Johannesburg Startups List

Map of the local innovation industry.
Meet some of the best and newest startups based in Johannesburg.

Meet 145 entepreneurs, makers, and investors based in Johannesburg

ID 91414

Ismail Dhorat


Building great stuff on the interwebs, lover of denim and movies.

ID 343910

Dino Covotsos


Founder of Telspace Systems, an information security company with offices in South Africa and the United Kingdom. Interested in investing in tech startups.

ID 15073

Florian Aigrain

President at FPXA Holdings AG, a relationship finance firm. Florian started his career at Goldman Sachs. He has worked in the US, Europe, and South Africa.

ID 2519

Mohamed Nanabhay


Head of Online at @al-jazeera-english. Started Al Jazeera New Media group. Founded largest consumer internet site in Qatar. Also, studied at Cambridge and WITS.

ID 512170

Qn. Everlena Brown

Media Mogul behind #QEBLLC @QEBVLogTV #PublishingQEB #QEBStudios & #QEBFoundation. NEWS TIPS #4045329232

ID 284742

Jono Millin

Founder @dronedeploy, AdvertEyes, Zoom2Work. MSc in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning PhD @university-of-edinburgh-1 Worked @BSG.

ID 295518

Bukola J

Serial social entrepreneur. Led a couple of start-ups in Africa. International strategic and legal background. Worked at various MDBs and IFIs. Columbia Law, MIT SM in Policy and Nuclear Engr, and Berkeley Engr Grad.

ID 380495

Jonathan Hurwitz


Jonick Investments cc venture fund.

ID 271866

Bernard Seeff


International Chair of World Presidents Organization. Ex CEO of metals fabrication company. Extensive international travel. MSc(Eng), MBA, Dipl Comp Sc.

ID 130334

Yossi Mlynsky


Founder @alt-tab-mobile • Helping Startups Build Awesome Mobile Products. Growing fast and looking for Advisors & Biz Dev. Worked @macquarie-bank @ninemsn

ID 305146

Jordan Wainer


Commercial Real Estate professional. Entrepreneur and investor at heart, founder of Diamond Head Properties and always interested in innovative opportunities

ID 788175

Alen Ribic

Cofounder and CTO at SweepSouth. Cofounded Eldo Software, an energy management solution provider. Served a technical advisory role to South African Government.

ID 194922

Nikolay Piriankov

Co-founder of Rare Pink and UniPreneur • Studied at @university-of-manchester

ID 227644

Elaine Huang Crawford

CEO of 3 REITs. Computer Science from CMU, Harvard MBA. Solid business background with BCG, JPMorgan and Lazard

ID 40054

Charles Lorenceau


Partner @ace-company-1 Co-Founder @botan Co-Founder @youfoot. Co-Founder @inca Energy MBA @insead-1 , BA @babson-college College.

ID 86914

Raymond Buckle

CEO SilverstoneCIS & Chairman MMA South Africa at Mobile Marketing Association. MMA Global Award winning mobile marketing and communications platform.

ID 135675

Petri Saarinen


Business Development

ID 94094

James Felton Keith

Founder @quigit, Mayor Apointee @CityOfDetroit, 15yr Tech Veteran. Fmr Faculty @MSU, Published Author.

ID 274690

Trevor Wolfe

Managing Director for @springleap Africa and Middle East. Previously at Moveline, Gerson Lehrman Group and WPP. Active adviser to ad-tech, bio-tech, and media startups.

ID 573299

Mark Karimov

Founder @trevolta

ID 125218

Joseph Ajao

Founder @Oacsoft Technologies • Worked at @google, @goldman-sachs • Studied at @obafemi-awolowo-university

ID 208542

Erik Saether

Chartered accountant. Financial manager for 9 years. Now business owner of AeroSpace Research and Strategic Accounting. Enjoy scuba & rocketry. International Space University alumni.

ID 733021

James West

About to revolutionize education... follow me to join the ride

ID 329281

Clinton D. Mutambo

Founder OEM startup in high school, Marketing Agency after school, Youngest member in national branding taskforce, marketing for FMCG clients.

