Celebrating Entrepreneurs During Global Entrepreneurship Week

Celebrating Entrepreneurs During Global Entrepreneurship Week


Taking place from 14-20 November, GEW will include Endeavor South Africa’s flagship summit on ‘The State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa’ in partnership with FNB and SAP. The summit will congregate the best and brightest minds in business, academia and government to discuss ‘The key archetypes of an entrepreneurial culture’, including speakers like Adrian Gore, CEO of Discovery Holdings; Paul Harris, non-executive director of FirstRand &RMBH and Pedro Arboleda, partner at Monitor Group.

The topics for discussion at the summit include:

  • The Silicon Valley Model: IP is created at local academic institutions or government research centers, and is commercialised with the help of VC or Angel funding.
  • The Mothership Model: Large local companies, spin-off smaller entities, help employees set up new ventures, support external smaller ventures as clients, suppliers, distributors, etc.
  • The External Trigger Model: An external even releases an abundance of skilled-experienced workers and/or creates business opportunities in a specific society, sector or region.
  • The Role Model Model: The success of a local great entrepreneur emulates others in the community to start businesses within or outside the local hero’s industry.

Event details

The event will start with a headline panel, followed by break away panels that will discuss each model in greater detail. The Summit will be held on 15 November at the Radisson Blu, Gautrain Hotel from 9am to 3pm. Visit www.endeavor.co.za for further information.

Other events taking place during GEW, include:

FNB BizNetwork

Taking place on 16 November, the seminar will see three professional business coaches offering advice on how to increase personal efficiency, build business systems and enhance the growth of your business.

To register and for further details visit www.biznetwork.co.za

SASI Business Plan Workshop

An informative session on ‘Translating your business model into a bankable business plan’ will take place on 15, 16 and 17 November in the Nothern Cape.

For more information email fredell.jacobs@sastartupindex.co.za or visit www.sastartupindex.co.za

Billions Without Borders

Billions Without Borders is hosting a weeklong series of no-cost telecalls that will be broadcast worldwide via the web. They will offer advice to benefit start-ups and established businesses alike, ranging from tips for attracting investors, inspiration and strategies for building wealth consciouness, to maximising the Internet’s marketing potential.

For more information visit www.billionswithoutborders.com

The Hub

The Hub is running a number of events and seminars from 14 to 19 November. These include:

  • Get yourself investor ready (14 November) from 6pm-9pm: cost R50
  • Opportunities in the green economy (15 November) from 12pm-4pm: cost R150
  • Thought leader dialogue (16 November) from 4pm-6:30pm: cost R250
  • Women & entrepreneurship (17 November) from 4pm-7:30pm: cost R70
  • Purpose and career opportunity (18 November) from 1:30pm-5pm: cost R20
  • Exclusive branding training (19 November) from 9am-4pm: cost R150

Check www.johannesburg.the-hub.net for more information, email Johannesburg.hosts@the-hub.net or call +27(0)11 048 2542.

SAB KickStart Event

The SAB KickStart GEW Panel Discussion will focus on successful and practical roles that must be played by different industry sectors to increase the rate of entrepreneurship in SA. It takes place on 14 November from 11am-12:30pm at the Gallagher Estate. There will also be a KickStart Exhibition taking place on the day.

Cultunet Foundation

Between 14 and 18 November the Cultunet Foundation is hosting a number of events including ‘What is Entrepreneurship?’, the prelaunch of the Global Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders coffee table book and various workshops in the townships.

For more information email thobeka@cultunetfoundation.org

Zazida Institute of Entrepreneurship

Zazida’s events include:

  • Personal Finance Management Workshop for Entrepreneurs on 12 November from 8:30am-12pm
  • How to Start a Business with No Cash on 14 November from 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Zazida three-day Selection Assessment Centre for 2012 full-time and part-time students on 14, 16 and 18 November from 7am-6pm.
  • Launch of Zazida Entrepreneur Support Club on 17 November 6pm-8pm.

All the events will take place at Zazida, 13 Jan Smuts Avenues, Parktown, Johannesburg.

For more information visit www.zazida.org or call +27(0)81 403 149 613

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