Mon, 03/13/2017 -
08:30 to 09:00
Venue: Sandton City Convention Center, Exhibition Hall (level 0)
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
Mon, 03/13/2017 -
16:00 to 18:00

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), jointly with the South African Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) and the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), will convene this Roundtable for Ministers of African nations to support policymakers in their efforts to

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Bill Gallagher Room Level 2
Anders Hoffmann
Danish Business Authority
Aisha Ababaker
State, Trade, Industry & Investment
Saida Ounissi
Ministry of Vocational Training & Employment
Dr Ebrahim Janahi
Labour Fund "Tamkeen"
Ibrahim Assane Mayaki
New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
Chabani Nourdine
Ministry of Industry and Private Sector Development
Jason Wiens
Ewing Marion Kauffman Fundation
Cristina Martinez de Silva
UNCTAD - Enterprise Branch
Karen Wilson
OECD
Ellen Olafsen
World Bank
Kristin Schreiber
European Commission
Tatiana Krylova
UNCTAD
Jonathan Ortmans
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Lindiwe Zulu
Department of Small Business Development
Tatiana Krylova
UNCTAD
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
07:30 to 08:00

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, GEN President Jonathan Ortmans and Minister Lindiwe Zulu of the South African Ministry of Small Business Development, opened the GEC Exhibition space during the 2017 Congress. The ribbon-cutting ceremony kicked-off the first day of activities.

Venue: Sandton City Convention Center, Exhibition Hall (level 0)
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
Government of South Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
08:30 to 08:45

Jonathan Ortmans
President, Global Entrepreneurship Network
Chair, Global Entrepreneurship Congress

Herman Mashaba
Mayor, City of Johannesburg

 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Herman Mashaba
City of Johannesburg
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, Johnson & Johnson and the Industrial Development Corporation – share how they are supporting and collaborating with startups.  

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Bernie Brookes
Edcon
Makano Mosidi
Transnet
Craig Bond
Barclays Africa Group
Seema Kumar
Johnson and Johnson
Nyeleti Shirilele
Hollard Insurance
David Jarvis
Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)
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
Department of Small Business Development
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
09:10 to 09:25

Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President, Government of South Africa

 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
Government of South Africa
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
Government of South Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
09:25 to 09:35

Throughout Africa, Johnson & Johnson is looking to drive entrepreneurship and help advance promising consumer healthcare solutions.

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Josh Ghaim
J&J Consumer Products
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
Government of South Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
09:35 to 09:40

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 -
09:40 to 09:55

Jabu Mabuza, Serial Entrepreneur and Chairman of Telkom SA

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Jabu Mabuza
Telkom SA SOC Limited
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
09:55 to 10:00

Jonathan Ortmans, President, Global Entrepreneurship Network

 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Jonathan Ortmans
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
10:00 to 10:20

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Rishi Jaitly
Times Bridge
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
10:20 to 11:20

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

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Yasaman Hadjibashi
Barclays Africa Group
Ali Faramawy
Microsoft
Arvind Gupta
Digital India Foundation, IdeasWall Incubator
Shivani Siroya
Tala
Lesa Mitchell
Techstars
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
10:30 to 15:45

Led by the United States Small Business Administration & the South African Department of Small Business Development

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Bill Gallagher Room Level 2
Itzel Villa
National Intitute of the Entrepreneurship
Tung Van Tran
Ministry of Science and Technology
Dr. Ghassan Alsulaiman
Small and Medium Enterprises Authority.
Anders Hoffmann
Danish Business Authority
Aisha Ababaker
State, Trade, Industry & Investment
Saida Ounissi
Ministry of Vocational Training & Employment
Dr Ebrahim Janahi
Labour Fund "Tamkeen"
Mikk Vainik
Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications
Ibrahim Assane Mayaki
New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
Chabani Nourdine
Ministry of Industry and Private Sector Development
Jason Wiens
Ewing Marion Kauffman Fundation
Pichet Durongkaveroj
Ministry of Digital Economy & Society
Karen Wilson
OECD
Ozan Acar
The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey
Ellen Olafsen
World Bank
Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah
Ministry of Finance
Kristin Schreiber
European Commission
Tatiana Krylova
UNCTAD
Jonathan Ortmans
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Eugene Cornelius
U.S. Small Business Administration
Lindiwe Zulu
Department of Small Business Development
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
11:20 to 11:30

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Arvind Gupta
Digital India Foundation, IdeasWall Incubator
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
11:30 to 11:40

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Victor Hwang
Kauffman Foundation
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
11:40 to 12:00

How can civic entrepreneurs, investors, educators, governments and other stakeholders collaborate to enable more local ventures to scale up more rapidly?

