It is an organisational body which acts aschampions of the Silicon Cape Vision
A Vision…of an ecosystem in the Western Cape of SouthAfrica, that serves to attract and bring together localand foreign investors, the brightest technicaltalent, and the most promising entrepreneurs, tofoster the creation and growth of world-class globalIP start-up companies in an environment thatcompetes with other similar hubs around the worldagainst the backdrop of one of the most beautifulsettings and pleasant places to live, work and play onthe globe.
Silicon Cape is not owned byanybody and if you live in theWestern Cape you are a part of it
The Silicon Cape Initiative is registered asa non profit Trust and managed by anExecutive Committee
It is 100% volunteer led and is(unfortunately) to date 100%unfunded. This is not through a lackof trying…
The Trust and Executive Committee arefocused on 3 main objectives:
Name: Rob Stokes Portfolio: ChairmanRole & Responsibility:• Principal executive officer of the Silicon Cape Initiative and shall manage, supervise, and control the affairs of@Robstokes the initiative. • Preside at all meetings and shall enforce observance of the Constitution.• Sign minutes of meetings after confirmation.• Perform such duties as customarily pertain to the office of Chairperson.
Name: Alex Fraser Portfolio: Deputy ChairmanRole & Responsibility:• Perform the function of the Chairperson @anfraser in the event of their absence or inabilityto act• Perform duties and tasks as directed by the Chairperson• Represent and act as a spokesperson for Silicon Cape• Manage VC office hours
Name: Matthew Buckland Portfolio: Fundraising & MembershipRole & Responsibility: @matthewbuckl• Create proposal and budget for Siliconand Cape funding strategy• Evaluate offers and requests for funding• Co-ordinate Silicon Cape Exco to meet potential funders• Identify and meet potential funders• Identify new revenue streams for Silicon Cape, and optimise existing revenue streams
Name: Roger Norton Portfolio: FinanceRole & Responsibility:• Responsible for all financials, payments, @roger_norton budgets for SC• Responsible for all accounting or legal administration• Curating the website• It’s my birthday today!!
Name: Andrea Boehmert Portfolio: Startup RelationsRole & Responsibility:• Develop a profile of the Silicon Cape @andreaboehm ert Start-up community• Identify the needs of the Silicon Cape Start-up community• Identify ways to address the needs of the Silicon Cape Start-up community
Name: Rob Gilmour Portfolio: Investor RelationsRole & Responsibility:• Attract more and better investment @RobGilmou r into Silicon Cape start-ups andentities• Develop links to investor groups in the US and the UK• Manage investor stakeholder relations
Name: Tim Lind Portfolio: Communications (also Developer Relations)Role & Responsibility: @timlind• Oversee execution & strategy of lines of communication to all audiences• Identify key audiences & objectives of communication• Setup channels and measure effectiveness• Ensure committee transparency & clarity of intent / activity
Name: Claire Pengelly Portfolio: EventsRole & Responsibility: @pengspengel• Identify and define the strategy of events ly in promoting the SC• Plan and develop events for the Silicon Cape community• Find sponsorship partners to support events
Name: Lianne du Toit Portfolio: Co-ordinatorRole & Responsibility: @TalentFusi• Be a representative for the initiative at onSA events• Help create cohesion and communication between the various people involved• Campaign for funding and sponsorship Help manage the monthly Silicon Cape newsletter • Manage the events on the Silicon Cape website
Name: Mark Koekemoer Portfolio: Co-ordinatorRole & Responsibility:• Manage the communication channels to @markkoeks promote the Silicon Cape initiatives• Plan and manage 4 smaller events a year• Plan and manage 1 big event a year• Manage the Initiatives financial and legal requirements• Support the Exco and general activities of the initiative