The Township Business Stakeholder Summit (Ekasi Area Partners Summit) takes place Wednesday 29th November at the Absa Startup Store – Tshimologong Precinct (Braamfontein).

You are invited to come and engage with supportive stakeholders in coming up with practical solutions in assisting township entrepreneurs. The Ekasi Area Partners Summit Area is a gathering of different public and private organizations that work with township entrepreneurs.

This will be an opportunity to:
– Draft a charter for support services for township entrepreneurs
– Understand partners we are working with
– Know different projects happening in all the different areas in South Africa
– find insights on the different project to implement in support of township entrepreneurs

The Township Innovations Pitching challenge will commence after the speaking programme. This will see selected Township Businesses pitch their existing businesses in competition for a grand prize.

Proposed Summit Programme
08h00 – 08h30 : Introductions and formalities
08h30 – 09h00 : Keynote Speaker – A Successful Township Innovator
09h00 – 10h15 : Panel Discussions : Different challenges faced by support institutions and entrepreneurs
10h15 – 10h30 : Explaining the working groups – Come with needs of entrepreneurs and suggested solutions needed. (Infrastructure, Training and Mentorship, Finances, Access to Markets, R & D)
10h30 – 11h00 : Breakfast
11h00 – 12h30 : Different Working Groups
12h30 – 13h30 : Lunch
13h30- 14h30 : Groups Presentations and Engagements
14h30 – 15h25 : Panel Discussion – Funding Conventions for township Entrepreneurs
15h25-15h30 : Closing Keynote Address
16h00 : Start of the Pitching Challenge

Here is a list of the speakers for the event:

For more information contact

Elvis Sekhaolelo
061 420 1873