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Daniel Isenberg
Columbia Business School
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
12:00 to 12:30

Incubation Management System for promoting /facilitating Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Will include a a brief highlight of some of UNIDO ITPO AICEI programs and initiatives in over 50 countries. Presented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Investment

Venue: Sandton City Convention Center, Exhibition Hall - Pitch Corner 1 (level 0)
Hedda Pahlson Moller
OMSINT/TIIME
Hashim Hussein
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Adrian Gore
Discovery
Ainsley Lloyd
The GEDI Institute
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
12:00 to 13:00

Venue: Sandton City Convention Center, Exhibition Hall - Pitch Corner 2 (level 0)
JF Gauthier
Startup Genome
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
12:00 to 12:50
Venue: Sandton City Convention Center, Exhibition Hall - Pitch Corner 3 (level 0)
Billy Hadlow
Khaya power
Carolina Medina
Agruppa
Charles White
1 Million Cups
Lana Zumbrunn
FUSE Coworking
Steven Rodriguez
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
12:30 to 14:30
A private session where our internationally selected investors and agripreneurs will meet through a matchmaking process. As such, we will be following up with you to review your investment
criteria in order to setup the best agripreneurs for your match.
 
Venue: Sandton City Convention Center, Exhibition Hall (level 0)
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 1
Karim Sy
Jokkolabs
Sara Fakir
IdeiaLab
Mandisa Tshikwatamba
Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda)
Soumeya Rachedi
GEN Algeria
John Wali
Junior Achievement
Yogavelli Nambiar
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
13:00 to 15:00

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

Genevieve Edens' PPT:

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 1 Level 2
Sophia Muradyan
World Bank Group
Genevieve Edens
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs
Wael Eldesouki Beddah
The Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport
Dave Moskovitz
Startup New Zealand
Nastassia Arendse
Moneyweb
Dave Moskovitz
Startup New Zealand
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
13:00 to 13:50

Zoltan Acs' PPT:

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 2 Level 2
Bridgit Evans
SAB Foundation South Africa
Fredell Jacobs
Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Anthony Farr
Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Ainsley Lloyd
The GEDI Institute
Kizito Okechukwu
SEA Africa
Zoltan Acs
Global Entrepreneurship & Development Institute
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
13:00 to 15:00

Tomi Davies' PPT:

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 3 Level 2
Yusuf Randera-Rees
Awethu Project
Igor Oliveira
Semente
Tomi Davies
African Business Angels Network (ABAN)
Yossi Hasson
Techstars
Christopher Schroeder
Startup Rising
Felipe Amaral
Nexus
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
13:00 to 13:50

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

Led by Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN)

Venue: Sandton City Convention Center, Exhibition Hall - Pitch Corner 3 (level 0)
Steven Rodriguez
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
14:00 to 15:00

The purpose of this stage is to cater to entrepreneurs who may not have received an opportunity to participate in various GEC competitions prior to January 2017. Top pitchers get to proceed to Stage 3.

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

Powered by the GEN Global

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 1
David Weng
Asia Silicon Valley Development Initiative
Elsie Kanza
World Economic Forum
Eric Hansen
Center for Entrepreneurship LLC
Daniel Isenberg
Columbia Business School
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
14:00 to 14:50

Alesimo Mwanga's PPT:

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 2 Level 2
Wale Ayeni
Venture Capital at the International Finance Corporation (World Bank)
Charles Sekwalor
Movemeback
Bola Lawal
Scholarx Inc.
Kanini Mutooni
Global Innovation Fund
Alesimo Mwanga
SEA Africa
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
14:00 to 14:50

A workshop that looks at the range of opportunities that digital technologies provide to the entrepreneurship landscape and businesses as a whole.

