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Maximillian Kaizen

Maximillian Kaizen is co-founder of Treeshake, a learning and advocacy firm that helps pioneers and global organisations mobilise digital advantage. She’s a founder member (and connector-in-residence) at Barclays Rise (Cape Town), a global fintech exploratorium. 

Max speaks, MC’s, debates, and lectures at various universities and conferences. Either on the fundamentals of business practice for startups. Or pioneering opportunities using emerging tech. 

She loves teaching. She is former partner and program director at the Ogilvy Digital Marketing Academy, Co-director and lecturer for Business Acumen for Artists at the  UCT Graduate School of Business, she leads the eNCA Digital Broadcast Management program for SPI Media Leadership at Rhodes University and the transformative programs at RLabs.

Formerly Public Lead for Creative Commons South Africa, she still champions the protection of digital rights, global access and evolving intellectual property across science, commerce and culture. 

Max is building a research community (explorer’s society) for cognitively restless humans to get some ‘epic global mission’ in their leisure time.