Sep 10

University of Cape Town

Mustard Seed is excited to run its first event at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, hosted in partnership with the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Africa’s leading centre for social entrepreneurship. We look forward to welcoming talented entrepreneurs with the hope of advancing social innovation and entrepreneurship across the African continent.

Register for the Event
What3Words Location: narrator.having.lavenders
Join us live on Twitter:#MSeedPitch@MSeedImpact
We will be polling the audience at the end of the pitches and will be announcing the audience award shortly after.


Submissions for the pitch event are now closed
and finalists have been announced! 

Judge Panel

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Judge Panel

Alex Pitt

Co-Founder & Director of Incubation

Formerly Senior Vice President at Mubadala in Abu Dhabi, Project Leader at The Boston Consulting Group (New York, Chicago, Dubai offices) and investment banker at Goldman Sachs (London)
Panelist at Social Enterprise Week and Acumen Social Enterprise Competition
Member of the British Ambassador’s United Arab Emirates Strategic Advisory Board
MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Bachelor of Science degree in Government and Economics from the London School of Economics

Henry Wigan

Co-Founder & Director of Investment

Frequent panelist on impact investing – Google Campus, INSEAD, IESE, LBS, Oxford Skoll Centre, amongst others – and author of a private paper on Impact Investing in Frontier Markets 
Formerly Director and Portfolio Manager at BlackRock in London, having started his career at Goldman Sachs
Recipient of the GSGL academic scholarship for social entrepreneurship and First Class Honours degree from London School
of Economics in Economics and Economic History

Dr. Francois Bonnici

Director of the Bertha Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Co-founder of the African Social Entrepreneurs Network and the Trustee of Unltd South Africa, and founder of the child health non-profit ‘Powerfree Education and Technology’
Pioneer and senior consultant in the African social entrepreneurship space, and Senior Advisor for the Schwab Foundation
Master’s in Public Health (London), MBA at the University of Oxford, Masters in Global Leadership from the World Economic Forum

Who’s Pitching?

Low cost mobile hearing screening solution on a smartphone
Removing barriers, improving access to maternal and reproductive health services
Charge up. Connect. Share.
Lady Liberty 
Providing access to basic legal services and information for vulnerable women in underprivileged areas
Turning social capital into buying power
Last Mile for BoP 
Improve the rural distribution of affordable basic goods and services to better the lives of the poor
Maxillofacial Prostheses 
Life through the eyes of additive manufacturing
Youth employment and skills growth for millions – one Mintorship at a time
Teach Me 2 
One-on-one learning made accessible to all