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Johannesburg digital innovation precinct and incubator Tshimologong has announced that it will offer free membership to 10 selected participants of its Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) celebrations between 13 and 17 November.
Now in its 10th year, the Global Entrepreneurship Week is a movement initiated by the Global Entrepreneurship Network that runs across more than 160 countries. The week aims to celebrate and get people talking about innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity by getting countries to host entrepreneurship events in the week.
About 25 events are already listed on South Africa’s GEW page — including panel discussions, workshops and exhibitions have been planned around South Africa.
Tshimologong aims to host 12 activities that it lists on its site — from Internet of Things (IoT) workshops, data science and lean business methodology master classes, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality sessions. A pitching competition will also be held at the App Factory with 10 winners getting free membership at Tshimologong.
Tshimologong membership normally ranges from between R120 to R2 5000 per person per month.
This year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week will run between 13 and 17 November
“These activities, from large-scale competitions and events to intimate networking gatherings, connect participants to potential collaborators, mentors and even investors, introducing them to new possibilities and exciting opportunities,” said Tshimologong CEO Lesley Williams.
She said there will be an emphasis on how to leverage tech to innovate and run sustainable businesses.
In line with the chosen theme of Industry 4.0, the activities will have a particular focus on entrepreneurship in the new digital landscape.
Williams believes the Fourth Industrial Revolution is already changing the way people communicate, consume and produce.
“The impact on society is immense as business, governments and civil society have to change the way they think and operate.
“Entrepreneurs need to understand the integrated ecosystem of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is disrupting the enterprise and the new opportunities and spring board for innovation this offers,” said Williams.
Featured image: Tshimologong CEO Lesley Williams (Supplied)