ID 475822

Mike Sharman

Co-founder of Webfluential: a platform that establishes relationships between consumers and brands through influencers; co-founder of Retroviral content/seeding

ID 33573

Graham Holtshausen

Founder, Co-Owner & Creative lead of Freedom Studios, Senior Web Designer at Wits University,

ID 523098

Thabang Mashiloane


Founder @geomall, @crowdtwitch • Worked at @avatar • Investor @geomall • Studied at @london-business-school, @heriot-watt-university

ID 67888

Richard Weeden

Architect & CEO of @mydorpie. Background in retail advertising. Run successful businesses in tech, hospitality & travel. Lived in London, San Francisco & Sydney.

ID 502744

Asim Janjua

Advisor @markhor

ID 165249

Abraham Choi


ID 792457

Linda Maepa

ID 140691

Dov Tenenboim


Hacker, Developer and Strategist.

ID 5656

Adam Lewis


I founded IntroBridge in 2009, and sold it in 2011. I was an investor in and CEO of Pythio

ID 348957

Marc Elias


MD Startupbootcamp SA

ID 705775

Jonathan Bailey

I'm a psychologist turned games developer, turned games tool developer.

ID 270972

Bree Johnson

I'm a great communicator, a strong writer, I love working with people, and most importantly- I HUSTLE!

ID 682142

Christopher Wilson-Byrne

Harvard MBA with a background in science; experienced in sales, strategy and program management; I'm an executor looking for a visionary

ID 266113

Arjun Sinha

Currently Regional Sales Manager @PoleToWinIntl | Love for Tech, Innovation & Fitness|

ID 350581

Thapelo Radebe (TpRadebe)

Thapelo Radebe (tpradebe) CEO of KTRlabs, Studied at Wits University and worked at SDKLAB and Jetweb

ID 47202



Studied at @university-of-witwatersrand

ID 406495

Houston Muzamhindo

Founder @iqmates

ID 57826

Reza Handley-Namavar

President of Dream Mobile, lives in Cape Town, graduated from @georgetown-university University

ID 148646

Graeme Pyle

Founded Cramers Coffee (sold), Adaptix, GIBS MBA, @university-of-pretoria CS

ID 592536

Andreas Ernst

Worked at @holcim, @swissport • Studied at @zurich-university-of-applied-sciences-zhaw

ID 804733

Nazmeera Hoosain

Former life: attorney at a top level commercial law firm. Current life: an A student at all educational levels with a passion for English and being of service.

ID 359902

Avile Maja

Business student (triple major in Politics Philosophy & Economics) at University Of The Witwatersrand; Founder of Ciel; Strong business mind

ID 565406

Daniel Charvat

Strategy at Innovation Cafe. MA from Tsinghua University, China. Worked on social innovation theory with Jay van Zyl on Built to Thrive.

ID 24713

Jacques Struwig


Founder Neutral Gravity

ID 573083

Eulinda Smith

Eulinda Smith, Occupational Social Worker (M.A.)

ID 241108

Jude Okello

Co-Founder and CTO of @jooist

ID 112698

Aruna Rathugamage

Solutions Architect. Entrepreneur. Strong IT solutions development background in self service banking and electronic payments. UNISA MBL 2009

ID 758725

Brendon Myers

Entrepreneur looking for a broad role, in which, to help drive growth within a business.

ID 268433

Rory Moore

CEO Innovation Agency • Driving innovation in a connected world • Worked at @royal-bank-of-scotland, @firstrand-bank • Studied at @university-of-cape-town

ID 268222

Jay van Zyl

CEO of Innovation Cafe and experienced entrepreneur. PhD in innovation. Latest book, Built to Thrive, using innovation to make your mark in the connected world

ID 290217

Greg de Chasteauneuf

Fellow Geek

ID 662629

Neo Valentine Hutiri

The world is round, stuff happens. Live to love, enjoy, get challenged, learn, have fun and experience great music. Engineer by title an entrepreneur by choice

ID 290321

Jared Muloongo

International Relations Graduate with Business experience in Start ups and Market reseach

ID 451929

Alessia Mondlane

Associate Community Manager @wework Seaport - Northeastern University, B.S. in Human Services - Startup Institute Boston, Technical Marketing Track

ID 766025

Herman Tulleken

ID 828532

Karen Elowitt

ID 543904

Selaelo Morukhuladi

Founder Moruks Holdings Pty(Ltd) • Studied at @university-of-witwatersrand

ID 26207

Pierre Van Den Berg

MSc CompSci (RAU, ZA). Strong Enterprise Systems Integration / High Volume Transaction Processing experience.

