involvement is part of our way of giving back to, and encouraging the growth of the startup community within South Africa.

The initiatives

Net Prophet, the conference – 7 April 2016


Cape Town’s top digital conference aims to inspire with stories from an array of exciting local speakers including:

  • Stephan Ekbergh – Travelstart, CEO
  • Michelle Atagana – Google SA, Head of Communications & Public Affairs
  • Michael Jordaan – Montegray Capital, First National Bank
  • Michael Baretta – [dot]GOOD, CEO
  • Marlon Parker – Rlabs, Founder
  • Lebo Motshego – Foshizi, MD
  • Erik Hershman – BRCK, CEO
  • David Wilson – Asimmetric, CEO
  • Adi Eyal – Code for South Africa, Director

This is a TED talk style forum that you don`t want to miss.

Book Your Spot

Sparkup Live – 4 April 2016


Watch the top startups pitch to local angel investors and negotiate offers of investment.

A one of its kind live event in South Africa and in its third year running. 5 early stage entrepreneurs will be selected from the Net Prophet Sparkup Weekend accelerator and given the opportunity to take the stage and pitch to a panel of angel investors.

This is an intimate event and caters to local, African angel investors and VC’s, plus industry mentors and experts. It is also an event where Audience participation is encouraged – “we encourage offers of investment and mentorship from the audience”. Non-VC audience members are able to gain valuable insight into how investors’ think, evaluate and negotiate actual investment opportunities.

Book Your Spot

Net Prophet Works


Net Prophet Works is a workshop programme for all those involved in implementing digital, internet or product strategies.

The aim is to give you an actual toolkit; methodologies and inspiration that you can walk away with and wire into your processes.

If you are an industry professional or a startup who is keen to meet like-minded people, open to the new possibilities offered by technology and embracing new ways of doing things, then this is the initiative for you.

*Net Prophet works has been postponed to a later date.