DURBAN PROGRAMME

DAY TWO

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ROOM 1

LAB

ROOM 2

ROOM 3

Networking space

09:00 – 09:45

Your space to network

09:00 – 9:45

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

Telling your business' story

09:00 – 09:45

Speaker: Andrea Warriner, African Management Initiative

This session will explore the critical points you need to touch on when sharing your organisation’s model and purpose with others. We’ll consider the questions partners, investors and even potential employees could ask when you explain what you do – and how you can use both facts and emotion to convince them of your credibility and potential.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

Proactive Bootstrapping as a Business/Funding Strategy (double session)

09:00 – 10:45

Speaker: Ntuthuko Zwane, HMZ Capital

In this session, Ntuthuko will introduce the difference between Funding and Finance and deepen understanding through a workshopped experience. We will look at the 4 different ways you can fund your business; tactics and strategies to bring them to life; and share successful case studies.

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: INCUBATION – GROWTH

Innovative finance lab

10:00 – 11:45

Faciliators: UCT Bertha Centre

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

Crowdfunding for Investment (equity for early and growth stage businesses)

10:00 – 10:45

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

Proactive Bootstrapping as a Business/ Funding Strategy CONTINUED...

– 10:45

Financial modeling 101 CONTINUED...

– 11:45

Innovative finance lab CONTINUED...

– 11:45

What kind of international support is available for South African social enterprises?

11:00 – 11:45

Speaker: Andrea Warriner, African Management Initiative

This session will take a look at the key trends around social entrepreneurship globally, diving into where innovation is happening and how the conversation around social entrepreneurship is evolving. We’ll also explore what work is being done globally to support social entrepreneurs and their businesses, and how you can potentially tap into sources of support outside of your own country.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

Vision Board: Manifest Your Dream Business & Life

11:00 – 11:45

Speaker: Kim Knight,  Kim Knight Entrepreneur Coaching

As an entrepreneur, you probably often feel overwhelmed. One thing is undeniably true: That which we focus on we attract more of. This isn’t some airy-fairy make-believe, either. We’ve known for decades that daydreams have power, and that purposeful visualization is the key to greater success in every area of life. Let’s discover how a vision board can be an instant reminder of why you’re working so hard now, and what you stand to gain from it.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

LUNCH

ROOM 1

LAB

ROOM 3

ROOM 4

How to apply a design thinking approach to your business/ funding strategy

13:00 – 13:45

Speaker: Nkululeku Mthembu, Durban Hub 

Design Thinking is a methodology used by designers to solve complex problems, and find desirable solutions for clients. With angels, VC’s and other funding agents as your potential clients and partners, how can one through iteration and humanism solve their problems of finding bankable startups and inspiring founders?

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

Design the perfect social enterprise fund (double 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: IDEATON-INCUBATION-GROWTH

Crowdfunding for donations/ rewards

13:00 – 13:45

Speaker: Patrick Schofield, Thundafund, BackaBuddy and Uprise Africa

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 tipc for creating and running a successful campaign for your startup.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION

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

13:00 – 14:45

Speaker: Elvis Sekhaolelo, 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

Investor Insights

14:00 – 14:45

Speaker: Gavin Reardon, Kingson Capital

Who are the equity investors? What are they looking for? How do you approach them? In this session, Gavin will give an overview of the investors interested in early stage entrepreneurs, introducing Kingson Capital, and how to go about applying for these types of investments.


Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH 

Design the perfect social enterprise fund CONTINUED...

– 14:45

Open networking space

14:00- 14:45

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

– 14:45

Peer nominations, pitches and party!

15:00 – 17:00

ROOM 3

Join this final session to share your business or hear from other entrepreneurs in a quick 60 second pitch to your peers.

And join us for a drink and some final networkings before we wrap up 2017’s Do-ference!