Local entrepreneurs stand a chance to access funding from credible venture capitalists and asset based funders to help them grow their business in an upcoming business tour scheduled to run for a period of two years.
Thriving.Network and InTouch Africa, in partnership with SAVCA, supported by The Innovation Hub, the Department of Small Business Development and Department of Science and Technology, NXA Technology, SiMODiSA, Uprise.Africa, Liberty, Adinah Capital Partners, MTN and Alexander Forbes are hosting the first of its kind national funding opportunities and digital entrepreneurship promotion business tour. The tour will roll out under the theme Digital Procurement & Funding Tour, and aims to prepare disadvantaged entrepreneurs countrywide to be able to access various funding opportunities available for SMEs.
The tour will take place in various cities across SA starting with Pretoria on the 8th June at The Innovation Hub. The kickoff event will also include the launch of Thriving Marketplace, a new and innovative platform designed to help buyers to discover credible and empowered suppliers, with powerful and secure online management technology.
PE, Durban, Johannesburg, Limpopo, Free State, North West, Mpumalanga, Western Cape, Gauteng and Northen Cape are also listed cities and provinces that will host the tour.
“Digital Procurement & Funding Tour seeks to provide opportunities for SMMEs to have access into the digital economy, funding and to partake in the 4th Industrial Revolution,” explains founder GEM Media Group and host of the tour, Lebo Gunguluza.
Learn about E-commerce, E-procurement, E-funding and more!
The seminars and workshops will be held once a month on Saturdays in different provinces, cities and towns across South Africa. The conferences will bring together various leaders in the field of entrepreneurship focusing on e-commerce, e -funding, e-procurement and a lot more. Attendees will get the opportunity to pitch their business ideas and pitch for procurement to stand a chance to get funding for their business.
Among others, attendees will participate in various discussions revolving around the 4th Industrial Revolution and how it is building on the first wave of computerisation with the latest, rapidly evolving and disruptive advances in technology.
In addition, they will also learn from leading
E-commerce experts on how to work with stakeholders and deciding on the best platform to use for their businesses as well as understanding the costs and benefits, set KPIs, through data and more. CEO of SAVCA, Tanya Van Lill, Andrew Maren of ProfitShare Partners, Maudi Lentsoane of Lehumo Investments, Co- founder and CEO of Thriving.Network, Lerato Dontache, and Lebo Gunguluza of GEM Group are amongst the credible speakers expected to give insights during the tour.
Visit www.Thriving.network/events for updates on dates, booking seats and to learn more.
Be sure to register your business on marketplace.thriving.network to secure a booking and an opportunity to pitch.