Mon, 03/13/2017 -
08:30 to 09:00
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Mon, 03/13/2017 -
09:00 to 17:00
GEN ANNUAL MEETING-Invite Only

During the Global Entrepreneurship Network annual meeting, GEN country managing directors, Global Entrepreneurship Week hosts and partners, Startp Nations and GERN members, as well as GEN program partners will discuss 2016 in review, and plan for the year ahead. 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 1 Level 2
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
08:30 to 08:35

Jonathan Ortmans, President of the Global Entrepreneurship Network and Chair of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, will open the ninth GEC in Johannesburg with a welcome address and introduction of the two-day Congress sessions. 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Jonathan Ortmans
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
08:35 to 08:45

Led by Herman Mashaba, Mayor, City of Johannesburg

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
08:45 to 09:05

Representatives from some of South Africa’s leading corporations – including Absa, Transnet, Hollard and the Industrial Development Corporation – share how they are supporting and collaborating with startups.  

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
09:05 to 09:10

Lindiwe Zulu, Minister, Department of Small Business Development, Government of South Africa

 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Lindiwe Zulu
Government of South Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
09:10 to 09:25

President Jacob Zuma, Government of South Africa

 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
President Jacob Zuma
Government of South Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
09:25 to 09:30

Presented by Kizito Okechukwu, Managing Director, GEN South Africa and Executive Head, SEA Africa

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Kizito Okechukwu
SEA Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
09:30 to 09:45

Jabu Mabuza, Serial Entrepreneur and Chairman of Telkom SA

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
09:45 to 09:55
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Jonathan Ortmans
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
09:55 to 10:15
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Lisa Gansky
"Radical Trust: How Blockchain Liberates the Next Economy"
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
10:15 to 11:15

This fireside chat will unveil how various entrepreneurship ecosystems are enabling startups to scale via the development of big data commons projects.

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Arvind Gupta
DigitalIndia Foundation, IdeasWall Incubator
Shivani Siroya
Tala
Lesa Mitchell
Techstars
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
11:15 to 11:25

Led by Bill Liao, Founder, Coderdojo

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
11:25 to 11:40

Led by Victor Hwang, Vice President for Entrepreneurship, Kauffman Foundation

 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Victor Hwang
Kauffman Foundation
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
11:40 to 12:00
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Daniel Isenberg
Columbia Business School
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
12:00 to 13:00
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
13:00 to 15:00

This event is invite only.

Global Entrepreneurship Network and Kauffman Foundation 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 1
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
13:00 to 13:50

GEN Algeria, GEN Senegal, GEN Kenya and GEN Mozambique

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 2 + 3
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
13:00 to 15:00

Led by GEN Israel and the MIT Enterprise Forum of Israel

This session promises inspiration to  entrepreneurs from around the world to focus on the needs of the Base of the Pyramid (BOP). 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 4 Level 2
Ayla Matalon
MIT Enterprise Forum of Israel
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
13:00 to 15:00

Led by GEN New Zealand, GEN Egypt and the Global Entrepreneurship Research Network (GERN)

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 1 Level 2
Wael Eldesouki Beddah
Educational organization of the Arab Leaugue (The Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport)
David Moskovitz
Startup New Zealand
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
13:00 to 13:50

SAB Foundation, Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, the GEDI Institute and SEA Africa

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
13:00 to 15:00

Led by Nexus

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 3 Level 2
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
13:00 to 15:00

Led by U.S. Small Business Administration and the South African Ministry of Small Business

 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Bill Gallagher Room Level 2
EZRRA ISRAEL OROZCO
Ministry of the Economy
Lindiwe Zulu
Government of South Africa
Mariano Mayer
Ministry of Production, Government of Argentina
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
13:00 to 13:50

Bob Dorf, Serial Entrepreneur & Author, "The Startup Owner's Manual"

 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Bob Dorf
Co-author, "The Startup Owner's Manual"
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
14:00 to 14:50

SEA Africa and Monash University

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 2 Level 2
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
14:00 to 14:50

Global Enterprise Registration 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 2 + 3
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
14:00 to 14:50