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Sherry Dzinoreva
Facebook
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
14:30 to 17:00

Powered by SEA Africa

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 4
Bob Dorf
Co-author, "The Startup Owner's Manual"
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
15:00 to 15:50

Led by the South African Department for Business Development

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 1
Dikko Umaru Radda
Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria
Thakhani Makhuvha
Small Enterprise Finance Agency (sefa)
Julius Muia
Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat
McLean Sibanda
The Innovation Hub
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
15:00 to 16:00

The purpose of this stage is to cater to entrepreneurs who may not have received an opportunity to participate in various GEC competitions prior to January 2017. Top pitchers get to proceed to Stage 3.

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

Sophia Muradyan's PPT:

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 4 Level 2
Zintle Raziya
Yabasha Energy Solutions
Dana Rice
Opportunity International
Sophia Muradyan
World Bank Group
Seema Kumar
Johnson and Johnson
Teresa Clarke
Africa.com
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
15:00 to 15:50

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

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 2 Level 2
Amy de Castro
Bamboo Revolution
Elli Yiannakaris
Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development
Indira Tsengiwe
Youngpreneur Media
Pearl Maphumulo
The Business Development Agency
Thabang Motloung
CLICKin
Grace Kalisha
African Leadership Academy
Olawale Anifowose
Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
15:00 to 16:50

Malavika Kumaran's PPT:

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 1 Level 2
Jarmo Eskelinen
Future Cities Catapult
JF Gauthier
Startup Genome
Victor Hwang
Kauffman Foundation
Malavika Kumaran
MaRS Data Catalyst
Ken Krull
Quatere
Philip Auerswald
Global Entrepreneurship Research Network (GERN)
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

Global Business Angels Network: The Global Investing Phenomenon

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 3 Level 2
Pieter De Villiers
Clickatell
Hedda Pahlson Moller
OMSINT/TIIME
Kalsoom Lakhani
Invest2Innovate
Wale Ayeni
Venture Capital at the International Finance Corporation (World Bank)
Jeff Harbach
Kauffman Fellows
Tomi Davies
African Business Angels Network (ABAN)
Nicolas Rouhana
IM Capital
Jonathan Ortmans
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Sajid Islam
hubdhaka
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
16:00 to 16:50

Led by Telkom and Transnet

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 1
Charles Reed
Barclays Africa
Litha Kutta
Telkom
Doug Rand
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (former)
Jeff Harbach
Kauffman Fellows
Mike Herrington
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
Mmadiboka Chokoe
Transnet SOC Ltd
Ayanda Allie Paine
Now Media
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
16:00 to 16:50

Steven Rodriguez, Startup Community Manager at the headquarters of the Global Entrepreneurship Network, will offer an overview some of GEN's ready-made platforms that could support your ecosystem-building efforts back home.

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 2 Level 2
Steven Rodriguez
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
16:00 to 16:50

Powered by AlphaCode

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 4 Level 2
Dominique Collett
RMI
Ashley Anthony
Isazi Consulting
Shivani Siroya
Tala
Chipo Mushwana
AlphaCode
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
16:00 to 16:50

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

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Gil Oved
The Creative Counsel
Tue, 03/14/2017 -
16:00 to 17:15

Led by the United States Small Business Administration & the South African Department of Small Business Development

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Bill Gallagher Room Level 2
Itzel Villa
National Intitute of the Entrepreneurship
Tung Van Tran
Ministry of Science and Technology
Dr. Ghassan Alsulaiman
Small and Medium Enterprises Authority.
Anders Hoffmann
Danish Business Authority
Aisha Ababaker
State, Trade, Industry & Investment
Saida Ounissi
Ministry of Vocational Training & Employment
Dr Ebrahim Janahi
Labour Fund "Tamkeen"
Mikk Vainik
Ministry of Economic Affairs & Communications
Ibrahim Assane Mayaki
New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
Chabani Nourdine
Ministry of Industry and Private Sector Development
Jason Wiens
Ewing Marion Kauffman Fundation
Pichet Durongkaveroj
Ministry of Digital Economy & Society
Karen Wilson
OECD
Ozan Acar
The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey
Ellen Olafsen
World Bank
Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah
Ministry of Finance
Kristin Schreiber
European Commission
Tatiana Krylova
UNCTAD
Cristina A. Fernandez
Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN)
Eugene Cornelius
U.S. Small Business Administration
Lindiwe Zulu
Department of Small Business Development
Jonathan Ortmans
Global Entrepreneurship Network
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
David Makhura
Gauteng Provincial Government
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
08:45 to 09:30

