Entreprenruship To The Point Access to Markets and Funding

Tue May 28, 18:00 - Tue May 28, 21:00
Absa Capital Building, 15 Alice Lane, The Equinox


At this Entrepreneurship To The Point session, you will have the chance to ask industry experts specific questions about the do’s and don’t’s of accessing markets and funding. You will have an opportunity to speak directly to opportunity holders and financers in your small group sessions and take part in a facilitated Q & A.


This session will cover:

At this session you will be allowed to ask your own questions which you can come prepared with. The panel conversation will look at:

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 Panel

Naomi Mtshali: Pre-Investment Manager, Industrial Development Corporation

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).

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.

Details of the event are as follows

We will announce the rest of the panellists soon.


Date:            Teusday 28 May 2019

Time:           18h00 for 18h30

Venue:        15 Alice Lane, Sandton, Equinox Leadership and Innovation Centre, Absa Capital Building

Investment:   R180pp online, R200 at the door, which includes light refreshments.      

Seating is limited. ALL tickets to be strictly booked via Quicket

Should you have issues using Quicket, please email [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you there!

Quicket Link: https://qkt.io/QBFWkK  


Entreprenruship To The Point Access to Markets and Funding
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15 Alice Ln, Sandhurst, Sandton, 2196
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