CAPE TOWN PROGRAMME

DAY TWO

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ROOM 1

ROOM 2

LAB

ROOM 3

ROOM 4

How do I know which accelerator is right for me?

9:00 – 09:45

Speaker: Sarah-Anne Arnold, UCT Graduate School of Business MTN Solution Space

An increasing number of business accelerators promise to help you make your dreams for your business come true. In this session, you will be introduced to a decision-making framework for choosing the right accelerator for you and your business.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION

Are you future-proof? Making sense of a changing business landscape

9:00 – 09:45

Speaker: Nwabisa Mayema, nnfinity

The rate of change in society has never been faster. Most of what we have been taught is starting to lose its relevance. This impacts how we do business, find business and keep our businesses thriving. Nwabisa will help you future-proof your business by paying attention to the social, economic and political dynamics of our world today.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

Your networking space

9:00 – 9:45

Use this space to share ideas and experience with other entrepreneurs.

Financial sustainability for non-profit social enterprises

Speakers: Titania Fernandez and Joan Daries, Community Chest

As the funding landscape becomes increasingly competitive in South Africa, focusing on income generation and sustainability is becoming a desirable alternative to donor dependency for many existing NPOs. This session looks at the convergence between NPO sustainability and innovative finance.

Tracks: INCUBATION – GROWTH

Online lending and borrowing - how does it work?

9:00 – 09:45

Speaker: Altesh Baijoo, Rainfin

RainFin is South Africa’s first online marketplace for debt finance. This session by Altesh will unpack some of the basics of marketplace borrowing/ lending – the when/what/why and how.

Tracks: INCUBATION – GROWTH

How to FLOW — aligning your natural traits with your social enterprise

10:00 – 10:45

Speaker: Christoff Oosthuysen, Entrepreneurial Planning Institute

In this session, you’ll learn how to align your own natural traits with that of your social enterprise; and how you and your team members can work in “flow” towards achieving your bigger purpose. Join to learn how to use the Flow Canvas 1-Page Plan as a practical guide to achieve good results.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

What types of government funding are available for early-stage entrepreneurs? (double session)

10:00 – 11:45

Speaker: Chris Louw, Natinal Empowerment Fund (NEF). Bonita Daniels, Small Enterprise Finance Agency (sefa). Siyasanga Sakuba, Small Enterprise Development Agency (seda).

An introduction to the relevant local government funding options for early stage entrepreneurs. A panel of government funders will introduce their funds and how to best approach them, with opportunity for you to ask questions.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

Systems Change Lab (double workshop)

10:00 – 11:45

Facilitators: Ashoka and Global Academy Foundation 

Join this workshop with Ashoka and Global Academy Foundation to explore how to achieve personal, organizational and financial sustainability. New, practical insights and peer-to-peer learning are key in this Lab.System Change Lab 

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

How to tell your business' story

10:00 – 10:45

Speaker: Ian Calvert, Redbull Amaphiko

In this session, Ian will explore how to build a a compelling narrative for your social enterprise, using the tools and techniques of the world’s best storytellers.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

Financial modeling 101 (a double-session on storytelling your finances)

10:00 – 11:45

Speaker: Neo Ratau and Sahana Vaidya, Everest Ventures

This practical financial modeling workshop will help you visualize and stress test your financial plan. The workshop will enable you to develop a powerful, practical, financial model for your key business decisions.

Finance de-mystified!

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

The importance of networks for female entrepreneurs

11:00 – 11:45

What types of government funding are available for early-stage entrepreneurs? (CONTINUED)

– 11:45

Systems change lab CONTINUED...

– 11:45

How to mix grants, loans, etc. for your benefit?

11:00 – 11:45

Speaker: Danai Musanda, Goodwell Investments

Capital can be structured and layered in multiple ways to reduce the risk for all parties as well as get you off the ground. For instance, you can raise grants when you’re starting out to reduce your risk but also to potentially avoid giving away ownership too soon. Do you know how to do that? If not, join this exciting workshop on how to make capital work for you.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

Financial modeling 101 CONTINUED...

– 11:45

LUNCH

ROOM 1

ROOM 2

LAB

ROOM 3

ROOM 4

Finding innovative solutions to solve the challenges faced by township entrepreneurs? (double workshop)

13:00 – 14:45

Speaker: Elvis Sekhaelelo, eKasi Entrepreneurs

Township entrepreneurs face a whole host of challenges when establishing and growing their business. How do we come up with innovative solutions to solve these challenges? Join Elvis for an energised and interactive workshop that will explore some of these challenges and the innovative approaches being taken to overcome these.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

Utilising B-BBEE effectively for SMME's

13:00 – 13:45

Speaker: Michal Szymanski, CiTi

Join Michal for a quick overview of the updated B-BBEE changes and how they impact SMME’s in the South African environment. He’ll also explore how, as a small business owner, you can leverage B-BBEE effectively to get your foot in the door to private and public supply chains.

Tracks: INCUBATION – GROWTH

Design the perfect social enterprise fund (workshop)

13:00 – 14:45

Facilitators: UCT Bertha Centre

In this workshop, you’ll work through a design thinking process to conceptualise an effective social enterprise in the South African context. Come and co-create this concept with us! Space is limited, there will be a sign-up sheet outside the door.

Tracks: IDEATION-INCUBATION-GROWTH

How does debt affect the running of your business?

13:00 – 13:45

Speakers: Thomas Venon & Dave Portmann, Eighteen East Capital and Friedrich Meisenholl, Business Partners 

In this sesssion, we will discuss debt applied to social entrepreneurs and impactful businesses and establish who can and who should consider adding a pinch of that good stuff to their capital structure. This is a great opportunity for all your questions on debt to be answered.

Tracks: INCUBATION – GROWTH

Lessons from a green entrepreneur: Emile Fourie

13:00 – 13:45

Speaker: Emile Fourie, Y-waste

In this session, Emile will cover some of the lessons he’s learnt along his entrepreneurial journey in developing partnerships, accessing funding and measuring impact.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

Finding innovative solutions to solve the challenges faced by township entrepreneurs? CONTINUED...

– 14:45

Lessons learned in the (social) business of music

14:00 – 14:45

Speaker: Sibusiso Nyamakazi, Philippi Music Project

Join Sibusiso as he shares his journey of building a social enterprise to empower young artists in Philippi.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION 

Design the perfect social enterprise fund CONTINUED...

– 14:45

Let us surprise you!

14:00 – 14:45

Speaker (s): TBA

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

Funding and support for green entrepreneurs

14:00 – 14:45

Speaker: Aman Baboolal, GreenCape

In this session, Aman will take a look at what makes green entrepreneurs different, and the different support and financing opportunities that exist in the ecosystem. He’ll also explore some successful business models for green enterprises, drawing in local case studies.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

Peer nominations, pitches and party!

15:00 – 17:00

 ROOM 1

10 entrepreneurs will share their businesses with a panel of judges and fellow entrepreneurs. Who will be chosen for the #Path2Fund support programme? Followed by drinks and celebration!