How Corporates Can Ignite a Startup Boom

A look at how corporates can stay ahead by reimagining their role as accelerators for entrepreneurs. Adopting this mindset will produce entrepreneurs with a better chance of success and help reboot the economy. Pride Maunatlala's work is centered around using purpose to unlock innovation. She is a Chief Consumer Officer at a fintech startup and a strategy consultant with over 18 years of corporate experience in multiple industries including Retail, FMCG and Financial Services. 

Pride is also a Purpose Coach at the Branson Center of Entrepreneurship, where she guides entrepreneurs on designing business models for good and for profit. With her in-depth experience of corporates and entrepreneurship, she is continuously looking at ways to unlock opportunities for innovation through repurposing what we already have.

Her passion for the growth acceleration of women professionals and entrepreneurs led her to volunteer as Director at SheSays, the only global network for women in advertising and other creative industries. She is also an alumna at the Zanele Mbeki Fellowship for Female Leadership in Africa. 

On the days in between, you will find Pride at sanctuaries of silence learning yoga and meditation; wherever women gather, laugh and eat; or punching through life’s barriers in boxing classes. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.