About

Silicon Cape is an ecosystem enabler for tech-enabled startups in the boarder Cape Region of South Africa. We work to connect stakeholders, curate ecosystem data, amplify the stories coming out of the ecosystem and advocate on behalf of stakeholders.

Vision

The Cape is an innovation hub for Africa and the world

Mission

Silicon Cape enables an inclusive ecosystem for tech-enabled startups.

Values

Curiosity, Integrity, Openness and Respect

Operations team

The Operations Team manages Silicon Cape day-to-day and supports the Board of Directors and Community Council in an effort to fulfill the nonprofit’s objectives and mandate.

Boitumelo (Tumi) Menyatswe
Ecosystem Manager
Kerry Petrie
Interim General Manager
Joslyn Links
Project Administrator

Board of Directors

The volunteer Board of Directors is responsible for Silicon Cape’s overall governance and strategic planning.

Sumarie Roodt
Chairperson & Director
Daniel Guasco
Director
Zimkhita Buwa
Director
James Milne
Director

Community Council

The Community Council is elected every two years with each volunteer member responsible for a specific portfolio of activity.

Guillaume De Smedt
Chairman
Roslyn Lavery
Startup Portfolio
Lara Rosmarin
Investor Relations
Aalia Manie
Government Relations
Apoorv Bamba
Skills & Development