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Unlocking Opportunities: 11 Entrepreneurship Strategies for Addressing Unemployment in South Africa

In South Africa, where the spirit of resilience and innovation runs deep it’s important that we consider entrepreneurship strategies for addressing unemployment in South Africa.  We already know that entrepreneurship can play a key role in elevating youth unemployment.  In this thought leadership article, we will delve into 11 strategic avenues through which entrepreneurial endeavors …

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The Entrepreneurial Mind: A Guide to Managing Mental Health and Stress

The entrepreneurial mind is the topic of much conversation and the focus of plenty of research. Entrepreneurship is a journey full of challenges that extend beyond the boardroom. Behind the veneer of innovation and achievement lies a different reality—a reality where mental health and stress are concerns for both entrepreneurs and the venture capital firms …

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The Ultimate Guide to the Structure of a South African Investor Pitch Deck for Maximum Impact

With start-up fundraising, the importance of the Structure of a South African investor pitch deck, cannot be overstated. Picture this: you kick off your fundraising call with a personal introduction to the venture capital firm in South Africa which you have been trying to get a conversation with, only to find yourself inadvertently immersed in …

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Winning Like the Springboks: Entrepreneurial Lessons from the 2023 Rugby World Cup

In the world of sports, there are moments that transcend the boundaries of the game itself and inspire people from all walks of life. The South African rugby Springboks’ triumph at the 2023 Rugby Union World Cup is one such moment. They didn’t just win the tournament; they did so against all the top teams, …

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How Long Does It Take For Start Ups to be Successful How Long Does It Take For Start-Ups to be Successful in South Africa

How Long Does It Take For Start-Ups to be Successful in South Africa

How long does it take for start-ups to be successful in South Africa? The road to entrepreneurial success is a dynamic and challenging one, filled with unique hurdles and opportunities. In a nation teeming with innovation and potential, understanding the journey of South African start-ups can provide valuable insights for aspiring entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts …

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High growth business opportunities in South Afric Identifying High Growth Business Opportunities in South Africa: 8 Sectors Worth Considering in 2023

Identifying High Growth Business Opportunities in South Africa: 8 Sectors Worth Considering in 2023

With many of the entrepreneurs we speak to, the search for high growth business opportunities in South Africa is a common theme. As our country continues to grapple with the persistent challenge of load shedding since 2007, the nation’s entrepreneurial spirit remains undeterred. In 2023, the convergence of this energy crisis and the need for …

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Presenting Your Idea to Venture Capital Funds Pitch Perfect: Avoid These 7 Costly Mistakes When Presenting Your Idea to Venture Capital Funds

Pitch Perfect: Avoid These 7 Costly Mistakes When Presenting Your Idea to Venture Capital Funds

If you are an entrepreneur or growth firm CEO, you may be presenting your idea to venture capital funds to raise the fund . VC funds can be a great source of capital, but getting their attention can be a daunting task. Pitching your idea to a VC fund requires careful planning and execution. In …

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small business funding in south africa 6 Ways to Deploy Small Business Funding in South Africa in 2022

6 Ways to Deploy Small Business Funding in South Africa in 2022

Small Business funding in South Africa is one of the key components required for business owners to succeed. It might have been straight forward to get your business of the ground with your own cash or that raised form friends and family, but when your business is starting the grow, in most cases, the business …

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angel investors in south africa Business Start-up Capital - Making use of Angel Investors in South Africa

Business Start-up Capital – Making use of Angel Investors in South Africa

For most entrepreneurs when seeking business start-up capital , the first stop considered for business funding is to look at banks.  Angel investors in South Africa will normally be the next port of call. Despite this fact, few entrepreneurs really understand what Angel investors look for and expect from businesses in which they potentially may …

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Matthew Musgrove

Matthew Musgrove

Matthew is an entrepreneur and business Advisor with a passion for change management and social empowerment. With a background in business accounting and advisory, as well clinical research project management, he strives to find strategic and sustainable solutions to business problems.

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MARK VAN HOFF

Mark Van Hoff comes from background of technical & production planning, budgeting & scheduling of major live events. As the first production co-ordinator at M-NET for Outside Broadcasts, Mark has managed major local and international productions including Miss South Africa, Miss World, multiple music events and major sports events, including the PnP Cycling Tour.​Mark co-founded Van-Man Productions in 1994, Page to Picture in 2000 and Move Media Networks in 2007. All three companies have achieved domestic success and have been well-regarded in the South African production industry.

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OLUWASEUN ADEWUYI

Oluwaseun Adewuyi who is the Group Chief Finance Officer (CFO) at Caban, is a Certified Chartered Accountant, with Fellowship status at both the ACCA as well as the Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, a UK Based industry body with a specific focus on the management of charities, not-for-profit organisations and NGOs.. Oluwaseun comes with strong business acumen and 20+ years of progressive experience in finance and operations management within well-reputed and high growth organisations Including Next Plc and Royal Mail. He has been heavily involved in impact investment across Sub-Saharan Africa and has been instrumental in the creation of a series of community schools in West Africa. Throughout his career, he oversaw a broad range of operations, including Business Strategy and Business Reorganisation, summarising the organisation’s financial status, and coordinating the preparation of tactical plans, financial forecasts, and budgets. Adept at developing and implementing effective internal control framework to maintain sound financial accountability.

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TIM SCHOLTZ

Tim Scholtz, who's is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Caban Investments, is experienced in implementing corporate governance guidelines, formulating risk management structures, process and cost optimization. Tim has a strong corporate background, having worked as COO at the South African Tourism board, was COO at the Nelson Mandela foundation and as a internal audit manager at Arthur Anderson earlier in his career.

Ben Botes

BEN BOTES

Ben Botes is Entrepreneur, VC, co-Founder, Author and Academic with a strong social conscience. Ben Involved with early stage and growth firms for the past 20 years and has been Co-founder of 9 separate businesses across Africa. Ben has directly and indirectly been involved in impact investment and the support of charities and non profits for the last 30 years. Ben is a regular speaker at the African Investment Conference in London and has been featured in Wall Street for Europe, The Guardian Small Business, BBC, the Mail and Guardian in the UK and BizCommunity, Channel 3 TV, Investors Weekly, The Cape Times, Radio 702 with John Robbie and Good Hope FM in South Africa

Dave Romero

DAVE ROMERO

Dave Romero is a venture capitalist and entrepreneur with a passion for making an impact. A qualified Professional Accountant, Dave has been a director in multiple financial institutions and was once the youngest Chairman on the JSE, in addition to being listed as one of Business Times’ Top 100 companies and the 40th fastest-growing company in South Africa. Dave is a core founder of the Caban Group, which aims to provide a comprehensive service offering to small businesses in return for equity. With a passion for nurturing entrepreneurs, Dave can often be found outside of the boardroom – offering advice, creating innovative funding solutions and building communities through sustainable practices.

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Dr RUBEN RICHARDS

Dr Ruben Richards is a truly inspirational South African leader. Through his peace-building seminars for criminal gangs, Dr Ruben has facilitated the longest ceasefire in the history of gang warfare on the Cape Flats. In addition to being Chairman & Founder of the non-profit Ruben Richards Foundation, Dr Ruben is an ordained cleric, company director, non-executive Chairman of Visual International Limited and was once the Deputy Director-General of the now-disbanded Scorpions.