A widespread array of unique solution driven exhibits – all focused on supporting township entrepreneurship and business. This business expo will be widely advertised to attract as many customers to do business with township businesses. The business expo will feature three panel discussion sessions per day for entrepreneurs to engage with stakeholders in the entrepreneurship, investor and small business space.
Key events taking place at GTEB Week
THE ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT EXPO
An expo of leading businesses from various townships in Gauteng who want to access new markets, gain greater exposure and potential investments, partner- ships and who are serious about doingbusiness with a large quality base of aspiring enterprise development companies and agencies.
THE FUNDING CONVENTION
Access to Finance Indaba is aimed at unravelling the complexity of accessing finance for small businesses in the townships – designed to encourage SMEs to think about different strategies of fundraising for their business.
GOVERNMENT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to be part of this discussion on how to do business with government and the requirements to do so. Various government procurement representatives and supply chain officials from state entities and government will unpack ways to effectively tender and compliance requirements
GREAT LESSONS FROM GREAT ENTREPRENEURS
This cocktail session will feature great entrepreneurs who will share their journey, the challenges they faced in building their business and the great lessons learned.This session offers a great opportunity for entrepreneurs to be motivated, inspired and interact directly with great entrepreneurs they would normally never get an opportunity to meet.. This opportunity will be a great opportunity for start-ups and people with business ideas to pitch and receive funding and also receive a business partner who has credible record within business.
INNOVATION FUNDING SESSION
The growth of technology cannot be ignored and will play a vital role in the advancement of the township economy. The funding of township innovation is crucial and this session will be part of the funding convention
Enjoy music, poetry, food stalls and a lifestyle expo on the last couple of days of the Global Entrepreneurship Week. This will showcase the success stories such as Sakhumzi Restaurant and also promoting other lifestyle businesses with the township. This is will also be a wonderful opportunity for businessmen and women to network in a calm and joyful environment.
SABEF seeks to facilitate entry of emerging entrepreneurs into prominent sectors of the mainstream economy, through access to markets, networking, lobbying and advocacy
> ASPIRING BUSINESS OWNERS AND POTENTIAL FRANCHISEES
Individuals from all over Gauteng who want to taste cuisines from the township restaurants/chisa nyamas and experience business services from various town- ship businesses, fashion from the township all invited. Franchises who want to set up their franchises in the townships are also invited to also network with poten- tial franchises.
> SME BUSINESS OWNERS
SME decision makers and entrepreneurs from all the Gauteng townships seeking solutions to build their busi- nesses will also be there
> TOWNSHIP BUSINESS START-UPS
A widespread array of unique solution driven exhibits – all focused on future and start-up township businesses.
> SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
> CORPORATE COMPANIES AIMING TO REACH THEIR BEE PROCUREMENT & ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT TARGET
> INCUBATION COMPANIES LOOKING FOR EXCIT- ING COMPANIES TO INCUBATE