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Join us at Jozihub to meet Doug Speight, Executive Director of American Underground, a campus for entrepreneurs in Durham, North Carolina, USA and fellow Google for Entrepreneurs hub who will be sharing some of his experiences and insights from his extensive experience in the startup sector in the USA. He'll be visiting with a group of 19 college students and 3 faculty chaperones from North Carolina A&T State University. The students are all majoring in Business Management, many with a concentration in International Business or Entrepreneurship. 

About Doug Speight

American Underground is home to 275 startups and a diverse startup scene dubbed "The Startup Hub of The South," by CNBC. Speight is founder and CEO of Cathedral Leasing, a B2B equipment finance firm and one of seven 2016 Entrepreneurs in Residence for Google and CODE2040. Speight has served as co-founder and/or founder for four tech startups, in addition to leading technology transfer and commercialization divisions for NC A&T State University, NASA and the Department of Energy. He has served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the GIGTANK venture accelerator, the nation’s first 3D printing venture accelerator and holds several patents for 3D printing technology.  Speight earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology from NC A&T State University and a MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Agenda for the morning

10:30a- Historical context of Johannesburg economy

    -Growth of tech ecosystem, origin of Jozihub

    -Outstanding startups (overview of recent successes)

    -What's next for Johannesburg (growth sectors, recent activity {venture capital investment trends, etc})

10:45a- Question/Answer

11:00a- Doug Speight Talk

11:30a- Question/Answer

11:45a- Conclude

When and where?

44 Stanley Avenue
South Africa

Fri 14 Dec 2018 at 10:00 AM (SAST)
Fri 14 Dec 2018 at 12:00 PM (SAST)

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