Entrepreneurship To The Point: Accessing markets and finance speed date

Thu Sep 20, 17:30 - Thu Sep 20, 21:30


...Property Point’s Entrepreneurship To The Point session on:

Access to funding and Markets

We have added two more phenomenal speakers to our line-up. Where else will you get an opportunity to spend the evening with eight leading industry experts?

Accessing funding and markets is the bread and butter of any sustainable business and can be a delicate balance to achieve. Like any other game, if you know the rules, you will be better equipped to win. At this Entrepreneurship To The Point session, the Property Point team and their associates will take you through the end-to-end process of building sustainability into your business by equiping you to access markets and funding.

In a speed-dating setting, attendees will have the opportunity to engage directly with industry experts and Property Point alumni about gearing themselves up for opportunities.



Naomi Mtshali: Pre-Investment Manager, Industrial Development Co-oporation

Naomi has a career that spans more than 20 years in various positions in the IDC (Industrial Development Co-operation), ranging from Client Care Administrator, to Senior Account Manager and Senior Associate. She has experience in deal development and deal structuring as well as in post investment transaction management. She is currently the Manager in the Pre-Investment Business Centre within the Industrial Development Corporation of SA (IDC).


Darlene Menzies: Chief Executive Officer, Finfind

Darlene is the Chief Executive Officer of Finfind, South Africa’s leading online SME access to finance solution. She is a public speaker and a media spokesperson and recognised expert on the SME sector. The World Economic Forum named Darlene Menzies one of 6 Top Female Tech Breakthrough Entrepreneurs in Africa for 2017.


Vusi Fele: Chief Procurement Officer at Absa Group Limited

Vusi has over 20 years’ experience in delivering optimal results and business value. He is experienced in supply chain, strategic sourcing, quality control, administration, logistics, supplier development, sustainability and Black Economic Empowerment from diverse industrial sectors.


Nirmala Reddy: Senior Manager Enterprise Development Business Banking at Nedbank

Nirmala is responsible for SME support and development within the enterprise development and supplier development space at Nedbank, including strategy and execution. Her exposure and experience across community development and the business arena has provided a valuable, insightful platform to her current sphere of SME, enterprise and supplier development.


Kumaran Padayachee: CEO of Spartan Financing

Kumaran Padayachee has been funding SMEs for the past 22 years and has intimate understanding & expertise in SME financing. He is CEO of Spartan SME Finance (Pty) Ltd, an independent financier that only focusses on SMEs. Spartan’s niche financing covers Growth Finance, Specialized Finance and Bridging Finance. Kumaran is a co-panellist on both the popular Big Small Business Show and the SME Funding Show on Business Day TV.


Thuso Koboyatau: Founder and CEO of TSK interiors, and Property Point Alumni

TSK focuses on interior design, construction and project management, renovations, tenement installations, and furniture design. Thuso and his partner are exceptional at using relationship building to grow and sustain their business.


Clint Higgins: Procurement Manager at V & A Waterfront

Clint has over 12-years’ experience in the industry and is passionate about procurement, transformation and sustainability. Clint also holds a master’s degree in Development Finance from Stellenbosch University.


Bishen Morgan: Sustainability and Capabilities Director at AB InBev

Bishen is an experienced Director of Procurement with a demonstrated history of working in the consumer goods industry. He is skilled in marketing management, product management, marketing strategy, and business strategy.

This session will cover:


Relationships: Understanding the power of relationship building within supply chains and with potential funders


Positioning: Understanding how to effectively position your business within supply chains and with potential funders


Alignment: Understanding how to align your business strategy with corporate supply chain and funding strategies once opportunities have been accessed

The details of the event are as follows:


Thursday, 20 September 2018


18:30 - 21:30


MESH Club Rosebank

2nd Floor Trumpet On Keyes, 21 Keyes Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196


R180pp online, R200 at the door which includes light refreshments

Seating is limited ALL tickets to be strictly booked via quicket

Please book and pay for your seat upfront via Quicket. Should you have issues using Quicket, please email [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you there!

Disclaimer: All content generated from this event can be used as promotional material.



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