67CEO's Global Entrepreneurship Week - Sandton

Monday, 29 October 2018

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City: Sandton, Gauteng
Offer type: Offer


Contact name Sinethemba
Phone 0633795216

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With the National Development Plan (NDP) estimating that SMMEs will generate a whopping 90% of the 11 million new jobs expected to be created in South Africa by 2030, the rate of established businesses currently sits at a low 2.2%, with a high unemployment rate marked at 26, 7%, remaining unchanged throughout the first quarter of 2018 as compared to the last quarter of 2017.
The ‘triple challenges’ often referred to, when addressing the high levels of poverty, inequality and unemployment (non-inclusive economic growth), which have been classified as major features of many developing countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa; the time to actively and intentionally advance inclusive ecosystems could not have come any sooner, especially when looking at enterprise development level, which we need, in order to fast-track the development and establishment of SMMEs and entrepreneurs that can create much need jobs.

The 67CEOs Foundation will host its second edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Week programme, themed, “Advancing Inclusive Ecosystems” which is free and open to the public. The organisation, which provides mentorship and impactful entrepreneurship workshops to newly established industrialists and SMMEs in partnership with CEOs and seasoned entrepreneurs who volunteer their skills in service to inspire, mentor, coach and teach, will hold events as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week from 11-16 November 2018. The annual programme will engage in impact focused entrepreneurial activities and connect SMMEs to potential collaborators, mentors, policy makers and even investors.
“Quotes by Sam Apata” (state why you are doing this and what outcomes you want to achieve).

Headed by Sam Apata is, the 67 CEOs Foundation, an independent South African registered non-profit organisation that hosts GEW initiatives on an annual basis and in partnership with sponsors, Exxaro Resources, will host over 500 SMMEs during the GEW 2018 daily at Workshop 17, 138 West Street, Sandton from 9:00am - 3:00pm.
“Exxaro Resources CEO quote” (why is Exxaro passionate about this, how long they have been supporting you? And plans about the future of the event)

Global Entrepreneurship Week, host workshops, seminars, pitching sessions, speed mentoring and demo day. CEOs/mentors/facilitators will participate in panel discussions and lead relevant workshops focusing on advancing inclusive ecosystem that encourage entrepreneurship and job creation in South Africa.
With the support of corporate entities to deliver its mandate to advance inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems and increased economic inclusion while expanding financial and human capital for SMMEs; 67 CEOs prides itself in creating avenues that seek to support, carry and advance ecosystems for budding entrepreneurs that continue to face systemic barriers to economic empowerment and independence.
“Quote by Sam Apata (what can people expect and why must they come)

Recognised by GEN Africa, the African chapter of Global Entrepreneurship Network based in Johannesburg, 67 CEOs is one of many event organisers during Global Entrepreneurship Week in Africa.

About GEN
The Global Entrepreneurship Network operates a platform of projects and programs in 170 countries aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business.

By fostering deeper cross border collaboration and initiatives between entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurial support organizations, GEN works to fuel healthier start and scale ecosystems that create more jobs, educate individuals, accelerate innovation and strengthen economic growth.

About GEW 2018
This November, Global Entrepreneurship Network will celebrate 11 years of helping millions of people unleash their ideas to start and scale new businesses through Global Entrepreneurship Week. The campaign began in 2008 with an emphasis on inspiring young people to make their mark and has quickly grown to become a comprehensive effort that engages entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, researchers, support organizations and others collaborating to advance economic growth and innovation in more than 170 countries around the world.
EXXARO Resources
In November 2006, Kumba Resources Limited unbundled and Kumba’s coal and other assets merged with Eyesizwe Coal to create Exxaro Resources Limited. The company has since grown to become one of the largest and foremost black-empowered coal and heavy mineral companies in South Africa, with other business interests around the world in Europe, the United States of America, and Australia. In the last decade, the company has established itself as an organisation that is respected by its peers for its innovation, ethics, and integrity.

Read about the history of GEW: httpsgenglobal.org/gew/history
Read more about 67CEOs Foundation: www.67ceos.co.za