Western Cape Government because it recognises the power in entrepreneurs who create businesses as new businesses create jobs, this according to Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde.
The Western Cape Funding Fair held at the Cape Town
International Convention Centre this morning is a joint initiative between
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Now in its third year, the event kicked-off to a packed audience of over 2 000 business owners and entrepreneurs who signed up to attend business information sessions and to connect with over 24 active funding organisations.
The speaker line-up included well-known thought leader and entrepreneur Rapelang Rabana, Matsi Modise Managing Director of SiMODisa and Jason Goldberg, Founder and CEO of 10x-e. Representatives from ABSA, Business Partners, CCDI, Edge Growth, SEDA, SEFA and Nedbank were available to meet with business owners throughout the day.
“Our commitment to foster the spirit of entrepreneurship in
That is why we support initiatives like these which prepare entrepreneurs for fund raising and help to connect them to potential investors. I would also like to thank Deloitte for sharing in our commitment to supporting entrepreneurs,” said Minister Winde.
“As government, it is our role to create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive. Through the Funding Fair, we partner with the private sector to make sure that business owners have the knowledge to get their enterprises to the next level, in particular as they seek funding.”
“To enable small business to succeed it is important that
the people with innovative ideas and skills have access to the vital
entrepreneurial resources like money, and know-how to grow their businesses,”
says Marius Alberts, head of Deloitte Western
“Today not only did we have a full house attending our curated speaker programme, but we also had an impressive turnout from funders who are eager to potentially invest their money in great businesses. There is immense satisfaction meeting with passionate business owners and entrepreneurs who are hungry for the right information to help their businesses succeed,” says Alberts.
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