In this session, policymakers who participated in the Regional Ministerial Roundtable and Global SME Ministerial the days prior will reflect on the outcomes and the insights gained, via a discussion between:

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Dr. Ghassan Alsulaiman
Small and Medium Enterprises Authority.
Lindiwe Zulu
Department of Small Business Development
Tatiana Krylova
UNCTAD
Ellen Olafsen
World Bank
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
09:30 to 10:00

Moderated by Dave Moskovitz, Managing Director for GEN New Zealand

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Elsie Kanza
World Economic Forum
Viljar Lubi
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia
Pichet Durongkaveroj
Ministry of Digital Economy & Society
Dave Moskovitz
Startup New Zealand
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
09:30 to 12:00

Led by Global Business Angels Network (GBAN)
By invitation only

This session will focus on GBAN member activities for the upcoming year. Members will have an opportunity to collaborate on shared goals to further the next movement in global angel investing.

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 3 Level 2
Candace Johnson
European Business Angels Network (EBAN)
Claire Munck
Be Angels
Jonathan Ortmans
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
10:00 to 10:15

Adrian Gore, Group Chief Executive, Discovery

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Adrian Gore
Discovery
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
10:15 to 11:00
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Mawande Mpungose
GHEA Live Pty LTD
Billy Hadlow
Khaya power
Manshesht Sharma
meetHere
Carolina Medina
Agruppa
Simbarashe Chimhandamba
Urban Grown Organics
Konstantin Berezin
BrighTap
Jeff Nuechterlein
Nue Capital LLC
Christopher Schroeder
Startup Rising
Steven Rodriguez
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
11:00 to 11:10

Never Offline: customer-centric healthcare and personalized medicine – the future is already here

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Yossi Bahagon
OurCrowd
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
11:10 to 11:40

Larry Jacob, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications at the Kauffman Foundation, will sit down with Chris Schroeder, Author of "Startup Rising," and Ali Sabanci, Chairman of Pegasus Airlines, to discuss their insights into opportuniti

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Ali Sabanci
Pegasus Airlines // TOBB Young Entrepreneurs Council
Christopher Schroeder
Startup Rising
Larry Jacob
Kauffman Foundation
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
11:15 to 12:00

Led by Ali Sabanci, Founder and CEO, Pegasus Airlines 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
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 -
11:30 to 11:40

Jeff Hoffman, Serial entrepreneur and Co-Founder, Colorjar

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Jeff Hoffman
ColorJar LLC
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
11:50 to 12:10

 Global Entrepreneurship Network President Jonathan Ortmans will formally pass the GEC host torch to the Turkish  delegation, represented by Ali Sabanci, for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress to be held in Istanbul in March 2018.

 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Ali Sabanci
Pegasus Airlines // TOBB Young Entrepreneurs Council
Lindiwe Zulu
Department of Small Business Development
Kizito Okechukwu
SEA Africa
Jonathan Ortmans
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
12:00 to 14:00
Venue: Sandton City Convention Center, Exhibition Hall - Pitch Corner 1 (level 0)
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
12:00 to 14:00
Venue: Sandton City Convention Center, Exhibition Hall - Pitch Corner 2 (level 0)
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
12:15 to 13:00
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:00 to 14:50

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 5
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:00 to 14:00

The purpose of this stage is to cater to entrepreneurs who may not have received an opportunity to participate in various GEC competitions prior to January 2017. Top pitchers get to proceed to Stage 3.

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

Powered by Microsoft & Telkom

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 4
Nkululeko Silimela
Nkusi IT
SAYU ABEND
SPACEPOINTE LTD
Ezana Raswork
Africa 118
Litha Kutta
Telkom
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:00 to 15:00

Innovations in Early Stage Investing
Join other investors and professionals in early-stage investing and work together hands-on, brainstorm new ways to solve old problems, and learn from peers around the world about unique challenges and opportunities.

