The 2014 Entrepreneur Conference will focus on the fundamentals of being a successful entrepreneur.

This one day event brings together leaders in the field of entrepreneurship. From how to make your business sustainable through to how to identify additional gaps in your market, these leading lights will not only explain how to be a successful entrepreneur, they will also deliver
solid case studies that you can refer to.

The topics discussed will be further expanded upon during the workshops over the weekend. All delegates also receive access to the workshops taking place on the Tuesday and the Wednesday free of charge.

Provisional Programme

18 November 2014 | The River Club | Cape Town

09:00 – 09:15 Official Opening
09:15 – 09:35 Keynote Address
09:35 – 11:15 First Plenary Session
Simon Ekin, Champion of Courage
The Courageous Entrepreneur
Andrea Böhmert, Partner, Knife Capital
Scaling-up your business
Jared Pillai, CEO, Youth Entrepreneurship Fund
Creating the Youth Entrepreneurship Revolution
Arifa Parker, Founder, AASHA Business Services
How to grow your business through communication and networking
11:15 – 11:40 Tea Break and Opening of Expo
11:40 – 13:00 Second Plenary Session
Laura Beaulier, South African Coordinator, GROUPE SOS (France)
Social Entrepreneurship in Europe: Insights for South African Entrepreneurs
Carl J Lotter, Stakeholder Relations, South African Small and Medium Enterprises Federation
Linking Policy to Action
Eric Edelstein, Serial Tech Entrepreneur, and Angel Investor
My entrepreneurial journey and insights into raising funds
Ernest Boateng, Chief Operations Officer, South African Institute for Entrepreneurship
The Importance of Ideas and Soft Skills in Entrepreneurship
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break and Networking
14:00 – 15:30 Third Plenary Session
Elan Lohmann, Founder, SleekGeek
Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Business
Dave Romero, Group CEO, Caban Investments
How to Access Funding from UK Based Investors
Cllr Roxanne Hoorn, Portfolio Chair for Tourism, Events and Economic Development, City of Cape Town
The role of the City of Cape Town in developing entrepreneurs
Christoff Oosthuysen, Creator, Flow Canvas
How to succeed in a fast-changing world with a 1-page business plan
16:00 – 16:30 Closing Address
Lebo Gunguluza, GEM Group, Entrepreneur and Dragon on Dragons Den SA
9 Principles I used to make one million at the age of 27 without receiving any funding