AIfE  (African Institute for Entrepreneurship) is a
non-profit research and thought leadership organisation established to focus on the entrepreneurship opportunities of new industries and technology on a broad strategic basis.
AIfE has developed a rich research and analytical methodology, based on the collective 85 years’ experience of its founding partners, to create an African- based organisation that provides analytical studies, thought leadership sessions, and ecosystem facilitation workshops to support entrepreneurship in Africa.
Thought Leadership Sessions
AIfE brings together associates, partners, and affiliates from throughout the continent and facilitates thought leadership discussions, with a special focus on how the intersection between government, private sector and entrepreneurs can best capture the opportunities in these new industries.
Ecosystem Facilitation
AIfE employs an ecosystem approach to combine various stakeholders, including industry experts, entrepreneurs, academic institutions, government departments, business practitioners, business institutions and others, into a framework that seeks to remove barriers and find solutions to help industries maximise global opportunities.
Publications and Case Studies
AIfE offers the full capability of members with over 20 years’ experience in high- level analytical case studies and publications with a focus on entrepreneurship and ecosystem development.
Entrepreneurship Initiatives
AIfE supports and provides a platform for entrepreneurs with tested and new marketing solutions that will help drive entrepreneurship in Africa.
The vision of AIfE is to be the Premier Institute for entrepreneurship in Africa and the best source of entrepreneur resources on the continent, developing long-term relationships and ecosystem, and providing thought leadership in entrepreneurship.
The mission of the institute is to address the gap in entrepreneurship development by developing comprehensive institutional solutions and methodologies around ecosystems and thought leadership that translate into actionable insights and plans to create real benefits in growing entrepreneurs.

2021 The Drone Industry in South Africa Publication

Technology is driving the future of economies. This has become highlighted under COVID-19 - organisations that thrive in today’s market are the ones that are at the forefront of 4IR and 5IR, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and new technologies.

In the context of those technologies, one of those emerging technologies is the unmanned aerial aviation, robotics and space industries. In the context of these industries, there is an opportunity for South Africa to leapfrog a developing aviation industry and create a knowledge industry that can create opportunities for businesses and jobs. The country is currently facing an unemployment rate of 32.5% and in particular a youth unemployment rate of 46.3%. There is an opportunity to leverage brand new industry into an economic driver that will assist in creating opportunities for youth, women, people with disabilities and SMMEs through a strategically developed ecosystem approach. 
Tamiko Sher
Co-founder and Executive Director, AIfE.
Tamiko is a Co-Founder and AIfE board member and Executive Director with more than 30 years of experience in entrepreneurship and consulting. She is dedicated and passionate about creating long-term, sustainable solutions for her colleagues, partners, and clients through the power of collaboration, and her work is driven by social purpose and impact.

She holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from San Diego State University; a multi-disciplinary Master of Arts, International Affairs, University of California; and honors in creative writing from the University of the Witwatersrand. Tamiko is passionate about entrepreneurship and is committed to providing solutions that work towards helping others.
Dr. Jabulile Msimango-Galawe
Co-founder and Board Chair, AIfE.
Jabulile is a Co-Founder and AIfE board member, Managing Director of DrJ Business Support (Pty) Ltd, and the program director of the MM – Business and Executive Coaching at the Wits Business School. She is an Entrepreneur, Statistician, Business Coach, Mentor, facilitator, public speaker, researcher and senior lecturer.

She holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship (Wits Business School) and an MSc in Mathematical Statistics - Risk analysis (University of the Free State). She has about 20 years of working experience, including 10 years in the entrepreneurship and corporate space. Her corporate experience includes statistical analysis, risk analysis, trading and management consulting. DrJ, as she is known, mentors and supports young entrepreneurs and is very passionate about people development and entrepreneurship, especially the development and sustainability of small businesses in South Africa.
Dr. Tsiliso Tamasane
Co-founder, AIfE 
Tsiliso Tamasane is a Co-Founder and AIfE board member, a Senior Manager in strategy and planning at the Services SETA, and a part-time lecturer at UNISA. He has more than 15 years of senior management experience in strategy planning, project management, and scientific research in the fields of community development, labor market, education, health, and entrepreneurship.

He is passionate about youth development, especially entrepreneurship development in the 4IR field. Tsiliso holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cape Town and is a recipient of the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs Scholarship (British University of Columbia), Commonwealth Scholarship (University of York, UK), and Nelson Mandela Fellowship (Human Sciences Research Council), and has extensive work experience in Southern and East Africa.

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