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10:40 - 10:50
Founders Day Stage
September 29, 2023
Founders Day 2023 Opening – Unleashing the Potential
Nurturing Ideas, Fostering Growth, and Inspiring Success
Speakers / Judges
buntu majaja
Buntu Majaja
SA Innovation Summit
CEO
10:55 - 11:20
Founders Day Stage
September 29, 2023
KEYNOTE: F@#& up and find out
Unlocking Startup Success: Navigating the Maze of Marketing Channels for Explosive Growth

Finding traction is essential for any startup. Traction is the quantitative evidence of customer demand. It’s about growth. There are many different marketing channels available to startups that feed your growth, but no one-size-fits-all solution. The best channels for your startup will depend on your industry, product, and target audience. In Michelle’s discussion, she will run through 19 channels that startups can experiment with to find the channel that gives them the biggest growth at the lowest cost.

Speakers / Judges
Michelle Geere
Adbot
CEO
11:25 - 12:10
Founders Day Stage
September 29, 2023
MASTERCLASS: Unlocking Sales Potential
Strategies for Success

Our Masterclass will provide participants with actionable insights on how to develop a robust sales enablement strategy, leverage data analytics for informed decision-making, implement effective internal training and coaching programs(If they have a team) and utilize the right technology to boost sales productivity

Speakers / Judges
sibusiso msomi
Sibusiso Msomi
The Sales Enablement Company
Managing Director
12:15 - 12:40
Founders Day Stage
September 29, 2023
How Start-ups Play with Grown-ups
A Speed Dating Guide

Start-ups, investors, B2C customers, B2B corporates and government players all have different needs, are motivated by different things, have different cultures. What is easy for one may be difficult for the other. How should the give and take between these different players therefore look like?

Speakers / Judges
Roby Stancel
Innovation Architects GmbH
Managing Partner
12:45 - 13:20
Founders Day Stage
September 29, 2023
FIRESIDE CHAT: Unveiling VC Perspectives
Unraveling Startup Secrets, Portfolio Metrics, and Realistic Triumphs

A session to explore the minds of VCs as they reveal their investment strategies and discuss the types of startups they are currently supporting. Gain insights into the factors that drive investment decisions without specific case studies. Discover the art of setting realistic goals in the entrepreneurial world and be inspired by the top five success stories shared, complete with general metrics and key takeaways. 

Speakers / Judges
will green
Will Green
Co.lab
Founder and CEO
Sarah Dusek
Enygma Ventures
Co-Founder
13:25 - 14:10
Founders Day Stage
September 29, 2023
MASTERCLASS: Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast
Defining and scaling your culture

Discover the importance of aligning your company’s culture, especially for startups in the build phase. Learn how behaviours serve as the framework to accentuate the habits essential for success. In this session, we’ll delve into:

 

▶ The role of a robust culture blueprint in fuelling startup growth.

▶ Effective strategies for scaling your desired culture.

▶ Real-world case studies showcasing culture transformation

 

Secure your spot to craft a culture that propels your startup’s journey to success. See you there!

Speakers / Judges
Oran Cohen
GWork
Founder and CEO
14:10 - 15:00
Founders Day Stage
September 29, 2023
MASTERCLASS: Unleashing Resources for Success
Navigating a Landscape of Funding Instruments for Visionary Ventures
Speakers / Judges
Tshembani Khupane
TIA
Senior Programme Manager
Xolisa Malemane
TIA
Senior Investment Case Specialist
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