Founder's Profile

 

New DiscoveryBS was founded by Entrepreneurologist Derrick Ndzavi, as affectionately known. He is a Certified Business Advisor with Institute of Business Advisors SA which is SAQA regulated.  A SETA trained Facilitator and Assessor.  He is a Non-Executive Board Member at IBASA and Marketing Committee Chair.

Derrick Studied Business Management and has mentorship/advisory experience of 20 years, the last company he worked for was Discovery Health which inspired him to start New DiscoveryBS.  He worked with small businesses and various organisations in development, planning and strategies aimed at advancing entrepreneurship. FULL CV Available on request.

Derrick has developed an APP as self-taught developer, RechargeMyBiz, the APP connects Mentors/Advisors/Experts with Entrepreneurs, the APP allows Entrepreneurs to promote their businesses and engage amongst themselves

He is the founder of Mentors Without Borders which offer FREE mentorship, advisory services and Enterprise Development programs in partnership and collaboration with Governments, Institutions and Private Sector. The Foundation has a pool of mentors who offer their services at no cost to the Entrepreneurs. Mentors are from Across the world since the Foundation is Global

He has worked with GEP and other government departments offering Mentorship, advices and strategy, he also mentors and advices individuals who want to start businesses and those already in businesses locally and internationally. He is regularly featured on TV and Radio talking about Entrepreneurship and Enterprise development. He is often booked to speak at seminars and Institutions of learning addressing students on Entrepreneurship.  He does facilitate events and featured in panel discussions.  He is an adjudicator/judge for Entrepreneurs Pitching sessions helping organisations make decision on the prize winners.  He is also the Author of Two Books: BUSINESS TIPS TO MY DAUGHTER and BUSINESS TIPS TO MY SON, he writes Business Articles regularly.

 

Organisations Worked/Associated With:

University Of Pretoria SMME Portal Mentor (Current)

Institute of Business Advisors – Heading Mentorship Project (Continuous)

67CEOs Foundation and Exxaro – Head Of Mentorship 

FNB Seil Mentoring Program -  Social Entrepreneurship Impact Lab under with Fetola 

GrowthWheel Business Advisor for SMMEs at Sasol Enterprise Development.

Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP) -  Mentorship Programe and Pitch Booster

Water Research Commission (WRC) and  Department Of Water and Sanitation - Women In Water Mentorship Programme (Mentorship Programe Head)

Ekurhuleni Economic Development - Entreprenuers PitchBooster

Orange Corners - Netherlands Enterprise Development Programme

South African Turkey Business Association (SATBA) - International Relations Facilitator

Events Moderated and Featured on Panel Discussions:

Thuma Foundation"s People VS Democracy Dialogue

GIBSAcademy  and Nexia SAB&T Speaker Series GEW2019

GovTech 2019 Panelist

67CEOs with Exxaro Global Entrepreneurship week 

STEM Standard Bank Conference – Gallagher Convention Centre

Township Economy Alliance – Tembisa

Other activities includes speaking at events and being program director

As Facilitator, Adjudicator and Moderator of the following Pitch Sessions:

GEP Pitch Booster

67CEOs Exxaro Pitch Competition

TVT College Mamelodi Pitch Competition

TEA Pitch Competition

Through social media platforms he is able to reach to over 250 Thousands followers talking entrepreneurship.

Media Platforms Featured In:

eNCA Today – Talking about Economic Growth during GEW2019

Newzroom Afrika – Talking about how banks are assisting Small Businesses

AlexFm – Every Tuesday 10:am -10:30am on The Real Deal Show talking about Enterprise development and Entrepreneurship

Etv Sunrise -Profiled Guest, Guest as Contributor on Business Related Topics

Cliff Central Leadership Masterclass Show -Business Commentator

Motsweding FM - Reakobetsa

SAFm Business Shows - In The Spotlight, Studio Guest to contribute on Business Shows

Channel Africa - Interview on business

Radio Junto - Business Commentator

UNISA Radio - Guest as Business Mentor

702 Radio - Featured through Interview on Mentorship

Moretele FM - Featured on Fridays to wrap up Business Events of the week

Nongoma FM - Featured on their Tuesdays Business shows focusing on General Business tips offered via Social media

Barberton FM - Featured on Wednesday Morning Business Slot Focusing on #RechargeMyBiz Tips on Social Media

CAPS Radio SA - Featured Wednesday Afternoon Business Slot Focusing on General Business Tips offered Via Social Media using their hashtag #YiBCaps Youth In Business.

 

 

Social Media Activities:

Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram: Ndzavi Derrick

Twitter Account @NdzaviDerrick

Business Articles sharing and Advices in general

Directorship and Board/Committee Membership:

He is invited from time to time to board meetings as advisor/observer. He has served as Director and Board/Committee Member for various companies, as listed below:

New DiscoveryBS  - Owner   

RechargeMyBiz – Owner 

Mentors Without Borders - Founder and Chairman 

Institute Of Business Advisors SA (IBASA)  - Non-Executive Board Member, Marketing and Communication Chair

Dr Khosi Ngema Foundation – Board Member (Current)

Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP) - Business Mentor For SMEs (OnGoing)

Mashila Investments - Non Executive Director (Current)

Chief Makhuva and Makhuva Economic Development - Economic Advisor (Current)

Mshiyani Royal Council - Member (Current)

Greater Tembisa Chamber Of Commerce  - Board Member (Current)

Hlasima Networks -  Managing Director (Previous)

Africa Ride  - Non Executive Director (Previous)

Simama Incubator  - Non Executive Director (Previous)

Brains Empowerment  - Non Executive Director (Previous)

Funama Productions  - Consultant  (Previous)

Best Hope Panel Beaters - Non Executive Director (Previous)

Tembisa Maths and Science Academy - Trustee (Previous)

Vhutavhi Social Development - Board Member (Previous)

Dendzhe Arts And Culture -Board Member (Previous)