8:30am Kickoff: Theology of Kingdom Entrepreneurship
This talk expects businesses to redeem their culture, and not just be ethical.
Rene Kiamba – Kenya President of Int’l Christian Chamber of Commerce (ICCC)
Transformational Leader with exceptional international experience. Married with 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren.
Managing Director of A New Thing since 2004, managing philanthropy relations with partners including Johnson and Johnson.
Certified Mentor and Sales and Marketing Coach with 15 years of practical life-giving experience, delivered mentoring, coaching and training services for companies, organizations and individuals to awaken, develop, and release transformational leadership.
Proven leader with a focus to awaken, equip and release others towards sustainable personal and organizational transformation. Strong experience in corporate social responsibility management and leading transformational partnerships and social investment programs.
Drove millions of shillings in business revenue by managing products & services, building and leading cross-functional teams and customer relationships, maximizing internal resources and innovating front-line transformational business processes.
12:40pm Speaker: 100x Kingdom Growth and Impact
How can we expect 100x Kingdom Growth from every Kitchen, Farm Co-Op, Church, and CEO Discipler?
Tim Abels, Serial Entrepreneur, Founder ACAID, Co-Founder LIONS-DEN
Tim Abels is a serial entrepreneur, technology disruptor, investor, and global ministry leader. His startups include two IPO, third sold to Sprint, initial Microsoft Visual Studio, 5 divisions at Dell, Intel Capital cloud startup in 2021, and international Christian non-profits. Tim was a Principal Engineer at Intel where he was Director of Innovation Lab. He co-chaired Dell patent committee for 7 years and filed over 100 patents. He evaluated over 600 startups for Intel Capital, Austin Ventures, and Dell Ventures, including VMware investment and later acquisitions. Tim was at the seminal conferences for Comdex, SD East & West, JavaOne, Netscape, MS PDX, Linuxworld, VMworld and ARM, presenting at most.
Tim earned his master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University. Taught 20 courses at Purdue and Ohio State, especially senior level Algorithms.
Tim has a heart for Christian companies operating as BAMs (Business as Mission), where Africa Community Aid zero-interest microloans has funded over 11,000 startups, while teaching many churches life-giving gospel, disciple making, biblical business and family life skills.
1:30PM Speaker: Africa’s Greatest Transformation
Dr Master Mathaope – President of Association of Evangelical in Africa (AEA) across 54 Africa Union countries, including 90,000 churches in Kenya’s AEA.
Rev. Dr Master Matlhaope hails from Botswana, where he previously served as the President of the Evangelical Fellowship of Botswana (EFB) for a maximum of three successive terms. He is also a senior minister in the Pentecostal Protestant Church (PPC) in Botswana and has been a pastor for over 22 years.
He was a member of Botswana’s Advisory and Arbitration Council (AAC), a statutory and quasi-judicial body. He has held other positions in the public sector, specifically as a member of a thirty persons Presidential Task Team (PTT), to design, develop, draw and document a long-term vision for Botswana, known as Vision 2036and also appointed by the Minister of Health to the country’s Nursing and Mid-wifrey Council of Botswana.
He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Practical Theology from North-West University (NWU)-Potchefstroom in South Africa. He did part of his doctoral research at the Cambridge University-United Kingdom under Tyndale House. He did his Masters at Cape Theological Seminary aka Global University at Cape Town – South Africa and majored in New Testament and minored in leadership. His first Degree was in Bible and Theology with the Global University (Missouri-USA).
He is married to Boipuso Eneldah Matlhaope and blessed with three children; two boys – Prince and David and a daughter, Abigail.
2PM Speaker: Why Invest in Africa?
This talk reveals Africa’s leading business climate, natural resources, youth, entrepreneur, kingdom strengths and opportunities.
Frank Kitonga – CEO Nehemiah Project Kenya
Frank is the founder of Blueflame International and a Certified Biblical Entrepreneurship Trainer and Coach who is passionate about transforming the marketplace through kingdom principles and creating impact.
He has many years of experience in business, having successfully grown multiple businesses. Among them is Nuru Social Enterprises (NSE), where he was president. He grew the business an unprecedented 4x in his tenure. In the same way, he built a global consultancy BoP Innovation Centre in the East African region from scratch to a vibrant business with a high-value portfolio.
Frank also has professional experience in supply chain, finance, procurement, and information & communications technology, gained during his tenure in the corporate world.
He is happily married to his dear wife, Grace and they are blessed with 5 children.
As an Elder, he has served the church for more than a decade and has been serving in various other ministries for more than 20 years.