Community of Fellowship Alumni who are turning dreams into reality.

Overview

The Association is made up of Fellows who have completed the Fellowship Programme and have entered the world of work.

The purpose of the Association is to provide support for each Fellow’s lifelong entrepreneurial journey. It does this by developing a community of supportive peers, fostering a culture of learning, creating opportunities for development and equipping Fellows to start, build and succeed in their ventures through incubator programmes, access to E2 funding opportunities and access to the greater Foundation ecosystem.

Executive Committee

There are currently over 350 Fellows with this number increasing each year and more people graduating from the Fellowship into the Association.

The Executive Committee is made of up Fellows who are committed to guiding the Association to meet its aims of providing a community of peer support, development and material resources for all the Fellows while supporting the greater aims of the Foundation as a whole.

The Executive Committee consists of five volunteers who, in collaboration with subcommittee members and the greater Association, guide the activities of the Association and identify, create and provide access to opportunities that will greatly support the Fellows in successfully pursuing their entrepreneurial dreams.

The main Association offerings are Ventures and Community support. Ventures include; a) a four-month entrepreneurial induction programme, b) an Ideation, Validation, Creation coaching process to help move from ideas to action and c) an accelerator programme, a short-term scaling initiative that includes E2 funding.

Community support includes forums, leadership talks and conferences, and social events. An annual trip is organised for Fellows to expand their horizons abroad.

Nkgopoleng Moloi

Nkgopoleng Moloi

President
The president’s responsibilities encompass the overall leadership of the Association as the primary custodian of implementing the strategy.
Muzi Mthombela

Muzi Mthombela

Vice President: Marketing & Communications
The responsibility of this portfolio is to ensure the overall success of the Association’s communication infrastructure.
Sharon Kunaka

Sharon Kunaka

Vice-President: Community
The responsibilities of this portfolio entail promoting significant engagement of Association members with the Foundation community as well as providing opportunities for the Association as a whole to have a significant impact on the greater external community.
Bandile Ngidi

Bandile Ngidi

Vice President: Leadership
The responsibilities of this portfolio entail promoting leadership excellence in enterprise as well as providing world-class leadership development opportunities to the members of the Association.
Dineo Lioma

Dineo Lioma

Vice-President: Ventures
The responsibilities of this portfolio entail promoting entrepreneurship among members of the Association.

FAQs

Membership of the Association is exclusive to graduates of the Allan Gray Fellowship.

No, the Association doesn’t invest in or financially fund entrepreneurial ideas, but rather seeks to support the endeavours of Fellows in their efforts to start businesses of their own with access to financial and other resources. Fellows have access to E2; a venture capital channel for any ideas emanating from the Association.

Organisations who are interested in partnering with the Association can contact the Association Director, Daniel, or the Community Manager, Wande, to explore any potential partnerships.

Daniel Hampton: danielh@allangrayorbis.org / 0799336834
Wande Madikane: WandeM@allangrayorbis.org / 0721972014

Please refer all opportunities to the office of the Association Director or the Community Manager.

Daniel Hampton: danielh@allangrayorbis.org / 0799336834
Wande Madikane: WandeM@allangrayorbis.org / 0721972014

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