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THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT: AN INTERVIEW WITH JABU MABUZA

Jabulane (Jabu) Mabuza is the Chairman of Telkom SA SOC Limited. He is widely recognised as a successful entrepreneur. He retired from the position of Group Chief Executive of Tsogo Sun Holdings Ltd, and as Deputy Chairman of Tsogo Sun Holdings.

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ACCESS TO DATA: LEAPFROG OPPORTUNITIES FOR STARTUPS GLOBALLY

Shivani Siroya is the CEO & Founder of Tala, a company that facilitates financial access to small businesses owners around the world in order to help these businesses and their communities lift themselves out of poverty.

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ACCESS TO THE DIGITAL ECONOMY AS A HUMAN RIGHT

Ebele Okobi is the Public Policy Director for Africa at Facebook, where she leads on engaging with government, civil society and other policy influencers and shaping Facebook’s policy agenda across sub-Saharan Africa.

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DEEP-DIVING THE SOUTH AFRICAN ECOSYSTEM: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

Join the discussion featuring panelists such as the SAB Foundation, Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, The GEDI Institute and SEA Africa.

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MASTERCLASS: PRODUCT-MARKET FIT: THE FIRST KEY CHECKPOINT IN BUILDING SCALABLE STARTUPS

Bob Dorf is likely the second most knowledgeable Customer Development expert on the planet, second only to its developer and Godfather, Steve Blank. Together the two spent nearly two years conceiving, outlining, drafting, rewriting, and revising the global bestseller, The Startup Owner's Manual.

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MASTERCLASS: ENTREPRENEURIAL COACHING & CULTURE

Gil Oved co-founded The Creative Counsel (TCC) with high school friend Ran Neu-Ner and the duo is currently group co-CEOs. His mantra ‘Passion fueled optimism’ has seen him soar to great success in his business career, pioneering a revolution in the activations industry which propelled TCC to the great success it is today.

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ENABLING DIGITAL DISRUPTION

Join the discussion with guest speakers such as Viljar Lubi, Deputy Secretary General, Economic Development, Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications, Estonia; Elsie Kanza, Head of Africa, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum; Bill Laio, Founder, CoderDojo.

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DISRUPTION IN INSURANCE

Adrian Gore is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Discovery Group. He launched Discovery in South Africa in 1992, with a simple and core purpose of making people healthier and enhancing and protecting their lives. Discovery has since evolved into a diversified and multinational financial services group

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DISRUPTING TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES

Ali Sabanci is the Founder and CEO of Pegasus. Pegasus Airlines was founded in Istanbul in 1990 as a joint venture by three companies – Aer Lingus, Silkar Investment and Net Holding - with the belief that everybody has the right to fly. It changed the way that the aviation sector operated

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THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET: A PIONEERING NEW STUDY

Join the discussion with guest speakers such as Fredell Jacobs, the head of impact assurance at the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, Professor Kelly Shaver, founder of MindCette, and Immanuel Commarmond, a special adviser to the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation

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GEC+ CAPE TOWN: ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET IN ACTION

GEC+ offers an introduction to Cape Town’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. Following on the heels of GEC 2017 in Johannesburg, the event is sponsored by the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation (AGOF) and the Cape Town GEC+ Host Committee, which is made up of the city’s leading entrepreneurship organizations.

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ABOUT

The Imbizo Junction is one of the ways that the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation aims to create awareness of South Africa’s vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem. With Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) happening from the 14th- 20th November 2016, all the events listed on this website are part of our contribution to the GEW movement in South Africa.

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is PBO dedicated to creating responsible high impact entrepreneurs. To date we have provided University funding and entrepreneurial development opportunities to over 560 big dreamers of which 290 form part of our Alumni.

We hope you enjoy our pick of events. If you would like to let any of us know about any interesting happenings in your city during GEW or in general, please contact DanielH@allangrayorbis.org.

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