MiniChess CEO and Founder, Marisa van der Merwe, was a speaker at the Women in the World Summit in New York in April 2013, together with Grandmaster Garry Kasparov, Phiona Mutesi and Robert Katende

The topic of the panel discussion was “Chess benefiting children as an educational tool in Africa”. Garry Kasparov endorses MiniChess and supports Chess in Africa through the Kasparov Chess Foundation.