ID 385413

Maxine Rockett

Founder at Mimaxa and Maximised Methods • Worked at @ibm, @investec-bank • Entrepreneur

ID 600266

Mariza Osorio

Organiser. Troubleshooter. LLB Law Student. Entrepreneur. Passionate about people. Passionate about Life. Sometimes called a Geek. Managing Director of Osorio & Partners.

ID 722672

Mlondi Maziya

ID 595713

Sean O' Reilly

Studied at @university-of-johannesburg

ID 641489

Josue T. Waffo

African born /European educated entrepreneur, 17 years experience in banking. Masters in Civil Engineering, alumnus of the Citibank School of Banking London.

ID 126429

Jennifer Thompson

Accounts Manager

ID 768434

Pol Osei

CS Sophomre at Wits; First startup (Digest) built in high school. Strong Development/Programming background. Top 6 CHPC National HPC competition.

ID 530248

Greg Jarrett

CEO Bitcoin Superfund, serial entrepreneur, lean startup and agile fan. Digital, mobile, technology and product expert. Bitcoin Believer.

ID 821157

Andrea Golding

ID 564232

Ruan van der Walt

Senior PHP Software Developer at @notafy

ID 319463

Marna-leeze Schlebusch

I am responsible for defining, prioritizing, planning and driving the execution of the vision for InnovationCafe.

ID 476452

David Philip

Business owner. Versatile PHP developer with 8 years experience specialising in cakePHP and jQuery

ID 305172

Jack Shimosa

Internet Engineer. Studied BSc Hons in Business IT at UoG. Worked at SA's leading banks FNB and Nedbank.

ID 861184

Shingai Mhendurwa

Your Financial Partner Throughout 

ID 571856

Derick Potgieter

Senior Technologist, working in financial industry. Launched 2 startups

ID 545525

Andre Brown™

BA in Advertising & Marketing Communications from Bournemouth. CEO of Social Tag. Strong marketing and advertising background. Brand and Social Network Planner

ID 86966

Iain McConnon

Co Founder @boxpay in 2011 Global mobile payments, Co Founder @global-billing-solutions in 2002, Co Founder @moviestar-ie, (DVD by mail) sold in 2009.

ID 743403

Karen Regina Moya

To secure a challenging position in a corporate organisation where I can utilize my Management,Organisational,Leadership,Customer Service Administrative skills

ID 802051

Taolo Modisi

Founder dialmedirect & Ghost• Strong Investment Banking Background. Former regional head Standard Bank

ID 595719

Ryan White

Transitioned from solving mechanical to digital problems before 2000. Multiple advertising industry award winner, robust insurance and startup engineer.

ID 729583

Mxolisi Lubisi

Mathematical Science graduate with a passion for technology and an aspiring Data Scientist

ID 368832

Nsovo Shimange

Online Marketer | Web Content Manager | Rugby Player | Blogger | SEO Freelancer

ID 848605

Osei-Appiah William

ID 848711

Patrick Sloan

Young but experienced, looking for a new challenge and open to new ventures and ideas. 

ID 516817

Shawn Lukas

Creator of Garden Avenue | Co-founder boxworM

ID 782355

Paul Cook


ID 782609

Motse Lehata

Developer at Standard Bank Group, veteran code jammer, strong business and analytical skills

ID 852367

Clive Butkow


Non executive director of a venture capital company in South Africa

ID 806205

Hannes Schutte



ID 846959

Elandre Franck

ID 794472

Preshan Ramoorthy


Senior IT executive at leading bank in south africa. Have over 15 years of experience in technology, aswell as entrepreneur.

ID 744421

Ahmed Bulbulia

ID 832553

Petar Soldo


Ex Consultant turned entrepreneur. Looking at backing high potential entrepreneurs and businesses.

ID 829284

Wesley Hann

Worked on Samsung Projects, Developed sites for some of the largest companies in South Africa

ID 798929

Frans-Carel Steyn

Appcelerator Titanium and Delphi Developer with a variety of background and experience. Able to slot into most position in the SDLC. An asset to you!

