Working with your Ecosystem (JHB)

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

Setting up a Pre-Incubation Programme(CPT)

Incubators need to produce a positive impact. No matter whether they are oriented towards local economic development and aim therefore to create stable jobs, or they are oriented towards high-growth and aim therefore at high profitability through disruptive innovation, they all need to produce a positive impact. Therefore lead-generation of becomes a necessary action that all incubators must endure in, either themselves by putting in place actions to attract innovators and/or entrepreneurs, or through other ecosystem players.

Stimulating the entrepreneurial community of your territory becomes a necessary activity if you want to reach maximum impact, one that too often is disregarded as superfluous and unnecessary, leading therefore to inefficiencies and poor impact.

But then, incubators need to select those ideas that really have a chance to succeed. Therefore, stimulating is just the first step, then there is a need for providing support for any entrepreneur to actually prove the business case. In short, incubators will need to set up a pre-incubation program that efficiently helps would-be entrepreneurs to validate their ideas.

This 2-day training session will therefore explore the various possibilities and methods of stimulating the potential entrepreneurs of your region to actually think entrepreneurially and to engage with the incubator in developing ideas, opportunities and businesses, and will provide methodologies and tools that can be used by coaches and staff members of incubators in developing a sound pipeline.

Setting up a Pre-Incubation Programme(JHB)

Incubators need to produce a positive impact. No matter whether they are oriented towards local economic development and aim therefore to create stable jobs, or they are oriented towards high-growth and aim therefore at high profitability through disruptive innovation, they all need to produce a positive impact. Therefore lead-generation of becomes a necessary action that all incubators must endure in, either themselves by putting in place actions to attract innovators and/or entrepreneurs, or through other ecosystem players.

Stimulating the entrepreneurial community of your territory becomes a necessary activity if you want to reach maximum impact, one that too often is disregarded as superfluous and unnecessary, leading therefore to inefficiencies and poor impact.

But then, incubators need to select those ideas that really have a chance to succeed. Therefore, stimulating is just the first step, then there is a need for providing support for any entrepreneur to actually prove the business case. In short, incubators will need to set up a pre-incubation program that efficiently helps would-be entrepreneurs to validate their ideas.

This 2-day training session will therefore explore the various possibilities and methods of stimulating the potential entrepreneurs of your region to actually think entrepreneurially and to engage with the incubator in developing ideas, opportunities and businesses, and will provide methodologies and tools that can be used by coaches and staff members of incubators in developing a sound pipeline.

Incubation Essentials(JHB)

The “Incubation Essentials” training is targeted to whoever is new in the industry and needs to be quickly updated on what incubation really means! Whether you are setting up a new incubator or you are freshly up to a new job within an incubator, this training will help you navigate within the industry.

Supporting entrepreneurs in the start-up phase and then delivering proper services during the first years of the life of an enterprise is no easy feat and certainly not one to be taken lightly. If you are a coach, you will be working with real people, people who will share their visions and dreams with you. Incubators, innovation centres and entrepreneurship centres are among the places where constant support is provided. However, the services they provide vary according to the type of entrepreneur and the type of companies that are being set-up, and according to the overall ecosystem where these organizations are embedded.

This 2-day training module, intended for newcomers to the business support industry, will take participants through the basics of business incubation, from entrepreneurship stimulation to pre-incubation and acceleration, from incubation to the establishment of specific growth services.

Coupled with the practitioner’s testimonials, the trainer will take the participants through the innovation-based incubation journey, analysing the fundamental elements of a sound incubation and acceleration process.

Trainers:

>>Giordano Dichter, H&D Partners, Belgium

>>Zaid Mohidin, New Generation Mindset, South Africa

Incubation Essentials(CPT)

The “Incubation Essentials” training is targeted to whoever is new in the industry and needs to be quickly updated on what incubation really means! Whether you are setting up a new incubator or you are freshly up to a new job within an incubator, this training will help you navigate within the industry.

Supporting entrepreneurs in the start-up phase and then delivering proper services during the first years of the life of an enterprise is no easy feat and certainly not one to be taken lightly. If you are a coach, you will be working with real people, people who will share their visions and dreams with you. Incubators, innovation centres and entrepreneurship centres are among the places where constant support is provided. However, the services they provide vary according to the type of entrepreneur and the type of companies that are being set-up, and according to the overall ecosystem where these organizations are embedded.

This 2-day training module, intended for newcomers to the business support industry, will take participants through the basics of business incubation, from entrepreneurship stimulation to pre-incubation and acceleration, from incubation to the establishment of specific growth services.

Coupled with the practitioner’s testimonials, the trainer will take the participants through the innovation-based incubation journey, analysing the fundamental elements of a sound incubation and acceleration process.

Trainers:

>>Giordano Dichter, H&D Partners, Belgium

>>Zaid Mohidin, New Generation Mindset, South Africa

SABTIA Africa Tech-Camp 2018

Embrace the fourth industrial revolution

Join SABTIA for the 1st Annual Africa TechCamp, hosted in partnership with Monash SA, on 25 and 26 September 2018.

Industry 4.0 will have an impact on the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports innovation and incubation. Be part of SABTIA’s Africa TechCamp and be exposed to a broader understanding of the future of incubation programmes and government and private sector SMME development and innovation initiatives.  International and local industry experts will guide industry role players on global developments, innovative techniques and methodologies that can reshape and revolutionise existing models to better support SMME development programmes, entrepreneurial ventures and prepare our workforce to be innovative and remain relevant.

SABTIA/InBIA GLOBAL COLLABORATION

RELAUNCH OF THE SOUTHERN AFRICA BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY INCUBATION ASSOCIATION

SABTIA in conjunction with The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) and the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD), requests the honour of your gracious presence as well as offer a Message of Support, to officially relaunch SABTIA.

With the industry entering a new cycle we see more and more countries not only consolidating their ecosystems but more importantly, ensuring that appropriate local models are developed in alignment with global standards. The push to cross-pollinate and to collaborate and develop effective ecosystems – with best practices and standards –  is fast becoming a priority.

In response to the above, SABTIA has been mandated and reformed to fulfil this role.

This prestigious event aims to provide advocacy for the consolidation of South Africa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialisation Colloquium

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and the Companies for Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) cordially invite you to attend the Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialisation Colloquium.

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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