Global Entrepreneurship Week underway in Bloemfontein


Entrepreneurs as well as those interested in entrepreneurship met this morning at the Nedbank Training Campus in Westdene, Bloemfontein to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

The event, which started today and ends tomorrow, seeks to provide entrepreneurs with a platform to discuss issues with state owned institutions, banks, as well as other funding institutions. While today’s workshop focused on forming dialogue and potential partnerships with public institutions, tomorrow’s session will aim to promote all small to medium business enterprises in Mangaung.

“Through the SMME Boulevard, which is a Business expo, we will raise awareness in the community and among entrepreneurs on the talented entrepreneurs based in the Mangaung area as well as the services and products they can offer,” Nzimande said

Those interested in attending the event should make sure that on Friday, 16 November from 10:00, they are at the Nedbank Training Campus building on the corner of Henry Street and 2nd Avenue in Westdene, Bloemfontein. Registration starts at 10:00. There will be opportunities for networking with various stakeholders present at the event.

GEW is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch start-ups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth, and expand human welfare. During the GEW, thousands of events and competitions around the world inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors, and even investors.

The GEW was created in 2008 and since its creation, the movement has expanded to more than 160 countries empowering roughly 25 million people through more than 25 000 activities, and is supported by dozens of world leaders and a network of 10 000 partner organizations.

For more information on this event, contact the following parties: