Beyond 4.0 tour kicks off successfully
Saturday the 8th of December 2018 saw scores of eager and ambitious entrepreneurs gather at the Sun Maslow Hotel in Sandton to attend the launch of Beyond 4.0 – The Future is Here tour. The event, which was hosted by popular South African businessman mogul Lebo Gungulaza, was the first leg of what will eventually be a tour that will be taking place over 20 cities across the country. Gunguluza, who is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Gem (Gunguluza Enterprises and Media) Group says the aim of the tour is to help entrepreneurs learn how to access funding and learn about digital entrepreneurship.
“Between 2019 and 2020 there’s an opportunity for R 2.2 billion in access for black entrepreneurs. That is why it is important that we have the team that will teach you how to access those funds but also in the process help you to build a sustainable, smart business,” Gunguluza addressed the audience.
Amongst the speakers of the day’s event were business and tax advisory Tshepo Nonyane, funding specialist Sammy Mokgoatsane, Lerato Dontache of Thriving.Network and Maudi Lentsoane of Lehumo Investments.
Attendee and founder of Tour Guide, Thabo Mkombe, said the event was an eye opener for him as he learned very useful tips regarding compliance and how to access funding.
“I learned a lot today especially about compliance, tax evasion and so much more. Now I know so much more about how to approach funders and the dos and don’ts of business,” explained Mkombe.
The event wrapped up with a pitching session, in which over R 400 000 was given to one of the attendees, Xolile Thabethe of Fill Up, whose pitch was about starting a petrol app which will allow drivers to fill up on petrol at their convenience.