Roundtable Durban(11/4/2019)

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One of the major roles for SABTIA is thought leadership and making inputs into policy formulation. This needs effective engagement and facilitation amongst all key role players. We propose that we implement this through a series of Roundtable discussions.

The key objectives of the SABTIA Roundtable discussions are for the following purpose:

To create a platform for policymakers and practitioners to engage on points of mutual and industry importance;

To understand the different viewpoints of these points from a neutral perspective and approach of mutual respect and;

To make necessary inputs and suggestions to Policy Makers and get feedback from Stakeholders on draft policy recommendations.

Who should attend:

Government and public sector key stakeholders

Procurement, transformation and ESD departments.

Incubator and Accelerators hubs, in the private and public sector.

The Roundtable discussion will take place in 1 day per region for over 4 hours.

We will address the fundamental issues facing the industry. The primary issues may be as follows, but not limited to:

How do we in the South African Context, define Incubators and Accelerators?

What are the different types of business models of Incubators and accelerators that we have in South Africa?

What is the impact of incubators/accelerators? How do we measure their impact?

Given South Africa’s economic challenges, how can incubation and acceleration make a more meaningful contribution?

Our discussions will provide an in-depth understanding of business incubation and acceleration hubs: what they are, what they represent, how they should be structured and what kind of services they should be delivering to entrepreneurs.  Each segment of the incubation service value chain will be looked at in detail, along with dynamic testimonials from some of the network’s best practice examples.

Roundtable Johannesburg(4/4/2019)

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One of the major roles for SABTIA is thought leadership and making inputs into policy formulation. This needs effective engagement and facilitation amongst all key role players. We propose that we implement this through a series of Roundtable discussions.

The key objectives of the SABTIA Roundtable discussions are for the following purpose:

To create a platform for policymakers and practitioners to engage on points of mutual and industry importance;

To understand the different viewpoints of these points from a neutral perspective and approach of mutual respect and;

To make necessary inputs and suggestions to Policy Makers and get feedback from Stakeholders on draft policy recommendations.

Who should attend:

Government and public sector key stakeholders

Procurement, transformation and ESD departments.

Incubator and Accelerators hubs, in the private and public sector.

The Roundtable discussion will take place in 1 day per region for over 4 hours.

We will address the fundamental issues facing the industry. The primary issues may be as follows, but not limited to:

How do we in the South African Context, define Incubators and Accelerators?

What are the different types of business models of Incubators and accelerators that we have in South Africa?

What is the impact of incubators/accelerators? How do we measure their impact?

Given South Africa’s economic challenges, how can incubation and acceleration make a more meaningful contribution?

Our discussions will provide an in-depth understanding of business incubation and acceleration hubs: what they are, what they represent, how they should be structured and what kind of services they should be delivering to entrepreneurs.  Each segment of the incubation service value chain will be looked at in detail, along with dynamic testimonials from some of the network’s best practice examples.

Roundtable Cape Town(3/4/2019)

RSVP HERE:

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One of the major roles for SABTIA is thought leadership and making inputs into policy formulation. This needs effective engagement and facilitation amongst all key role players. We propose that we implement this through a series of Roundtable discussions.

The key objectives of the SABTIA Roundtable discussions are for the following purpose:

To create a platform for policymakers and practitioners to engage on points of mutual and industry importance;

To understand the different viewpoints of these points from a neutral perspective and approach of mutual respect and;

To make necessary inputs and suggestions to Policy Makers and get feedback from Stakeholders on draft policy recommendations.

Who should attend:

Government and public sector key stakeholders

Procurement, transformation and ESD departments.

Incubator and Accelerators hubs, in the private and public sector.

The Roundtable discussion will take place in 1 day per region for over 4 hours.

We will address the fundamental issues facing the industry. The primary issues may be as follows, but not limited to:

How do we in the South African Context, define Incubators and Accelerators?

What are the different types of business models of Incubators and accelerators that we have in South Africa?

What is the impact of incubators/accelerators? How do we measure their impact?

Given South Africa’s economic challenges, how can incubation and acceleration make a more meaningful contribution?

Our discussions will provide an in-depth understanding of business incubation and acceleration hubs: what they are, what they represent, how they should be structured and what kind of services they should be delivering to entrepreneurs.  Each segment of the incubation service value chain will be looked at in detail, along with dynamic testimonials from some of the network’s best practice examples.

Incubation Series 5: Access to funding

Access to Finance (JHB)

Entrepreneurs need capital to seed and grow. However, accessing capital is not the simplest thing. Whether securing public grants and loans, pitching for private equity or venturing the world of alternative finance is a matter of opportunity, choice and pertinence.