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 3 Level 2
Ayse Inal
RA Capital
Karen Wilson
OECD
Paulo Andrez
GEN Portugal
Collins Onuegbu
Signal Alliance/lagos Angel Network
Craig Mullett
Branison Group
Claire Munck
Be Angels
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:00 to 13:50

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 2 Level 2
Kelly G. Shaver
College of Charleston; MindCette, LLC
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:00 to 13:50

Enterprise is a crucial engine of economic growth.

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 4 + 5
Ainsley Lloyd
The GEDI Institute
Zoltan Acs
Global Entrepreneurship & Development Institute
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:00 to 15:00

Global Entrepreneurship Network and Kauffman Foundation

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

Powered by Transnet

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Bill Gallagher Room Level 2
Douglas Boateng
SBL UNISA
David Weng
Asia Silicon Valley Development Initiative
Dikko Umaru Radda
Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria
Julius Muia
Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat
Harvey Marole
Transnet SOC Ltd
Mmadiboka Chokoe
Transnet SOC Ltd
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:00 to 13:50

Endeavor, Shanduka Black Umbrellas, SiModisa and SAB 

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 2 + 3
Didem Altop
Endeavor Turkey
Seapei Mafoyane
Shanduka Black Umbrellas
JF Gauthier
Startup Genome
Matsi Modise
SiMODiSA
Ayanda Allie Paine
Now Media
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:00 to 13:50

Registering a business? Keep it simple!
Powered by UNCTAD

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 2 + 3
Julien BORNON
United Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:00 to 13:50

Led by Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 1
Happy Ralinala
Barclays Africa Group Limited
Yogavelli Nambiar
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
13:00 to 13:50

In this masterclass session, Mathew Sedze will take attendees through some of the products and tools that Facebook and Instagram have put in place to allow entrepreneurs to both grow and enhance their businesses.

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Matthew Sedze
Facebook
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
14:00 to 14:50

Powered by Microsoft

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 6 + 7
Alison Gilwald
Research ICT Africa
Stephen Kiptinness
Kiptinness & Odhiambo Associates
Robin Miller
Dalberg
John Galligan
Microsoft Corporation
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
14:00 to 14:50

This session aims to address what is Social Entrepreneurship (SE) and the ecosystem supporting SE’s. Share the examples of SE’s already operating in South Africa. Further highlight different initiatives that are in place to support SE’s. Lastly share linkages with the SE movement globally.

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Naomi Koeberg
Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)
Arthur Wade Anderson
Africa's Got Game
Sifiso Ngobese
Unconventional Media
Patmanathan Pillai
LifeCo UnLtd SA
Tracey Chambers
The Clothing Bank
Sunette Pienaar
Heartbeat
Lana Lovasic
Simanye Group
Ayanda Allie Paine
Now Media
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
14:00 to 16:00

Kelly Shaver's PPT:

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 2 Level 2
Selim Lee
Korea Entrepreneurship Foundation
Kelly G. Shaver
College of Charleston; MindCette, LLC
Immanuel Commarmond
Mindstate - Set for Growth
Fredell Jacobs
Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Johannes Lindner
Initiative for Teaching Entrepreneurship Austria / eesi of BMB / KPH Vienna&Krems
Moonsun Kim
Korea Entrepreneurship Foundation
Ivan Abraham Sandjaja
Ciputra Foundation
Fredell Jacobs
Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Philip Auerswald
Global Entrepreneurship Research Network (GERN)
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
14:00 to 14:50

Led by the World Bank Group

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 2 + 3
Natasha Kapil
World Bank
J. Gabriel Goddard
World Bank
Ellen Olafsen
World Bank
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
14:00 to 16:50

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 4 Level 2
Tatiana Krylova
UNCTAD
Alejandro Altieri
Script Sarl
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
14:00 to 14:50

Powered by Startup Nations

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 6 + 7
Nozabelo Ruth Bhengu
Parliament of the Republic of South Africa
Viljar Lubi
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia
Meredith West
U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah
Ministry of Finance
Jason Wiens
Ewing Marion Kauffman Fundation
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
15:00 to 16:00

Hosts and GEN MDs, or their technical team, will benefit from attending this session. We will go over the Country websites, walking through various features on the platform.

After the walk-through, we will open the discussion to answer additional questions.

