CAPE TOWN PROGRAMME

DAY ONE

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Arrive at 9 for registration!

Welcome!

10:00 – 10:45

ROOM 2

What’s happening? Who’s here? In the welcome session, we’ll explore what lies ahead over the next 2 days and the opportunities to network and get advice for your business. And a couple of surprises… 

ROOM 1

ROOM 2

LAB

ROOM 3

ROOM 4

Business models for social enterprises

11:00 – 11:45

Speaker: Paul Durrant and Surika Behrens, Social Enterprise Academy

What works when delivering impact and striving for financial sustainability and business growth? In this session, Rachael will explore some successful models for social enterprises, drawing on local and international case studies.
Tracks: IDEATION-INCUBATION

Preparing your business for funding

11:00 – 11:00

Speaker: Darlene Menzies, FinFind

Accessing finance for your business in South Africa is challenging. What does “investment ready” mean? And what sort of funding is right for your business? In this session, Darlene Menzies will explore how you prepare and position your business to secure finance.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION

Your space to network

11:00 – 13:00

Come on in and share ideas and experience with other entrepreneurs.

How to raise funding for those very early stages?

11:00 – 11:45

Speaker: Ntandokazi Nodada, SAB Foundation 

Get insights into very early-stage funding – where to turn when you’re still working on the idea or just getting off the ground? What to think about and what to avoid?

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION

Scaling Strategies for Social Entrepreneurs

11:00 – 11:45

Speaker: Francois Bonnici, Bertha Centre

While innovative social enterprise models continue to emerge, many struggle to successfully scale. In this session, Francois will take you through the successful strategies employed by local and international social enterprises to scale their impact sustainably. 

Tracks: GROWTH

Impact investing & Innovative Finance in SA

12:00 – 12:45

Speaker: Tine Henriken, Bertha Centre

While social enterprises develop new ways of doing business, social investors are creating flexible financing solutions to help them grow. This session aims to help social entrepreneurs match their business model with the available funding streams.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

Finding the right lender

 12:00- 12:45

Speaker: Darlene Menzies, Finfind

Who to approach? How to approach them? In this session, Darlene explores how to navigate the funding landscape – approaching the right funder at the right time, and negotating your funding to ensure success for your business.

Tracks: INCUBATION – GROWTH

Your space to network CONTINUED....

– 13:00

Join in!

Telling your (finance!) story – Learnings from Social Investment Africa

12:00- 12:45

Speaker: Anthony Hall, Social Investment Africa

In this session, Ant will share his experiences with early stage enterprises and share with you an easy way to tell your story to investors. He will also provide insights into common challenges faced by early stage enterprises and how some have either solved or been stalled by them.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION

Crowdfunding for investment

12:00 – 12:45

Speaker: Patrick Schofield, Thundafund, BackaBuddy and Uprise Africa

Equity crowdfunding is a new and innovative channel through which entrepreneurs are raising capital and investors are being introduced to attractive de-risked opportunities. In SA, the recent 12J tax incentive structure has created augmented opportunities for investors to get excellent returns from early stage investments. Come and find out how you could leverage equity crowdfunding for your business. 

Tracks: INCUBATION-GROWTH

LUNCH

ROOM 1

ROOM 2

LAB

ROOM 3

ROOM 4

What's the right legal structure for your social enterprise?

14:00 – 14:45

Speaker: Marcus Coetzee, Social Enterprise Expert

Should I register my social enterprise as an NPO, for-profit organisation or a co-operative? How does this affect my fundraising abilities? How will it affect profit distribution? What are the tax implications? All these and other legal structure implications will be explored in this session.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

Moving from Survivor to Thriver

14:00 – 14:45

Speaker: Catherine Wijnberg, Fetola

Entrepreneurship is a brave choice to make for your life and one that South Africa needs. However, many entrepreneurs are held hostage by low levels of inner wealth and the impact it has on our entrepreneurial vision and success.  Successful entrepreneurship doesn’t start with an idea, it starts with you and who you think you are.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

Innovative finance lab

14:00 – 15:45

Facilitator: Bertha Centre Innovative Finance Team 

Join this workshop with the Bertha Centre team to discover the emerging innovative methods and tools for financing your business, which are right for you, and how to approach them.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

10 tips for successful fundraising

14:00 – 14:45

Speaker: Alex Fraser, Fraser Consulting

In this session, Alex draws on her 10 years of experience in early stage business funding to share 10 tips for successful fundraising, particularly in the Western Cape funding ecosystem.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

An intro to SME Finance

14:00 – 14:45

Speaker: Alana Bond, Simanye and Impact Hub Joburg

Do you need to raise funding for your start-up but just not sure where to start? This session will introduce you to the different funding options (grants, debt, equity), when they are typically most relevant, and the pros and cons of each option.

Tracks: INCUBATION-GROWTH

Insights from Edge Growth

15:00 – 15:45

Speaker: Alex Rodrigues, Edge Growth

In this session, Alex will explore Edge Growth’s ASISA fund, what they’re looking for, exploring case studies of businesses they’ve invested in. 

Tracks: GROWTH

Scaling your business

15:00 – 15:45

Speaker: Luvuyo Rani, Silulo Technologies

In this session, Luvuyo Rani will share insights for financing and managing your business’ growth based on his experience growing Silulo Technologies to a 40+ store franchised IT services provider, raising funding from stokvels, foundations and franchises.

Tracks: GROWTH

Innovative finance lab CONTINUED...

– 15:45

Your wellbeing as an entrepreneur

15:00-15:45

Speaker: Elli Yiannakaris, Raymond Ackerman Academy

As an entrepreneur, how do you balance the demands and stresses of your business with your personal wellbeing. In this session, Elli will explore how to set goals and prioritise your own wellness as an entrepreneurs while setting and achieving ambitious goals for your business.

Tracks: IDEATION-INCUBATION-GROWTH

Monitoring and evaluation as a strategic asset for (social) enterprises

15:00 – 15:45

Speaker: Rebecca Pursell Gotz, Genesis Analytics

Social investment capital is often linked to the social impact of your organisation/enterprise, come find out how to make your impact (and your metrics) work for you.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

Crowdfunding for Donations/ Rewards

16:00 – 16:45

Speaker: Catherine Du PlooyBackaBuddy

The crowd is there, but will they listen and more importantly, will they back you and your campaign. This session will give an overview of the phenomenal global growth of donations/rewards based crowdfunding and the top tips for creating and running a successful campaign for your startup.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

What's happening in South Africa's venture capital space?

16:00 – 17:45

Speaker: Brett Commaille, AngelHub Ventures

In this session, Brett will explore the local venture capital landscape, how it is changing and the do’s and don’ts for entrepreneurs looking to access funding

Tracks: INCUBATION – GROWTH

Open networking space

16:00 – 16:45

Top 3 trends in Cape Town tech

16:00 – 16:45

Speaker: Michelle Matthews, Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative

Join this session with Michelle, Cape Innovation and Tech Initiative’s Head of Innovation, to explore the top 3 tech trends in our city – the tech capital of Africa – and the opportunities these present for entrepreneurs.

Tracks: IDEATION-INBUCATION-GROWTH

Storytelling workshop with Young Hustla

16:00 – 16:45

Facilitator: Andile Dube, Young Hustla

Humans have been telling stories for thousands of years, and storytelling is still one of the most important business skills for an entrepreneur to have. A well-told story has the ability to grab your audience’s attention and make them feel invested in your business an in you, and advancements in technology make it easier for you to tell your story in more creative ways, to a wider pool of people. Join this workshop, hosted by Young Hustla’s Andile Dube, to explore your “why” and the art of storytelling.
Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH