Lions Den - Networking Event (Entrepreneurship)

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Wed Nov 21, 14:00 - Wed Nov 21, 16:30
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University of Stellenbosch Business School

We’re hosting a LIVE ideas pitching session with real investors where you can learn how to pitch for funding, meet investors and alumni entrepreneurs, and gather crucial lessons from our keynote speaker, Marnus Broodryk.


Venue & Time:

Date:   Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Time:   14:00 – 17:00

Venue: USB, main building, room 2059

 

Programme:

14:00   Keynote (Marnus Broodryk)

14:30   The value & importance of business skills in the SA startup scene (LaunchLab)

15:00   Lions’ Den begins

16:00   Networking


Apply to pitch your business venture at the Lion’s Den

USB entrepreneurs get 5 minutes to present their business to a panel of investors in the hope of securing funding.

The investor panel is convened by D’Niel Strauss (Investor, Alumnus and Extraordinary Lecturer (USB), and director of Strauss & Stocks (Pty) Ltd) who will also conduct pitch presentation coaching to the selected USB Entrepreneurs


Tickets are sold out - but students who show up on the day are welcome to Join!


The first 100 registered guests to arrive receive the book "90 Rules for Entrepreneurs"

Seating is limited. This event will not be livestreamed.

 

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Incubators
The StartUp Hatchery
#GetHatched
The Startup Hatchery is virtual incubator for entrepreneurs, innovators and change makers. We provide a hands-on virtual learning experience through online entrepreneurship training, mentorship and business support accessible anywhere, anytime (http://thestartuphatchery.co.za/#!/aboutstart).
(Focus: SME)

LaunchLab
The Nedbank Stellenbosch University LaunchLab is a startup incubator, and our goal is to build a thriving ecosystem for entrepreneurs in Africa.
Our focus is on the entrepreneurs themselves, and helping them build a viable business through coaching and mentorship programmes. We are in the process of partnering with universities across Africa to help their talent, expertise and infrastructure work to support new businesses and foster a culture of entrepreneurship (https://launchlab.co.za/about/).
(Focus: High tech, high growth)
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Startups
WorkOwl
Top Consultants on Demand
The future of business is here. Companies across Africa and beyond use WorkOwl to ensure their projects are a runaway success. Our network of industry experts are at the top of their respective fields and pre-selected for their expertise, professional experience and capacity for on-demand work. Connect. Collaborate. Succeed.
(http://www.workowl.co/)

WhereIsMyTransport
We empower people through public transport data from African cities
Informally run public transport makes up over 80% of trips in African cities, but data on these services is rarely available. Data from other public transport modes can lack richness and reliability. Our best-in-industry technologies and processes capture network information for any mode, including fares, frequencies, and journey times, providing you with unique public transport data.
(https://www.whereismytransport.com/services/)

 
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Funding and/or Launch & Knowledge Assistance Orgs
Silvertree Internet Holdings
For Entrepreneurs, By Entrepreneurs
Silvertree Internet Holdings uses tech to reach African consumers. We are a holding and operating company, based in South Africa, that conceives, launches, operates and invests in early- and mid-stage companies targeting the South African and Sub-Saharan African markets (http://silvertree.holdings/about/).

Fetola
“It’s simple really; we grow the economy and create jobs by building businesses that last.”
Fetola has been tailor-making successful enterprise and supplier development programmes for our clients for over ten years. Programmes designed to secure business growth, create jobs, and leave a lasting legacy for people, and the economy. In recent years, we have started using our experience to help others optimise their own programmes, leveraging our successes to create an even more positive impact (https://fetola.co.za/about/).

New Ventures Studio
In partnership with young entrepreneurs (18 to 35), we create wealth by co-founding fast-growing businesses.
New Ventures Studio is not an accelerator or incubator; we simply focus on the process of start-up creation using a multi-disciplined and highly effective infrastructure.
New Ventures Studio skilled team is hands-on; we work alongside the entrepreneur to build businesses. By providing expertise and resources, and assisting in the operation of the start-ups, we increase the entrepreneur’s chances of success, optimizing the environment for business creation and growth.
By co-founding the business, our commitment is to work with the entrepreneur for as long as it takes to make the venture successful.
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Business Associations / Networks
Business Networking International (BNI)
Local Business – Global Network®
The mission of BNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive and professional referral marketing program that enables them to develop meaningful, long-term relationships with quality business professionals (https://www.bni.co.za/).
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USB Alumni Guests
WorkOwl
Top Consultants on Demand
The future of business is here. Companies across Africa and beyond use WorkOwl to ensure their projects are a runaway success. Our network of industry experts are at the top of their respective fields and pre-selected for their expertise, professional experience and capacity for on-demand work. Connect. Collaborate. Succeed.
(http://www.workowl.co/)

WhereIsMyTransport
We empower people through public transport data from African cities
Informally run public transport makes up over 80% of trips in African cities, but data on these services is rarely available. Data from other public transport modes can lack richness and reliability. Our best-in-industry technologies and processes capture network information for any mode, including fares, frequencies, and journey times, providing you with unique public transport data.
(https://www.whereismytransport.com/services/)

The StartUp Hatchery
#GetHatched
The Startup Hatchery is virtual incubator for entrepreneurs, innovators and change makers. We provide a hands-on virtual learning experience through online entrepreneurship training, mentorship and business support accessible anywhere, anytime (http://thestartuphatchery.co.za/#!/aboutstart).
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Investor Panel Convenor: D'Niel Strauss
Co-founder, Director of Stocks & Strauss (Pty) Ltd, Lecturer, Investor
D'Niel is a strategic leader with experience in the private equity and venture capital industries over the past 7 years. He has lectured and presented to large groups of people at various events and conferences in China, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and South Africa, which include lectures at the Universities of Pretoria and Stellenbosch respectively. He is a co-founder and director of Stocks & Strauss (Pty) Ltd, and has been involved in the direct and indirect investments of more than 30 companies.
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Keynote speaker: Marnus Broodryk
Self-made millionaire, Shark Tank SA ‘shark’ & author of “90 Rules for Entrepreneurs”
Marnus Broodryk made his first million at 24-years old, and was the youngest ever Shark on Shark Tank South Africa. He has graced the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine and is an advocate for small businesses, has invested in them and also hosts a weekly show for small business on KykNET’s Winslyn. 
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Guest Speaker: Brandon Paschal
Brandon is currently Incubation Manager at the Stellenbosch University LaunchLab
He runs all of their startup programmes that help founders and teams design value propositions business models and strategies.  He has worked with 155 founders and teams and seen companies raise more than R100m in risk capital. Brandon has spoken at several startup and innovation events, including the University Business Incubator Global (UBI) Summit, Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) and the South African Innovation Summit (SAIS). Brandon’s expertise is in the South African startup ecosystem (not to be confused with small business or enterprise development) as well as organisational culture design. 

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Lions Den - Networking Event (Entrepreneurship)
University of Stellenbosch Business School
Carl Cronje Dr, Bellville, Cape Town, 7530, South Africa
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