This three-day training will highlight all the available sources of funding per incubation phase and will provide insights on the what and the how of specific funding opportunities. Trainees will learn when and how to facilitate governmental funding versus business angel investment, when and how to facilitate access to bank loans or whether to endure in setting up a crowdfunding campaign. Participants will learn what it takes to support a company in becoming ready for investment.

Trainers:

– Oliver Gajda, ECN, Europe

Internationalization support (CPT)

Preparing a company to go international is part of the “expansion” services that are delivered by an incubator. In doing so, on one side it needs to prepare the company for taking off smartly and wisely, on the other hand, it needs a range of trusted connections that enable the companies to pursue opportunities abroad.

This 2-day training course will explore internationalization support on all sides. On day 1, the trainer will conduct the participants through the best methods and tools to support a company to “get ready” to internationalize and to take off wisely, while on day 2, SABTIA will go through all the possibilities it has opened with other international networks and will explain how to gain access to them.

Internationalization support (JHB)

Preparing a company to go international is part of the “expansion” services that are delivered by an incubator. In doing so, on one side it needs to prepare the company for taking off smartly and wisely, on the other hand, it needs a range of trusted connections that enable the companies to pursue opportunities abroad.

This 2-day training course will explore internationalization support on all sides. On day 1, the trainer will conduct the participants through the best methods and tools to support a company to “get ready” to internationalize and to take off wisely, while on day 2, SABTIA will go through all the possibilities it has opened with other international networks and will explain how to gain access to them.

Incubation in practice (CPT)

Supporting start-ups to survive the “valley of death” is a difficult task, one that requires great capacities to read within the companies needs and that requires any incubator practitioner to be as creative as she/he can possibly be. During these years, anything can go wrong and there is a need to guide the entrepreneurs into minimizing risks and leveraging on opportunities. However, it is proven, that around 87% of the companies that go through a sound incubation program are still in business after their first three years. Therefore sound incubation programs make a difference!

This 2-day training course will support your incubator to set up in place an up-to-standards incubation program, analysing the services needed during the incubation phase of a startup and supporting you to prioritize for the set-up of your own world-class incubation program.

Incubation in practice (JHB)

Supporting start-ups to survive the “valley of death” is a difficult task, one that requires great capacities to read within the companies needs and that requires any incubator practitioner to be as creative as she/he can possibly be. During these years, anything can go wrong and there is a need to guide the entrepreneurs into minimizing risks and leveraging on opportunities. However, it is proven, that around 87% of the companies that go through a sound incubation program are still in business after their first three years. Therefore sound incubation programs make a difference!

This 2-day training course will support your incubator to set up in place an up-to-standards incubation program, analysing the services needed during the incubation phase of a startup and supporting you to prioritize for the set-up of your own world-class incubation program.

Working with your Ecosystem (CPT)

The economic growth of a region depends in no small part on the ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship. While it is essential that the ecosystem nourish the local entrepreneurial community and the innovators that will enable growth to happen, it is also true that every region, every local territory and every reality has its own peculiarities. Entrepreneurship responds to the conditions where it is embedded, and these vary greatly from place to place and from time to time. Getting it right is not easy, and managing the process where local stakeholders agree on a common vision is also complex.

In this 2-day workshop, which combines elements of both training and technical assistance, local actors, institutions and players from the public and private sectors of a local territorial ecosystem will work jointly to understand how to best establish and run entrepreneurial support services in their local context. Through an analysis of the needs of the local entrepreneurs and by adapting the business-support-service value chain, the workshop will forge among the participants a shared vision of the territory and a common understanding of who should be doing what, how to get there, and with what resources.

Trainers:

– Giordano Dichter, H&D Partners, Belgium

– Zaid Mohidin, New Generation Mindset, South Africa

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Agenda Calendar
Apr
3
Wed
2019
Roundtable Cape Town(3/4/2019) @ Cape Town
Apr 3 all-day
Apr
4
Thu
2019
Roundtable Johannesburg(4/4/2019) @ Johannesburg
Apr 4 all-day
Apr
11
Thu
2019
Roundtable Durban(11/4/2019) @ Durban
Apr 11 all-day
Apr
23
Tue
2019
Working with your Ecosystem (JHB)
Apr 23 – Apr 24 all-day
Apr
25
Thu
2019
Working with your Ecosystem (CPT)
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day
May
6
Mon
2019
Incubation Essentials(JHB)
May 6 – May 7 all-day
May
9
Thu
2019
Incubation Essentials(CPT)
May 9 – May 10 all-day
May
14
Tue
2019
Incubation in practice (JHB)
May 14 – May 15 all-day
May
16
Thu
2019
Incubation in practice (CPT)
May 16 – May 17 all-day
Jun
25
Tue
2019
Incubation Series 5: Access to funding
Jun 25 – Jun 27 all-day