Wide Array Of Funding And Investment Options On Offer For Entrepreneurs

Wide Array Of Funding And Investment Options On Offer For Entrepreneurs



Riversands Incubation Hub in partnership with the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) is set to host its inaugural FundEX event at Riversands on Wednesday 16 November 2016.

The one-day conference and expo will showcase a wide spectrum of funders and investment providers with the aim of exposing entrepreneurs to the many funding and personal wealth creation opportunities available.

“Many entrepreneurs find accessing funding difficult, while funders, in turn, complain about the lack of fundable businesses available. This event aims to bridge this disconnect by giving ‘beyond the brochure’ insights into how banks, government funders and investors evaluate a business. We will also highlight some of the innovative funding mechanisms which are now available for entrepreneurs,” says Jenny Retief, CEO of Riversands Incubation Hub.

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The show will also feature an investment and savings programme to showcase accessible investment opportunities available with advice from credible financial professionals. This includes evaluating BEE share schemes, investing on the stock market and selecting the right financial advisors.

“It is important for entrepreneurs to diversify their wealth and income beyond their businesses, says Retief.

The one-day event runs from 08h30 to 19h00 and is open to the public, with tickets available online at Quicket.co.za for R150. Book online here.

Riversands Incubation Hub is located off William Nicol Drive near Dainfern in Gauteng.

About Riversands Incubation Hub

Riversands Incubation Hub is a ground-breaking initiative with the scale to have a real economic impact by supporting small businesses, fostering job creation and alleviating poverty. The Riversands initiative was catalysed in 2015 through a private-public partnership between Century Property Developments and National Treasury’s Jobs Fund.

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Established and start-up small businesses are accommodated at Riversands for a period of up to three years in subsidised premises with access to business support services. At capacity, the facility will be home to over 150 small businesses. For more information visit: http://www.riversandsihub.co.za

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