Endeavor Enterprise learning circle with GIBS

2009 May 22
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by Ismail Dhorat

Endeavor South Africa have just launched their enterprise learning circle, for entrepreneurs who would like to grow High impact businesses. Endeavor have partnered with GIBS, one of South Africa’s leading business schools.


About endeavor
Endeavor is a global non-profit organization that identifies and supports innovative, high-growth entrepreneurs in 11 emerging markets such as South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Egypt, India, Mexico and Turkey. Endeavor assists high-impact entrepreneurs with the biggest ideas and most ambitious plans by providing access to a network of the best business minds in the world.

With Endeavor’s support, these entrepreneurs are able to surpass the obstacles facing most emerging-market entrepreneurs and realize their full potential. Endeavor Entrepreneurs create jobs and wealth, and become the leaders and role models of tomorrow.

About the Enterprise learning circle
The enterprise learning circle is an outreach project for endeavor South Africa, traditionally events have been held within the close circle of Endeavor entrepreneurs. The learning circle will be a more wide reaching initiative that aims to assist much broader range of entrepreneurs.

The Enterprise Learning Circle seminars aim to provide innovative entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs-to-be with first hand insights into building and growing a high impact business. Every second Wednesday, the Enterprise Learning Circles will give both practical and inspirational insights from fellow entrepreneurs, CEO’s and founders of high growth enterprises.

The Events

The events format will be:

  • 5-6pm: Networking and cocktails
  • 6-7.30pm: Faciliated seminar with guest speaker and a chance to ask questions
  • 7.30-8pm: Post event networking

herman-blacklikemeThe first event will feature Herman Mashaba, Founder of Black Like Me. At 49, Mashaba has achieved his greatest ambition. He is on to his second career as CEO of a billion-rand black economic empowerment investment holding company, which has stakes in 18 businesses across the country. Mashaba is one of South Africa’s best-known true entrepreneurs and has won more than eight awards in recognition of his contributions to the business landscape. But it is Black Like Me, one of the most successful black-owned hair and cosmetics companies in South Africa, for which Mashaba is most famous.

Upcoming Events
24 June: Innovative growth strategies -Entrepreneurs Carlo Gonzaga of Taste Holdings (Scooters), Kumaran Padayachee of Spartan Technology, representative from Microsoft

8 July: Sales Strategies for B2B, B2C and B2G businesses – Panelists from Cyest, Barloworld and a respected retailer.

22 July: Where South Africa is going and how business can influence its direction – The Dinokeng Scenarios

To register Click here

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