Co-Founder & CEO
Douglas is the coFounder and CEO at LudiqueWorks and has built the largest community of game developers on the continent. He is an entrepreneur with 8+ years of experience in Technology, Branding & Community Building. He has co-founded 4 startups in Game development, Education, Advisory & Branding and has played a key role in designing, planning and execution of entrepreneurship & impact related projects in Sub-Saharan & West Africa, having worked both in the private and NGO sector.
Wilmot is the Founder of VentureLift Africa – a crowdsourcing and advisory firm that helps SMEs scale. He is also a Venture Partner with RH Managers private equity fund in Johannesburg. He previously served as Director of East Africa with CrossBoundary, leading transaction advisory. Prior, he worked with the International Finance Corporation in Washington DC in private equity and as a Senior Advisor to the CEO on entrepreneurship. He has also worked as a venture capital investor, digital media and technology investment banker in Silicon Valley and in operational roles in media and entertainment in Hollywood (Walt Disney/ABC TV and PBS).
Samali is a Co-Founder at Black Citrus – a brand-business optimization firm. She has worked with over 50 brands, and handled executions for products in countries like Kenya, Uganda, Angola, and the U.S. She has also successfully helped over 20 entrepreneurs in varied sectors create and implement new business ideas and optimize their businesses for profitability. She was formally a Partner at Brand Integrated Consulting, and Creative Director in charge of the creative team at Slick Marketing
Stefan is the Founder of Game Advisor – a leading Advisory and Business Intelligence firm in the games/esports /board games market.
He has created and executed worldwide strategies for major corporations at EA, Microsoft and Warner Bros. Stefan is engaged worldwide by small and large companies for his ability to generate ideas, connections and strategies that deliver extraordinary value. Stefan is also the co-founder of the Swedish Games Industry Association and received the Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Nordic Games Industry in 2008.