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67CEOs Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018

Mon Nov 12, 09:00 - Fri Nov 16, 15:00



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With the National Development Plan (NDP) estimating that SMMEs will generate a whopping 90% of the 11 million new jobs expected to be created in South Africa by 2030, the rate of established businesses currently sits at a low 2.2%, with a high unemployment rate marked at 26, 7%, remaining unchanged throughout the first quarter of 2018 as compared to the last quarter of 2017.

“For us as a nation to see high-growth businesses emerge and thrive, entrepreneurship ecosystem must be inclusive at all socio-economic levels. Public and private institutional policies and supports should be designed and executed such that they close historical gaps, alleviate poverty and create sustainable employments” - Sam Apata, Convener, 67CEOs Foundation.

This November, Global Entrepreneurship Network will celebrate 11 years of helping millions of people unleash their ideas to start and scale new businesses through Global Entrepreneurship Week. The campaign began in 2008 with an emphasis on inspiring young people to make their mark and has quickly grown to become a comprehensive effort that engages entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, researchers, support organisations and others collaborating to advance economic growth and innovation in more than 170 countries around the world.

Roughly 39,000 events and competitions will take place during #GEW2018 – connecting nearly 10 million participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors. Dozens of world leaders on every continent and a network of more than 15,000 partner organisations support the initiative every year.

Recognised by GEN Africa, the African chapter of Global Entrepreneurship Network based in Johannesburg, 67 CEOs is one of many event organisers during Global Entrepreneurship Week in Africa.

67CEOs Foundation NPC organises workshops, seminars, pitching sessions, speed mentoring and demo day during Global Entrepreneurship Week. CEOs deliver applicable relevant workshops focusing on subject matters that encourage entrepreneurship and job creation in South Africa. This year, entrepreneurs will use the platform to present their products and services to potential investors alike.

67CEOs GEW2018 Agenda

Monday 12: 67CEOs Ecosystem Connect: Engaging Local municipalities, cities, provincial, national and private sectors in collaboration (Including Pitching, Masterclass and Speed mentoring)

Tuesday 13: 67CEOs Women: Inspiring Entrepreneurs + Investors (Including Pitching, Masterclass and Speed mentoring)

Wednesday 14: 67CEOs Inclusion: Minimizing Barriers + Maximizing Inclusion (Including Pitching, Masterclass and Speed mentoring)

Thursday 15: 67CEOs Youth: Shaping the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs (Including Pitching, Masterclass and Speed mentoring)

Friday 16: 67CEOs Pitching and Mentorship: Business model, Idea challenge + Demo day


  • Keynote address
  • Panel discussion
  • Fireside chat
  • Masterclass
  • Pitching
  • Speed mentoring

There will be parallel masterclass sessions on SMME Financial Management, Business Model Canvas, BBBEE Compliance and Access to ESD, 4th Industrial Revolution, Leadership, and Emotional Intelligence.


67CEOs Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018
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