• Kresten Buch

    Kresten Buch

    Founder & MD

    Founder, investor & Managing Director of 88mph. Built a business to over €200M revenue during 1997-2001. Serial entrepreneur. Two exits. Angel investor.

  • Nikolai Barnwell

    Nikolai Barnwell

    Program Manager Nairobi

    Runs program & operations in Kenya. Previously started a +$1m hotel business. He brings hands-on knowledge on how to get tech products off the ground in Kenya.

  • Sylvia Brune

    Sylvia Brune

    Communication. Brand. Legal.

    Starting 88mph up in Lagos. Ran first 88mph accelerator program in Cape Town. Helped kickstart Startupbootcamp. Founded Runseedo which failed.

  • Barbara Darchinger

    Barbara Darchinger

    Head of Design

    Makes 88mph look good & creates brand identities for startups. Designed numerous logos & websites. The Lagos accelerator September 2014 will be her fourth program.

  • Igor Hobotov

    Igor Hobotov

    UX/UI Designer

    The fastest frontend & design prototyper this side of the Volga. There are rumours of him speaking with aliens, and that his hair carries special turbo powers.

  • Hannah Clifford

    Hannah Clifford

    Master Organiser Nairobi

    Manages 88mph tech space in Nairobi. Gets stuff done.

  • Sam Meyer

    Sam Meyer

    General Manager Cape Town

    Sam is our Cape Town GM. In charge of ops, events and marketing. Pretty much the big bad boss.

Board Members

  • Ranjith Cherickel

    Ranjith Cherickel

    Exec Board Member

    Investor and mentor @ 88mph. Head of Sales Africa at Nokia Siemens as techie and lead of a billion USD sales target. Skype, Verizon Wireless, Siemens, INSEAD.

  • Chris Steyn

    Chris Steyn

    Exec Board Member

    Rainmaker @ 88mph. Involves the best mentors, businesses and investors. His network is the flux capacitor for any 88mph startup.

  • Chika Nwobi

    Chika Nwobi

    Director & Partner 88mph Lagos

    Co-founder and Director at MTech. Founder and MD at L5 Lab, the incubator behind Nigerian startup successes Jobberman and Cheki.ng. Co-founder of 440.ng, a JV between 88mph and L5 Lab to create the best seed-stage fund and accelerator in Nigeria

  • Jura Sidorenko

    Jura Sidorenko

    Tech Advisor

    Built and deployed numerous websites like HumanIPO.com, Deal24.dk, Superhind.ee. 88mph platform, & Mdundo. Expert in social media integration and marketing.


  • Pierre Vendelboe

  • 4Di Capital

  • Jesper Drescher

  • Kresten Buch

  • Hannes van Rensburg

  • Ranjith Cherickel

  • Virginie Gudmundsson

  • Nadeem Juma

  • Rishad Karimjee

  • Bernard Spoerry

  • Chloe Spoerry

  • Stefano Zorzi

  • Chris Steyn

  • Nikolai Barnwell

  • Sylvia Brune

  • Jura Sidorenko