Don’t forget to book your seat at the next I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR Summit. Join us on 29 September in Makhado, Limpopo and get inspired!
For too long now, aspiring entrepreneurs have believed that all they really need to succeed is funding. The truth is, they need far more than that and that’s why we’re here.
This one day Summit will consist of a mixture of Educational, Skills Development, as well as Entrepreneurial Leadership content led by experts in various fields. Sharpen your leadership skills to grow as an entrepreneur with Bonnke Shipalana. Learn from House of Brave’s Musa Kalenga and Karabo Songoon how to promote your business through marketing; and discover how to fund your business courtesy of the Industrial Development Corporation’s expert, Kgampi Bapela. Local entrepreneurs Kone and Bonolo Sebata will join a panel discussion that seeks to empower entrepreneurs with real-life tools for success.
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!
Andile is the former CIO of MSG Afrika, his group’s subsidiaries include four radio stations, The Communications Firm (PR and Communications) and Quizzical Pictures (a TV and content producer). A Chartered Accountant by profession, Andile’s been an investment banker with Investec Corporate Finance, a member of the Takeover Regulations Panel and is a member of the FSB’s Directorate of Market Abuse. He’s the founder of www.iamanentrepreneur.co.za, an online platform seeking to galvanize South Africans into a nation of entrepreneurs and speaks internationally on entrepreneurship and its potential to build stronger developing economies.
TIME AGENDA EXPERTS & GUEST ENTREPRENEURS
09h00 Welcome Andile Khumalo
09h30 The Power of 1 Bonnke Shipalana
11h15 Funding your Business Kgampi Bapela: Industrial Development Corporation
13h30 Marketing Your Business Musa Kalenga & Karabo Songo: House of Brave
15h30 ENTREPRENEUR Panel Kone & Bonolo Sebata: Kone Village
16h45 Closing Andile Khumalo
In 2008 Bonnke Shipalana became the CEO and Shareholder of The Communications Firm, a leading integrated marketing and communications solutions agency.
Bonnke holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He has over 10 years’ experience in strategic marketing, brand management, reputation management, trade and sales operation, innovation and new product development. From 2001 till 2005, Bonnke was Brand Manager and Consumer Relations Manager at SABMiller.
In 2006 he joined PepsiCo as Sub-Sahara Brand Manager, responsible for the marketing and distribution of all PepsiCo beverage brands, reporting to head office in Dubai. A year later, Bonnke joined Cell C as a Marketing Manager responsible for managing their biggest consumer segment, the Main Market. Bonnke led the team that launched the “Hola 7” starter-pack, which revolutionized the cellular industry.
Kgampi Bapela is a Regional Manager Limpopo at (IDC) The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa. Driving the IDC’s expansion in Limpopo, Kgampi is responsible for the overall management of the IDC Limpopo Regional office, business development, marketing and relationship management with clients including key stakeholders, driving IDC expansion in Limpopo Province.
Between 2014-2018 the IDC Limpopo has facilitated over R11 billion investment in the Limpopo province; ranging from Agro-processing, chemicals, Tourism, industrial infrastructure and mining.
Musa Kalenga is an enthusiastic entrepreneur who is passionate about using technology to empower the digitally invisible.
As CEO and Founder of Bridge Labs, Musa addresses the problem of gaining access to appropriate online tools for entrepreneurs and Small to Medium Businesses (SMB’s) by building mobile platforms to support growth in emerging markets. He also holds the position of Chief Future Officer at House of Brave, a creative advertising agency.
As a respected thought leader in the marketing industry, Musa advises on digital marketing strategy for businesses with his Marketing in a Digital World Executive Programme..
Karabo Songo is the Group CEO of House of Brave, a full-service creative agency based in Johannesburg that solve marketing challenges by creating brave spaces for brands to live in and grow.
Karabo is a qualified Brand Specialist & Serial Marketing Entrepreneur with business interests that focus on the advertising and marketing industry. His passion is to build innovative marketing businesses & brands within Africa and grow entities into profitable assets for shareholders.
An expert in thought leadership, Karabo sits on various industry boards incl. ACASA & IAB SA. He has also been recognized by several organizations through various business nominations and awards.
Kone Sebata is a Limpopo-born businessman with 29 years of experience, emanating from his career as a Production Manager at Old Mutual and as Financial Advisor at Standard Bank.
Kone’s vast experience in Project Management and Financial Advisory within the construction and property industry, lead to him establishing Kone Village, a Boutique Lodge in the deep rural village of Ha-Ramantsha, Makhado. Kone is a treasurer of the Vhembe Tourism Board and a board member at SHRA (Social Housing Regulatory Authority).
Bonolo Sebata is the founder and co-owner of Imogene Consulting and Projects. She founded the company after leaving her job as a Forex Consultant at Standard Bank. Bonolo has worked on numerous CIDB level 6 renovation and construction projects.
One of her key milestones as an entrepreneur is the establishment of award-winning Kone Village Boutique Lodge with her husband, Kone Sebata, in the forgotten dusty village of Ha-Ramantsha, Makhado. The lodge has won awards and the status of a four star. Her role at Kone Village is to ensure the lodge maintains good governance and sound financial stance.
DATE: Saturday, 29 September 2018
TIME: 08h00 – 17h00
VENUE: Kone Village – Plot 1450 Ha-Ramantsha, Makhado, Limpopo
Bookings Close: Wednesday, 26 September 2018
For any queries contact:
Sarize Coetzee: [email protected]
For more information on I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR visit: www.iamanentrepreneur.co.za
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