Led by Facebook

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
15:00 to 15:50
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 4 Level 2
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
15:00 to 15:50

GEN South Africa, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Youngpreneur, CAYE and the Raymond Ackerman Foundation 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 2 Level 2
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
15:00 to 17:00

Global Entrepreneurship Research Network 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 1 Level 2
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
15:00 to 17:00

Global Entrepreneurship Network and Kauffman Foundation 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 1
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
15:00 to 17:00

Led by Global Business Angels Network (GBAN)

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 3 Level 2
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
15:00 to 17:00

Led by Future Agro Challenge

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 2 + 3
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
15:00 to 17:00

Led by the U.S. Small Business Administration and the South African Ministry of Small Business Development

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Bill Gallagher Room Level 2
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
15:00 to 15:50

Led by Daniel Isenberg, Founding Executive Director, Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
16:00 to 16:50

Steven Rodriguez, Startup Community Manager, Global Entrepreneurship Network

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 2 Level 2
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
16:00 to 16:50

AlphaCode

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 4 Level 2
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
16:00 to 16:50

Gil Oved, Co-Founder, Creative Counsel; Shark Tank

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
08:30 to 08:35
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
08:35 to 08:45

David Makhura, Premier, Gauteng

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
08:45 to 09:30

Moderated by Rebeca Hwang, Managing Director, Rivet Ventures
Lindiwe Zulu, Minister of Small Business Development, Government of South Africa

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
09:30 to 10:15

Moderated by Donna Harris, GEN Global Board of Directors
Ebele Okobi, Public Policy Director for Africa, Facebook

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
10:15 to 10:30

Adrian Gore, Group Chief Executive, Discovery

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
10:30 to 11:15
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Christopher Schroeder
Startup Rising
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
11:15 to 11:25

Pali Lehohla, Statistician General, Statistics South Africa

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
11:25 to 11:35
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
11:35 to 11:45

John Medved, Founder and CEO, OurCrowd

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
11:45 to 11:55

Chris Schroeder, Author, "Startup Rising"

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Christopher Schroeder
Startup Rising
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
11:55 to 12:05

Jeff Hoffman, Serial entrepreneur and Co-Founder, Colorjar

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
12:05 to 12:15
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
12:15 to 13:00
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:00 to 13:50

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 4 Level 2
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:00 to 13:50

Mindcette

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 2 Level 2
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:00 to 13:50
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 1 Level 2
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:00 to 15:00

Global Entrepreneurship Network and Kauffman Foundation

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 1
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:00 to 15:00

Transnet

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Bill Gallagher Room Level 2
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:00 to 13:50

Endeavor, Shanduka Black, Umbrellas SiModisa and SAB 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 2 + 3
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:00 to 18:30

Led by Global Business Angels Network (GBAN)

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 3 Level 2
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:00 to 13:50

Led by Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:00 to 13:50

Led by Facebook

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
14:00 to 14:50

Startup Nations

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 1 Level 2
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
14:00 to 14:50

Microsoft and ABSA

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
14:00 to 15:50

Led by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 4 Level 2
Tatiana Krylova
UNCTAD
Fiorina Mugione
UNCTAD
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
14:00 to 14:50

Hollard Black Industrialists Programme 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
14:00 to 15:50

Led by Global Entrepreneurship Research Network, in partnership with the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and Mindcette.

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 2 Level 2
Immanuel Commarmond
Mindstate - Set for Growth
Fredell Jacobs
Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Anthony Farr
Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Peter Komives
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Moonsun Kim
Korea Entrepreneurship Foundation
Philip Auerswald
Global Entrepreneurship Research Network (GERN)
Fredell Jacobs
Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
15:00 to 15:50

GEN Africa

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Bill Gallagher Room Level 2
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
15:00 to 15:50

Startup Huddle

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 1 Level 2
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
15:00 to 15:50
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
15:00 to 15:50

Led by Gauteng Province (MEC)

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
16:30 to 19:00

Led by Industry Disruptors/Game Changers

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Thu, 03/16/2017 -
10:00 to 17:45
GEN ANNUAL MEETING-Invite Only
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa