VentureTrain Forum (JHB to CTN)

Thu Aug 25, 09:30 - Fri Aug 26, 12:00

Shosholoza Meyl Premier Classe


Fun with Purpose...
The VentureTrain Forum is a unique networking and brainstorming event on the Shosholoza Meyl Premier Classe Train to gather a targeted selection of 38 [the size of the dining cart] amazing entrepreneurial thought leaders in one space for an extended period of time to share experiences and debate relevant challenges in the South African entrepreneurship ecosystem with the aim to advance/ improve it. This event is a combination of invited guests with some tickets being made available for general purchase on a first-come-first-served basis.

Main brainstorming discussions to contribute to on this train:
- How do we create an integrated and transformed Venture Capital industry in SA?
- Developing an SA Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Resource Portal Wireframe

Shosholoza Meyl Premier Classe
Leaving Jozi (Park Station) Thurs 25 Aug 10:30am, Arriving Cape Town Station Fri 26 Aug 12pm. 
Note: Sleeper-Cabins are Twin so most people will need to share / team up with another.
[Normal ticket price is R3,450].

Thurs 25 Aug
09:30 - Gather in the Premier Classe Lounge (Park Station, Joburg)
10:30 - Train Departs
11:00 - Briefing Session & Introductions
12:30 - Lunch
14:00 - The State of the SA VC Industry - Brett Commaille (AngelHub Ventures) & Keet van Zyl (Knife Capital)
14:30 - Breakaway Sessions - How do we create an integrated and transformed Venture Capital industry in SA? 
17:30 - The need for an SA Entrepreneurial Resource Portal: Connecting the Ecosystem - Matsi Modise (SiMODiSA)
18:00 - Some thoughts on how to develop this resource portal
EVE - Dinner, Discussions, Networking, Entertainment, etc.
Fri 26 Aug
09:00 - Breakfast
10:00 - Summary Feedback from Sessions and Discussions
11:00 - Suggestions/ plan for the next train
12:00 - Arrive in Cape Town

Note: On the Beta Test the Train was heavily delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. Plan to only get to Cape Town Fr. eve.
LeaderEX: Consider joining us at the SiMODiSA LeaderEX Sessions the day before on 24 Aug
VentureTrain Sponsors: SiMODiSA, FNB, PayFast, Telkom


VentureTrain Forum (JHB to CTN)
Shosholoza Meyl Premier Classe
Rissik St, CBD, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa
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