Startup Weekend Maseru

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Lesotho Durham Link, Opposite Agric College

GPS Coordinates From Maseru Bridge -29.297234,27.507427 1. Head southeast toward Lethole Rd 1.4 km 2. Take the 3rd left onto Moshoeshoe Rd 3.6 km 3. Turn left onto Airport Rd 650 m 4. Turn left to stay on Airport Rd 200 m 5. Turn left toward Airport Rd 150 m 6. Turn right toward Airport Rd 160 m 7. Turn right onto Airport Rd 110 m 8. Take the 1st right toward Airport Rd 150 m 9. Turn right toward Airport Rd 160 m 10. Turn left onto Airport Rd 1.5 km 11. Turn right Destination will be on the left 300 m

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

Schedule

Friday

Oct 3
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday

Oct 4
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday

Oct 5
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Speakers
Platinum Sponsers
Judges

Moratuoa Hlongwa

onsultant and founder of Image Evolution Lesotho   |   LinkedIn

,Moratuoa Hlongwa is an Image Consultant and founder of Image Evolution Lesotho. She advocates and coaches on self-awareness and branding. She believes that one who is aware of self and impeccably branded is analytical and a visionary.

She combines insights of healthy living obtained from running ultra-marathons and discipline obtained from robust accounting experience of over 10 years.

Being a Chartered Accountant accredited by the Lesotho Institute of Accountants , she has worked as Partner at New Dawn Chartered Accountants, Head of Internal Audit at Nedbank Lesotho and has served her articles at Moores Rowland Chartered Accountants (Formerly KPMG). She uses this experience to assist individuals and businesses to build solid business development principles and internal control systems.

She empowers men and women of all ages to project self-confidence and assist in branding them in an impactful manner by providing image and branding consultations, conferences, keynote presentations and workshops. She clearly articulates image and branding concepts by continuously developing her communication skills through Rainbow toastmasters club participation.

Moratuoa is a Washington Fellow representing Lesotho at the President Obama Inaugural Young African Leaders Initiative at Yale university.

Moratuoa is the Co-author of the book titled 'Image Matters' and Audit Committee member of the Central Bank of Lesotho. She is also a member of the Association of Professional Image Consultants South Africa and People Runners Club.

Thato P. Molise (Mr.)

Managing Directer of CustomIT   |   LinkedIn

Noosi Raditapole

Founder and Managing Director at Dot Consulting, and a part-time lecturer at Lesotho Medical School (NHTC)   |   LinkedIn



Noosi Raditapole is a seasoned professional who is passionate about entrepreneurship, finance and healthcare. His professional experience spans different sectors of industry such as healthcare, education, brewing, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He has held management positions in quality control and marketing as well as being a managing director in a start up company. He has worked in Ireland, Lesotho, South Africa and most recently in Canada. In 2004, Mr. Raditapole founded and became the managing director of the first Basotho owned medical laboratory in Lesotho.


Mr. Raditapole holds a Master of Science in Biotechnology (University of Witwatersrand) and has just completed a Master of Business Administration (Manchester Business School).

Mr. Raditapole is currently on a team that is lecturing the inaugural first year class of medical students at Lesotho Medical School based at National Health Training College. He is specifically lecturing in Biochemistry and Genetics. At the same time he is the managing partner of a recently founded Dot Consulting firm, which offers services in strategic management, business planning and growth strategies, as well as executive training.

Premier Sponsers
Coaches

Tsitso Maphatsoe

Lecturer at Limkokwing University Lesotho   |   LinkedIn

Thakane Shale

Lawyer

Lebeko Paulo

Lecturer at Limkokwing University Lesotho

A Nusters Degree Holder from UCT, Mr Paulo lectured at NUL and also worked in Island as software developer. He is currently lecturing at Limkokwing University Lesotho

Lempane Lesoli

Relationship Manager, SMME,Nedbank   |   LinkedIn

Gold Sponsors
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Organizers
Teboho Seboka
Thabang Leeto
Lehlohonolo Tlhaole
Liketso Ramafikeng
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