A few days ago #VivaTech hosted technology startups across the world in France. Business Report interviewed one of the participants, Tumi Menyatswe.
A big congratulations to our founder and CEO for making the Forbes Top 30 Under 30 Africa list. Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but by the presence of clear strengths.
“We at Legazy believed the South African startup community needed the community of early-stage investors; the world’s most disruptive tech startups and thought leaders on emerging disruption to be hosted in country for our startup community to gain investment, create partnerships and become as competitive as the largest technology companies out there such as your Ubers and Facebook.” – Zuko Tisani
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Co-Founder: ATI Groupe Nzonde is a brave man. Five years ago, he founded ATI Groupe, a construction company, with the R6,000 ($478) he earned from renting out his friend’s BMW that he had borrowed for a weekend. He is also the founder of Mulundu Investment Holdings, which houses ATI Groupe and Chi Groupe, a management consulting firm.
Legazy has again secured the faith of the international startup community in selecting South Africa’s finest startups. In association with the Global Entrepreneurship Network and its local chapter SEA Africa, Legazy was tasked with sourcing a South African startup to represent the country at 1776 Challenge Cup. 1776 Challenge Cup is a global competition for the world’s most promising startups tackling complex, regulated challenges to share their vision on a global stage, engage with industry leaders, and win grand prizes. 1776 started Challenge Cup four years ago to discover the most promising, highly scalable startups poised to solve complex challenges across borders, regulated industries and emerging technologies.
Legazy put forth four startups from its portfolio that met the requirements and produced a strong mixture of Fin-tech, e-commerce and convenience. The startups were Slide a disruptive peer-to-peer money transaction app; CommuScore using technology for good and building credit profiles to those who don’t have through aggregating an individuals informal financial behavior in stokvels; Minderz a pet-sitting app for pet owners and CloudSlip paperless receipt storing system allows users to receive receipts directly from the point of sale.
The panel decided on CommuScore to represent South Africa at 1776 Challenge Cup this November 13th-17th in Washington D.C against 73 other countries. We look forward to the fantastic experience ahead and will be routing CommuScore on in D.C.
Legazy has differentiated itself and has gained the trust of the best tech startups in the country due to being able to provide several platforms for multiple startups at a time to be fully sponsored for to attend/compete and exhibit. Legazy takes a further step in ensuring the startup gains tangible value with intimate engagement with global technology leaders Legazy has formed ties with to integrate the startups into the economy; scale their consumer reach or train abroad.
We are relatable, accessible and hone relationships with our startups that organizations with bureaucratic structures cannot. Legazy has a staff dedicated at building strong, personalized relationships with all our startups elected into its portfolio, as we believe and are invested in their potential.
Having achieved much success in African startup sourcing and distributing to the likes of Building Global Innovators accelerator and securing 20 entrepreneurs sponsorship to exhibit at Web Summit in Lisbon at the beginning of November we have put our skin to the game and achieved far beyond our expectations.
Our business is making yours global.
Legazy is currently on the exciting Lisbon Roadshow from the 4th to 9th of September in Lisbon with an itinerary of engagement with the Chamber of Commerce Lisbon, investors, business leaders and incubators. The purpose of the roadshow is to exhibit South African Startups and attempt to gain tangible interest in your company before Web Summit at the end of the year where they will engage with our selected start-ups for the first time. The Legazy team headed by Zuko Tisani will also use this opportunity to attempt to sponsor further technology start-ups to exhibit at Web Summit.Take a look at some of our great meetings lined up for the Lisbon Roadshow:
- Building CEO of Building Global Innovators
- Start-up Lisboa
- President of the Venture Capital Association
- Project Director of CGD Entrepreneurship – Largest Bank in Portugal
- The CEO Bank BNI Europa
- Fábrica de Startups
- Investor Heads
Legazy has now officially partnered with SEA Africa in order to bring you the next GEC Africa Conference. A quote from Legazy’s CEO Zuko Tisani :
“Legazy is happy to announce its’ partnership with SEA Africa who has provided us with the Cape Town International Conference Centre next August 2018, as a venue to host the pending tech conference under the banner of the GEC Africa Conference.”
This is an exciting time for Legazy and its associates, big things are happening in South Africa and it all starts with Legazy. Our aim is still to bring Web Summit 2018 to South Africa, stay tuned for more updates!
The Legazy Team