EventMate SA Partners with the SA Innovation Summit: Entrepreneurs Fundraising for Entrepreneurs


EventMate SA will host an online fundraiser for the benefit of the SA Innovation Summit’s Tech Tribe Community. The online fundraiser will be hosted on the Edalali auction platform and will run from Monday, September 13th till Sunday, September 19th. The fundraiser is open to the public and organizations for bids and donations. Funds for the Tech Tribe community will be raised in two ways:

  1. Auction of innovative products and services donated by entrepreneurs, and
  2. Cash donations.

“As a female South African entrepreneur and a member of the Tech Tribe Community, I’m excited that we were given this opportunity to help entrepreneurs as we once were”, says the Managing Director of the startup EventMate SA, Shivani Chetty. “Our goal through our Edalali platform is to raise R 145 000 to support a 100 entrepreneurs through the Tech Tribe Community”


Every R 1 450 raised will support an entrepreneur on the Community for 12 months, and every R 150 donated will support an entrepreneur for 1 month.


The Tech Tribe Community is an SA Innovation Summit initiative, which was created to help entrepreneurs to:

  • Access markets,
  • Share knowledge,
  • Up skill for investment opportunities,
  • Showcasing of their business, product and/or service, and
  • To gain media exposure.

“The social innovation of EventMate with this fundraiser is inspiring to the SA innovation Summit. I have deep conviction that this will be the beginning of supporting more and more entrepreneurs with capacity and market access”, says Audrey Verhaeghe, Chairperson of the SA Innovation Summit.


About the SA Innovation Summit (SAIS)

SAIS is an organization devoted to entrepreneurs in all tech industries, at all stages, from incubation, throughout the entrepreneurial lifecycle. The SAIS vision is to be the go-to entrepreneurship community on the African continent, facilitating and enabling the growth of tech and tech-enabled start-ups. Generating, nurturing and empowering the next generation of tech entrepreneurs in Africa.


About EventMate SA

EventMate SA is a South African startup that exists to transform, elevate and advance small and informal businesses through building low cost, innovative platforms. In the next 10 years our vision is to be a multi-billion dollar company, that operates in +30 countries, with +5000 employees, with 500 000 small businesses thriving and succeeding through the technology that we develop.



Shivani Chetty

Managing Director, EventMate SA

E: [email protected]  I  C: +27760533969

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The SA Innovation Summit is the largest startup event in Africa. The Summit provides various platforms for developing and showcasing African innovation, as well as facilitating thought-leadership. We bring together top entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, policy makers and thought leaders to support startups and inspire sustained economic growth across Africa.