3 days of facilitated intros to all the right people, workshops, context-gathering and of course epic wine tours & sights
17 - 19 April 2023
IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Includes: 4-star hotel accommodation, all meals, all local transport, all business and social events, co-working space
Excludes: flights to South Africa
Day 1 Starts in:
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Highlights / Activities
Meet & Greet
Beach & Braai
Enter the African Market
Learn how to leverage the cost differential of human resourcing.
Facilitated intros to our favourite SA-based service providers, prospective employees, and anyone in our network
Understand the nuances of African culture and the practicalities of law, tax, BEE and other logistics
We Click with Africa
Access to a Large, Growing Market: Africa is the world’s second-largest and second most-populous continent with over 1.2 billion people and a growing middle class. This makes it an attractive market for entrepreneurs seeking to start a business.
Starts 08:30 South Africa time on 17 April 2023
Optional social events
- Watch the 2Oceans Marathon (Saturday)
- Hike Table Mountain (or take the cable car) (Sunday)
Meet & greet at the Colosseum Luxury Hotel
- Check-in to hotel
- Breakfast at Mozambik restaurant
- Meet the organisers, sponsors & partners
Workshop: Getting Started in Africa
- Introduction to operating in Africa
- Ask-Me-Anything Panel
Franschhoek Wine Tram (networking + wine + mountains)
20+ must-know people in attendance (we'll introduce you to all of them)
- Group transport to Franschhoek
- Wine tram experience through Cape Winelands (includes 4 wine tasting experiences at 4 estates)
- Lunch at a wine farm
- Network with the most knowledgeable people we know from around Africa, drink wine and be merry!
with 10 min primers from 3 people who have built successful businesses across both Africa and Europe
Transport to Akro Coworking
Contextualising Africa - Culture, People & Business
Marketing into Africa
Cape Town city centre
Talent & Hiring in Africa/SA
Supper & drinks on the beach:
In Camps Bay
(joined by some friendly software engineers, salespeople and recruiters)
Transport to the Amy Foundation
BEE, Legal, Tax and Logistics of Business in Africa
(joined by VCs and startup community stars)
at Die Strandloper
EXCURSION ENDS 16h00 on 19 April
Lower your cost of operations, understand the nuances of doing business in Africa and get facilitated introductions to the people you need to make it happen for your business in The Last Frontier.
Some people we'll introduce you to:
Published Author | Speaker | Tech Leader
Cloud Accounting Expert
Founded Iridium Business Solutions in 2013,
I am the Managing Director and provide oversight on the People/HR side of the business and the finances.
Country Officer & Equity Expert at PROPARCO
Entrepreneur and Investor
Director at O'Reilly Law
Founded Iridium Business Solutions in 2013, I am the Managing Director and provide oversight on the People/HR side of the business and the finances.
Pieter Strydom CA (SA)
Head of Product at Makosi
I'm a technologist that's passionate about building product people want and love. I have made it my mission to do this throughout my career in entrepreneurship and product management.
Co-founder at Kintro
Jason was formerly the CEO and co-founder at EduOne, a company operating South Africa's largest career guidance platform, with some 3 million users, and which ranked among Fast Company's Top 25 Most Innovative companies in South Africa. Jason now runs Kintro.co.
CEO at SA SME Fund
Ketso Gordhan is the CEO of the SA SME Fund, the largest institutional investor in Venture Capital in South Africa. Having invested in existing VC funds, the SA SME Fund has additionally launched 4 new venture capital firms covering, BioTech, Hardware and Engineering, IP Commercialisation and Digital Innovation. Previously Ketso has held executive positions in Government, Corporate and Private Equity.
Founder & CTO at Brave Orbit
Whitney founded Brave Orbit, a software development agency with experience and a track record of successfully managing technical teams and delivering exceptional software products for new ventures. She has worked throughout Africa, Europe and North America, and has a particular interest in EdTech.
Managing Partner at Launch Africa Ventures
Zach is the Managing Partner at Launch Africa Ventures - Africa's most prominent and active early-stage VC Fund with a portfolio of 130+ tech ventures across 20+ countries. He is also the Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Startupbootcamp AfriTech – a multi-corporate backed venture accelerator program in Africa.
CTO, Software Engineering Executive
Dylan is an experienced software professional. He has lead engineering teams at some of Africa's biggest banks including FNB and ABSA, and served as CTO and Product Architect at education technology startup EduOne as well as at Zen Alpha Lava Capital.
Dr Sumarie Roodt
CEO at NOOSi Health
Dr Roodt is the Founder & CEO at NOOSi Health, and in-home care platform. A National Research Foundation (NRF) rated researcher, she also serves on the NRF panel for Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics and ICT, and serves as co-chair at the Silicon Cape Initiative.
Partner, Entrepreneur Traction & Director, Uprise.Africa
Vuyisa Qabaka is a Partner at Pan African innovation firm, HYBR Group, a trustee at Groote Schuur Hospital Trust and co-founder at equity crowdfunding platform Uprise.Africa. A qualified lean start-up trainer, start-up and small business advisor, investor and capital fundraiser.
Global speaker, author and investor
Vusi is a global business leader, speaker, author and investor. He was one of the youngest ever directors of a public company. By 25 he ran a R400m division of a corporate conglomerate. He is the CEO of MyGrowthFund Venture Partners and NE Chairman at the Silicon Cape Initiative, among numerous NED roles.
Founder at Excel@Uni
Lungelo founded and runs Excel@Uni, a student support services company that serves beneficiaries of some of South Africa's biggest scholarship programs. Lungelo is also an MBA and a Lecturer at UCT Graduate School of Business, and a Harambe Entrepreneurship Alliance Fellow.
Accommodation : Colosseum Luxury Hotel
The Colosseum Luxury Hotel promises its guests a polished stay and a taste of slick uptown life, with all the facilities and extras you need.