Sandras Phiri

Business Strategist. Startup Grind Cape Town Director

Helping aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs to launch and grow their startups.

Work with Sandras

Sandras is specialised in the following:

Keynote Speeches

Keynote on entrepreneurship, innovation, personal finance and motivation.


Entrepreneurship, innovation, commercialisation and financial inclusion consulting

Coaching and Mentoring

Leadership and founder coaching and mentorship.

Startup Education

Entrepreneurship and startup education focusing on rapid prototyping, customer development and the psychology of entrepreneurship.

Do what you love and make a positive impact

Sandras Portfolio


A platform to ideate and launch your startup.

Enygma Ventures

Director of entrepreneurship development at Enygma Ventures and Africa Trust Group.

Startup Grind

Country manager for Startup Grind South Africa and chapter director for Startup Grind Cape Town

Building startups and leading innovation

About Sandras J. Phiri

Sandras Phiri is a business strategist and startup coach. He is the director for Startup Grind South Africa and the CEO and founder of Africa Trust Academy, a coaching and consulting company. ATA powers the platform to ideate and launch startups.

Sandras has worked with over 25 organisations and has lectured at over 20 universities including University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University and Oxford. His work has taken him to 22 countries including Silicon Valley USA, Hong Kong, India, Mexico and France. Some of the organisations served include Sanlam, General Electric, Big Brother Africa, McKinsey & Co, The Foschini Group and the African Union.

Sandras has a degree in Computer Science and an MBA from University of Cape Town. He has been taught by some of the world’s greatest teachers including Dr John Demartini, Roger Hamilton and Tony Robbins. He has shared stages with Facebook co-founder Dustin Maskovitch, Youtube cofounder Steve Chen, Guy Kawasaki, Steve Blank and Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School. He has worked in banking, mobile payments, unit trusts, IT and education. He has been named one of the 15 tech people to follow in 2018 and 2019. He has been featured on CNBC Africa and has been a mentor on SABC 1 TV programme Making Moves.



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