Don’t forget to book your seat at the next I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR Summit. Join us on 18 August in East London 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. Become the Ultimate salesperson from Entrepreneur Justin Cohen‘s Pitch to Win masterclass. Learn from Bridge Labs’ Musa Kalenga on how to act like a human but think like a brand. Sharpen your negotiation skills with Campbell Graham of the global leader in negotiation expertise from The Gap Partnership; and discover how to fund your business courtesy of the National Empowerment Fund’s expert, Bongolethu Bacela and Jesse Weinberg from FNB. Entrepreneurs Laduma Ngxokolo and Aisha Pandor 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
08h15 Welcome Andile Khumalo & Akhona Maqwazima
08h30 Pitch to Win Justin Cohen
10h00 Act like a Human, think like a Brand Musa Kalinga: Bridge Labs
11h25 Funding your Business Bongolethu Bacela: NEFJesse Weinberg: FNB
13h40 Negotiation Masterclass Campbell Graham: The Gap Partnership
15h30 ENTREPRENEUR Panel Laduma Ngxokolo: Maxhosa by LadumaAisha Pandor: SweepSouth
16h45 Closing Andile Khumalo & Akhona Maqwazima
Justin Cohen is the author of 4 books and 8 audiobooks. He hosts a CNBC Africa TV show in which he interviews some of the world’s top experts on success. As a leading authority on human potential, with a postgraduate degree in psychology. Justin Cohen speaks and trains in the fields of motivation, sales, customer service and leadership.
Over the past 17 years he has presented in 20 countries, and in virtually every industry, to an average of 8000 people annually. Justin is a certified speaker professional and a Southern African Speaker Hall of Fame inductee.
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..
Bongolethu Bacela is an Investment Professional with over 13 years working experience. He has worked for organisations such as Terra Consulting as a Business Consultant and the South African Revenue Services (SARS) as an Income Tax Auditor. He ventured into the development finance field in 2008 when he started working for Business Partners Ltd an Investment Officer. Three years later, he joined Identity Development Fund Managers (Pty) Ltd where he worked as a Senior Business Development Associate.
Bongolethu is currently employed by the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) as a Regional Manager in the East London office. He joined the NEF in 2012 as a Post Investment Associate and was promoted to Regional Manager in March 2017. He holds a B.Comm Accounting Degree from Rhodes University. Bongolethu also holds a Programme for Management Development Certificate and is currently doing MBA at Gordon Institute Business School.
Jesse Weinberg is the Head of the SME customer segment at FNB Business. He joined the bank in 2010 to launch PayPal as a business product offering to the South African market. Since then he’s enjoyed various transactional banking roles within FNB, including the redesign and implementation of the eBucks for Business Programme in 2012.
Prior to joining FNB, Jesse had jointly founded and managed two successful businesses in the IT and plant hire industries, one of which was later acquired by a listed telecoms company at the time. Jesse holds a Bachelor of Commerce with specialisations in informatics, business management and information systems
Campbell’s career began in hospitality where he owned two successful restaurants. It was during the process of selling his businesses, he first became fascinated with the art and science of negotiation. He took his entrepreneurial spirit to the corporate world, and excelled in both Executive and Director positions, in Supply Chain, Healthcare and Media. He has built and retained many C–Level partnerships and worked across differing cultures, in numerous industries in Africa.
Now the Managing Consultant for Africa with The Gap Partnership, a niche Global Consultancy specialising in Commercial Negotiation. Of all the skills required in business, he believes one skill transcends the rest; Negotiation.
Aisha R. Pandor is co-founder and CEO of SweepSouth, Africa’s first online platform for home cleaning services. One of few black female-led tech startups, SweepSouth is also one of the fastest-growing startups in South Africa, and became the first SA startup to be accepted to the 500 Startups accelerator in Silicon Valley.
Aisha completed her PhD in Human Genetics at the University of Cape Town. She then worked as a management consultant before launching SweepSouth, providing work opportunities for thousands of women.
Aisha was recognized by the World Economic Forum in 2017 as one 6 African female breakthrough innovators.
Laduma Ngxokolo is one of Africa’s finest, most innovative fashion designers, cultural icons and an innovative entrepreneur. He has created a global fashion brand – MAXHOSA BY LADUMA – that has captured the hearts of fashionistas in London, Paris, Milan, New York, Berlin, Amsterdam, Oslo, Cape Town and Johannesburg, where his designs have graced runways and been featured in numerous fashion editorials. He has also hit Japan where his designs are selling well.
Beyoncé raved on social media about MAXHOSA BY LADUMA’s designs, after admiring them at an exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. A first for any South African designer to get exposure from one of the world’s biggest stars.
Laduma holds a Masters in Material Futures from the University of the Arts London: Central Martins School – a world leading centre for Arts and Design.
DATE: Saturday, 18 August 2018
TIME: 07h30 – 17h00
VENUE: East London ICC – Marine Park Complex, 22 Esplanade, Beachfront, East London
Bookings Close: Wednesday, 15 August 2018
For any queries contact:
Sarize Coetzee: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR visit: www.iamanentrepreneur.co.za
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