Calling all Cape Town Entrepreneurs

LogoArrowsYou are the dynamic visionaries who push the known boundaries, and through taking the risk of setting up a business, create what is needed most in South Africa – a larger economy and more jobs.

The 5th Annual Entrepreneur Expo and Conference, to be held from 18 – 19 November 2014 during Global Entrepreneurship Week at the River Club in Cape Town, is aimed at both existing and potential business owners and offers you access to all the products and services you require to either start up a business or expand your existing business.

EXHIBITION

Need access to funding?

A number of finance institutions from the public and private sector will be exhibiting, giving you the opportunity to discuss your finance needs one-on-one. There will also be a number of venture capitalists available to meet one-on-one to advise how best to access funding from the private sector. The executives from Caban Investments will be on hand to share their experience of raising capital in the UK and will go through the requirement with you in detail. This is a rare opportunity to shop around for the best deal on your business finance needs.

Need advice?

From how to register your company, how to ensure that your business is digitally connected, intellectual property law, how to grow a business, how to write a winning business plan through to advice on how to brand and position your company in the market – a walk through the Entrepreneur Expo will give you the know-how and insight to accelerate your business.

A number of social incubators will also be present. These organisations provide businesses with the physical space and support needed to launch / accelerate a business.

Need opportunities?

With a number of blue chip companies exhibiting alongside government agencies the exhibition is the perfect place for a small business owner or future entrepreneur to engage with these companies and find out how to access their enterprise development programmes and how to register on their supplier databases.

CONFERENCE

The Entrepreneur Conference is a powerful networking opportunity and a chance to hear directly from leaders in the field of entrepreneurship.

Topics covered will include:

  • How to upscale your business by Andrea Böhmert, Partner at Knife Capital
  • Accelerating Entrepreneurship Through Innovation by international innovation expert Raluca Pauna
  • How to grow your business through communication and networking by mentor extraordinaire Arifa Parker
  • Linking Policy to Action delivered by Carl J Lotter the driving force behind the highly influential South African Small and Medium Enterprises Federation
  • Jared Pillai, CEO, Youth Entrepreneurship Fund, will speak on how to spark an entrepreneurial revolution in the youth – a key issue in the sustainable development of South Africa
  • Results-driven Business Planning by Christoff Oosthuysen, Founder, Flow Canvas
  • The Importance of Ideas and Soft Skills in Entrepreneurship by Ernest Boateng, Chief Operations Officer, South African Institute for Entrepreneurship
  • Cllr Roxanne Hoorn, Portfolio Chair for Tourism, Events and Economic Development, City of Cape Town will give us insight into the role of the City of Cape Town in developing entrepreneurs.
  • Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Business by Elan Lohmann, Founder, SleekGeek
  • The Courageous Entrepreneur, Simon Ekin, Champion of Courage
  • Eric Edelstein, Serial Tech Entrepreneur, and Angel Investor will talk on his entrepreneurial journey and insights into raising funds
  • Dave Romero, Group CEO, Caban Investments will share insights into how to successfully access funding from UK based investors

We invite you to join us for a conference jam packed with useful and tangible topics that will give your existing business (or business idea) the edge it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

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