ID 647258

Claudia Edelstein

ID 709458

Ernest Matthewson


Entrepreneur, Independent Investment Banker, Chairman & Director of Companies, Business Consultant

ID 715414

Samukele Belle

Designer & Illustrator but don't call me a 'Creative', I hate the term.

ID 667598

Jonathan kabuya

I’m highly creative Web Designer & Developer. I have worked with various business sectors therefore I understand the similarities and differences of businesses.

ID 736406

Peter T Paradza

ID 385532

Michael Rockett

Founder @foundry-business-solutions, a creative South African business solutions firm. Graduated at Jeppe Boys in 2009.

ID 688086

Ross Heubner

ID 801531

Ulrich Dorfling


Easy going, looking for typical long term investments.

ID 645505

Jordyn Lee Paul Murcia

ID 364297

Brian Stark

Founder QD Webs • Worked at @deloitte-touche, @standard-bank

ID 416927

Jide Oni-Olusola

I just play the hand I'm dealt. Nigerian living in South Africa (Such Fun...NOT!!!). Die Hard GÖÖnner For Life.

ID 590624

Mystro Ttz

CEO of dainty, a fashion brand that i'm starting up!

ID 323662

Ethan DivaBwoi Ntuli

ID 615726

Ian Waddams

ID 306949


CEO and Fouder of CapoDeoopTainment.I am a DeepHouse,Commercial House,Hip Hop and most loved Elektro Music DJ.I make people dance and chill with the best music produced all over the world.

ID 371957

Tony Parkin

ID 542145

Abayomi Okemakinde

ID 645821

Brendon Neuhaus

ID 429750

Esther Louw

Social media and Direct Marketing. Product Manager at Fleet Street Publications. Graphic Designer & Publisher. Professional Googleologist.

ID 445209

Doug Hoseck

Internet alchemist

ID 634607

Norman Ives

ID 634890

Emma Mer

ID 615751

Elwyn Dhliwayo

Founder Start Up Smart

ID 342982


social media advocate for public and private sector. I tweet on social media, e-commerce and business.

ID 406425

Keke Lebaka

Family First! Husband, Father, Social Media Strategist & Entrepreneur. @SocialAudit @ZASocialMedia @BorrowedAxe

ID 606034

Charles Young


Currently work for Investec Bank where I have been in the credit trading and investment for more than 10yrs. Personally invest in a variety of oppotrunities.

ID 311228

Gerrit van Huyssteen

Web application and game developer

ID 543629

Biodun Savar Dabiri

ID 193584

Smart Prac

ID 976


ID 69566

Twaambo Haamucenje

Founder of @rolodecks.

ID 229515

Werner Barkhuizen, Ph.D.


ID 229616

Don Mahon


Lawyer @maisels-group.

ID 14158

Stompie Haasbroek

ID 118953

Erol Kavas

Business Developer, Project Manager, Developer, Admin, Ubuntu Fan, Mac User, Explorer

ID 1557

Jarred Myers

ID 163801

Billy Spamer

Entrepreneur. Tech enthusiast. Music lover

ID 15298

Tapiwa Sibanda

ID 160816

Olefile Matlala

ID 14239

Marc Cline

Strategy Consultant to Music Industry stakeholders, including Major Labels & Startups

ID 25432

Wayne Diamond

ID 52730

Theunis Van Niekerk

Software Development Manager of Newsclip Media Monitoring. BSC in Informatics, strong management skills.

ID 155829

Christopher Clark

Co-Founder of TV Republic. South African-born IT entrepreneur/ General optimist / All-round nice guy. Changing South Africa one business at a time.

ID 77550

Val Ezeani

Entrprenuer, Co-founder

ID 237037

Jurgens du Toit

DevOps problem solver with experience in both the Technical and Business side of things.

ID 153985

Ebenezer Annan

Student. Tech Enthusiast.

ID 151480

Zephaniah Chiyangwa

ID 435980

Victor Miclovich

Co-ounder PowerYoShop • Worked at @ushahidi, @unicef

//}) /* // var y = $(this).scrollTop(); //var y = $(this).scrollTop(); //console.log('y = '+ y); if (jQuery(this).scrollTop() > 1200 ) { $('#promoBand').fadeIn(); } else { $('#promoBand').fadeOut(); } */ //do something special }, 11000);