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 5
Genesis Lodise
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
15:00 to 15:50

In this hands-on session, members of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) will show you how to define the culture and strategy of your business using Mission, Vision and Values as a compass. Participants will leave with both a started project and feedback from your peers in the room.

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 1
Brandon Dempsey
goBRANDgo!
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
15:00 to 15:50

Led by the City of Johannesburg

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Bill Gallagher Room Level 2
TRI RISMAHARINI
SURABAYA CITY GOVERNMENT
Sharon Peetz
City of Johannesburg
Julius Muia
Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat
Philip Gaskin
Kauffman Foundation
Tsholo Mogotsi
City of Johannesburg
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
15:00 to 18:30

C. Munck's PPT:

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 3 Level 2
Brett Commaille
AngelHub Ventures
Lesa Mitchell
Techstars
Craig Mullett
Branison Group
Brigitte Baumann
Go Beyond Early Stage Investing
Candace Johnson
European Business Angels Network (EBAN)
Claire Munck
Be Angels
Ben White
VC4Africa
Aun Ali Rahman
World Bank
David van Dijk
African Business Angels Network
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

Sustainable procurement is a critical matter for today's business in both public and private sector. Used to reduce costs, reduce waste, improve competitiveness and business reputation.

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Valerie Flanagan
International Labour Organization
Kamogelo Mampane
TK Global Experts
Makhosazana Masilela
Transnet SOC Ltd
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
15:00 to 15:50

Led by Gauteng Province (MEC)

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Ogone Ntwae
The Innovation Hub
Elvis Sekhaolelo
eKasi Entrepreneurs
Thakhani Makhuvha
Small Enterprise Finance Agency (sefa)
Julius Muia
Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat
Thulani Guliwe
Gauteng Enterprize Propeller
McLean Sibanda
The Innovation Hub
Mathopane Masha
Gauteng Department of Economic Development
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
16:00 to 18:00

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 2 Level 2
Bob Dorf
Co-author, "The Startup Owner's Manual"
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
16:00 to 18:30

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Boardroom 6 + 7
Manshesht Sharma
meetHere
Konstantin Berezin
BrighTap
Charles White
1 Million Cups
Lana Zumbrunn
FUSE Coworking
Kim Lane
Conductor
Steven Rodriguez
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Wed, 03/15/2017 -
16:00 to 18:30

Led by Industry Disruptors/Game Changers

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 1 Level 2
Thu, 03/16/2017 -
10:00 to 17:45
GEN ANNUAL MEETING-Invite Only
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg, South Africa
Thu, 03/16/2017 -
15:00 to 15:50

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

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre - Pavilion Level 5
Daniel Isenberg
Columbia Business School
Fri, 03/17/2017 -
18:00 to 20:50

Led by Global Entrepreneurship Network in partnership with the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation and MindCette.

Venue: Private
Anders Hoffmann
Danish Business Authority
Larry Jacob
Kauffman Foundation
Philip Gaskin
Kauffman Foundation
Genevieve Edens
Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs
Jarmo Eskelinen
Future Cities Catapult
JF Gauthier
Startup Genome
Kelly G. Shaver
College of Charleston; MindCette, LLC
Immanuel Commarmond
Mindstate - Set for Growth
Karen Wilson
OECD
Victor Hwang
Kauffman Foundation
Ellen Olafsen
World Bank
Malavika Kumaran
MaRS Data Catalyst
Fredell Jacobs
Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Christopher Schroeder
Startup Rising
Johannes Lindner
Initiative for Teaching Entrepreneurship Austria / eesi of BMB / KPH Vienna&Krems
Ken Krull
Quatere
Peter Komives
Global Entrepreneurship Network
Ainsley Lloyd
The GEDI Institute
Moonsun Kim
Korea Entrepreneurship Foundation
Tatiana Krylova
UNCTAD
Rhett Morris
Endeavor Insight
Ivan Abraham Sandjaja
Ciputra Foundation
Philip Auerswald
Global Entrepreneurship Research Network (GERN)
Zoltan Acs
Global Entrepreneurship & Development Institute
Cristina A. Fernandez
Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN)
Fredell Jacobs
Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Anthony Farr
Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Jonathan Ortmans
Global Entrepreneurship Network