Africa Youth Tech Innovation & Entrepreneurship Conference

Accelerating economic development through innovative youth-owned enterprises.

ENTREPRENUERSHIP       EDUCATION         EMPOWERMENT       INNOVATION      COLLABORATION

ADDRESS

1st Floor, Block C
Whitby Office Estate
167, 14th Road, Midrand

PHONE:

+27 11 318 5048

EMAIL:

info@natfingroup.co.za
registration@natfingroup.co.za

BUSINESS HOURS

08.00 to 17.00
Monday to Friday
Closed on SA Public Holidays

Conference Overview

The Conference offers a platform to explore new opportunities, challenges, policies, possibilities and strategies for promoting youth innovation and entrepreneurship in various sectors and industries areas.

The Conference offers a platform to explore new opportunities, policies, possibilities and strategies for promoting youth innovation and entrepreneurship in various sectors and industries areas. We are bringing together rising young professionals and budding entrepreneurs from across Africa, government, business leaders, civil society, academia and industry partners. An ideal opportunity to look at a common understanding on Innovative Youth Entrepreneurship across sector.

 

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Our Approach

We are bringing together rising young professionals and budding entrepreneurs from across Africa, government, business leaders, civil society, academia and industry partners like yourselves.

The two days will see business growth presentations, mentorship interventions, innovation competitions, leadership and innovation forums, and professional networking, rising talent from around Africa showcase technological innovation, professional skills and business acumen.

The conference will consider and contextualise tech innovation and entrepreneurship value chain development in the global, regional and local ecosystems.

This conference aims to explore policies, possibilities and strategies for promoting youth innovation and entrepreneurship in various sectors and industries areas.

8 Reasons to Attend The AYTIEC 2018 Why Attend

An ideal opportunity to look at a common understanding on Innovative Youth Entrepreneurship across sector.

Build Connections with potential investors, business partners and professionals from a wide range of companies.

Gain Easy Market Access, brand exposure, showcase products, services and innovations.

Learn about emerging industries and gain a solid understanding of the business landscape in Africa.

Grow Your Knowledge in entrepreneurial supply chains and innovation value chains.

Develop an Entrepreneurial Culture.

Know Best Practices as well as ground-breaking technologies and solutions which have improved public service delivery through innovation.

Identify Opportunities to collaborate on technological innovation around new and viable solutions to modernise business or public service delivery.

Support Youth in Development and empowerment programs in Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Community Responsibility.

Innovative youth entrepreneurship presents a vital inclusive platform

for socio-economic development and an opportunity for development of African products and services that stand out and are globally formidable.

Conference Agenda

Accelerating economic development through innovative youth-owned enterprises.

07:30 – 08:30

Onsite Registration and Morning Tea

08:30 – 09:00

Opening and Welcome Address:
Call for loser working partnerships between the youth, private and state institutions to spearhead he eradication of unemployment and foster economic development.

09:00 – 09:30

Keynote Address:
Call for loser working partnerships between the youth, private and state institutions to spearhead he eradication of unemployment and foster economic development.

09:30 – 10:15

Entrepreneurship as a Pathway to Positive Youth Development

  • Growing the entrepreneurial culture: The future of employment is entrepreneurship
  • Challenges, successes, tips and best practices in Youth economic Opportunity creation, development and incubation
  • Building connections with potential investors, business partners and professionals from a wide range of companies
  • The business end of entrepreneurship: market access, brand exposure, product and services innovations
  • Access to entrepreneurship development programs; innovation hacks, bootcamps, accelerator Programs, supplier development, mentorship and supply chain development.

10:15 – 10:45

Networking Tea Break

10:45 – 11:30

Integrating SMEs into Global Value Chains: Risks, Challenges, and Opportunities

  • SME development in African countries consistent with local strategic themes of poverty reduction and inclusive growth, as well as regional cooperation and integration.
  • Understanding the risks, challenges, and opportunities of integrating SMEs into global value chains, including the role and significance of the SME sector for economic development in Africa.
  • Promoting b2b connections and linking SMEs to global and regional value chains.
  • Cross border business enablement; current trends, policy and opportunity.

11:30 – 12:15

The Entrepreneur Mindset: The #FutureOfEmployment is Entrepreneurship
• So, you want to be your own boss?
• The psychology of entrepreneurship
• From CV writing to business planning
• Building a thriving team – hiring and retaining staff

12:15 – 13:00

Female Entrepreneurship Roundtable: How to Get up and Go
This session aims to bring young women together and give access to upcoming female entrepreneurs and passionate women in business. They will share their ‘why’, their stories, challenges, successes, tips and answer your burning questions about entrepreneurship. Join us for a roundtable in this closed setting where we discuss being a female entrepreneur.

  • Stories from female founders
  • Presentations from women in business.

Meet The Speakers

Keep checking back, the list will grow as the project develops further.

Name Surname

Name Surname

CEO/Founder

Afro Visionary
Joseph Tshiwilowilo

Joseph Tshiwilowilo

Chairperson

IBASA
Reshma Maharaj

Reshma Maharaj

CEO/Founder

Enspired Women
Dr Patience Siwadi

Dr Patience Siwadi

Deputy Director

Midlands State University
Boitumelo Liese

Boitumelo Liese

Founder

Business Developer
Dsl Diamonds
Tino Mambeu

Tino Mambeu

SABC News Anchor

Founding Member
Ulwazi Energy Techbnologies
Peter Ndoro

Peter Ndoro

News Anchor

SABC
Joshua Maponga

Joshua Maponga

CEO/Founder

Farmers of Thoughts
Stefan Smit

Stefan Smit

CEO

Virtuo
Elona Hlatshwayo

Elona Hlatshwayo

Career & Business Coach

BizPreneur
Wendy Ablerts

Wendy Ablerts

CEO

Restaurant Association
of South Africa
Christi Mahhery

Christi Mahhery

CEO/Founder

Law Trust/EY World
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