Why Stay in Your Lane When You Can Slay in Your Lane?

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The GIBS Entrepreneurship Development Academy has an exciting line-up of fireside chats sponsored by fintech firm, ProfitShare Partners. Slaying In Your Lane has already featured prominent speakers like Elizabeth Wells from the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, Marble and Saint co-owners, David Higgs, and Gary Kyriacou, as well as Zandile Mkwanazi of GirlCode and EmpowerXx.

The monthly fireside series has only just begun, and an exciting line-up of speakers will join these free online sessions for the rest of the year. So, if you’re a small business owner or aspirant entrepreneur, have a look at our upcoming speakers below and register for the session you’d like to attend!

25 May 2022

This Africa Day we will be joined by Keneilwe Malotle, Senior Project Manager at the Academy at Digify Africa. Digify Africa is a registered NPO that provides free education, demand-driven skills, and work opportunities for youth across the continent. They drive impact through their youth-led network of digital professionals, entrepreneurs and trainers and sustain themselves through meaningful partnerships with organisations that support their mission, and by co-delivering digital training and services to clients along with their network.

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21 June 2022

Richard Mabaso, Founder and CEO of the Imbumba Foundation and the social entrepreneur behind the Trek4Mandela Expedition, the Caring4Girls Menstrual Hygiene Programme and Vision 20/20 will join our fireside chat this Environment Month. This Madiba Day, Richard will climb Mount Kilimanjaro for the seventh time to raise funds and creating awareness for the Caring4Girls programme.

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15 July 2022

For World Youth Skills Day we are excited to chat to Tshepiso Malema, Co-founder and CEO of Gamers Territory and chairman of the Tshepiso Malema Speaks Initiative. Join us as we discover more about his journey as an award-winning social entrepreneur. At the age of 15 he founded Gamer’s Territory. Today, five years later, Gamer’s Territory runs full time in a small garage equipped with entry-level gaming equipment. “What makes us unique is that our aim is to bring the Fourth Industrial Revolution to the townships by providing computer literacy and coding skills to the youth”, he says.

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4 August 2022

Naadiya Moosajee, Co-Founder of WomEng & WomHub joins us this Women’s Month. She is a serial entrepreneur by passion and an engineer by training. WomHub is a boutique incubator supporting females all along the STEM value chain running developing programmes for girls as young as 12 to access STEM careers to developing female founders in STEM businesses. Naadiya has also co-founded WomEng, a global social enterprise developing women and girls for engineering and tech. She has worked across 24 countries to revolutionise the face of engineering through diversity, inclusion, innovation, entrepreneurship, and education.

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6 September 2022

Gugulethu Mahlangu, Aquaponics Horticulturist at FinLeaf Farms and Founder of #FarmSpacesAFRICA will join us during Innovation Month. Through hosting #FarmSpacesAFRICA, she realised that the barrier to entry for most young black farmers is access to information. #FarmSpacesAFRICA has grown since and has collaborated with FoodForMzansi, has had esteemed guests, and has expanded to Africa and beyond. She is an agriculture influencer and a two-time cover girl for Farmers Weekly SA and Sunday Worlds first ever Heroic Women Edition.

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13 October 2022

Andrew Maren, CEO of ProfitShare Partners joins us for the penultimate fireside chat as we discuss all things funding for SMMEs. ProfitShare Partners is an innovative short-term funding company that is disrupting the market and enabling growth for SMEs. As a serial entrepreneur and financial professional, Andrew has a history of starting or acquiring strategic stakes in companies and growing them. His extensive experience in corporate, retail, and private banking, together with a series of cross-sector business successes have inspired him to create revolutionary financial solutions that would enable the market for small and medium enterprises.

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18 November 2022

Our final fireside chat will take place during Global Entrepreneurship Week on Friday the 18th of November! Stay tuned to our social media pages as we let you know who will end this exciting series! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to stay updated and engaged with us by using the official hashtag for the events, #SlayingInYourLane.

The Slaying In Your Lane Series is brought to you by ProfitShare Partners; an innovative short-term funding company that is disrupting the market and enabling growth for SMEs by bridging the gap between what traditional financial institutions offer and what government is driving for the sector. Their approach is to enable businesses, particularly SMMEs, by offering a solution that will assist them in delivering on their contracts by partnering on the deal and supporting the full project through to delivery.

For media enquiries, contact the EDA’s Marketing Manager, Faiza Mallick at mallickf@gibs.co.za  

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