JOHANNESBURG PROGRAMME

DAY ONE

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Please arrive for registration at 9! 

Welcome!

10:00 – 10:45

ROOM 1

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

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

11:00 – 12:45

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

Getting ready for funding

11:00 – 11:45

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 – 12:45

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

Legal structures for social enterprises

11:00 – 11:45

Speaker: Tine Fisker Henriksen, Bertha Centre

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

Lessons learned in the (social) business of music

11:00 – 11:45

Speaker:  Sibusiso Nyamakazi, Philippi Music Project

Join Sibusiso as he shares his journey and the lessons learned along the way while building a social enterprise that offers infrastructure and training for musicians in Cape Town’s townships.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION

Financial modeling 101 CONTINUED...

– 12:45

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

You space to network

– 12.45

Join in!

Raising money from the crowd: A session on crowdfunding

12:00 – 12:45

Speaker: Patrick Schofield, BackaBuddy and Thundafund

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

Les us surprise you!

12:00 – 12:45

Speaker: TBA

LUNCH

ROOM 1

ROOM 2

LAB

ROOM 3

ROOM 4

Who are South Africa's angel investors and what are they looking for?

14:00 – 14:45

Speaker: Abu Cassim, Ground Flr and Jozi Angels 

Who are the angel investors in South Africa? What are they looking for? How do I find and approach them? Join this session for a practical introduction to angel investing.

Tracks: INCUBATION – GROWTH

Getting ready for funding

14:00 – 14:45

Speaker: Mzingaye Kahla, Shanduka Black Umbrellas

In this session, Mzingaye – Regional Director of SBU – will help you determine whether your business is ready to secure external funding and, if not, what steps it needs to take to get to a point where it can secure funding. 

Tracks: INCUBATION – GROWTH

Your space to network

14:00 – 15:45

Use this space to take a break and connect with other entrepreneurs!

How to develop a viable business model

14:00 – 14:45

Speaker: Teresiah Simelane, The Innovation Hub

In this session, Teresiah will discuss how to go about designing and developing a viable business model, using examples from businesses who have been through The Innovation Hub programmes.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION 

Convincing your first investor - lessons from a social investor

14:00 – 14:45

Speaker: Anthony Hall, Social Investment Africa 

Ant will share his experiences with early stage enterprises and give 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 

Raising investment from the crowd: A session on crowdinvestment

15:00 – 15:45

Speaker: Vuyisa Qabaka, 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

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

15:00 – 16:45

Speaker: Lusapho Njenge, Small Enterprise Development Agency (seda). Don Mashele, Small Enterprise Finance Agency (sefa). 

In this session, you’ll be introduced to the local government funding options for small businesses. A panel of government funders will introduce their funds and how to best approach them… with plenty of time for questions!

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

Networking space CONTINUED...

– 15:45

What's the business of a social business?

15:00 – 15:45

Speaker: Kerryn Krige, Network for Social Entrepreneurs at GIBS

This session introduces us to the stories of the new breed of social entrepreneurs working to solve social ills in SA. It is sure to leave you inspired so join Kerryn Krige, co-author of the book “The Disruptors – Social Entrepreneurs Reinventing Business and Society”, as she outlines the landscape of social entrepreneurship in SA.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

Ideation and incubation seed funding: Who/what/where... How?

15:00 – 15:45

Speaker: Edwell Gumbo, City of Joburg

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 

Negotating with an investor: an overview of Structuring & Negotiating Term Sheets

16:00 – 16:45

Speaker: Kevin Blignaut, Edge Growth 

Term sheets de-mystified! The session will include a brief overview of the most common terms used in Preferred Equity term sheet. Key terms will be explained with an emphasis on how these terms would be negotiated to be either considered as either investor or entrepreneur favourable.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

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

– 16:45

Your space to network

16:00 – 16:45

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

Building a strong pipeline

16:00 – 16:45

Speaker: Gavin Weale, Livity Africa

Award-winning social entrepreneur and founder of Livity Africa, Gavin Weale, will share practical tips on how social enterprises can approach developing and converting leads and opportunities with clients or funders, to ensure healthy income streams.

Tracks: IDEATION – INCUBATION – GROWTH

Demystifying the Supply Chain

16:00 – 16:45

Speaker: Elmarie Goosen, Fetola 

Get supply chain-ready! In this session, Elmarie shares the principles and Best Practice to engage with Corporates, and practical guidance on how to build relationships with Corporate clients.

Tracks: INCUBATION – GROWTH