Friday, May 23, 2014

News Of A Business Competition For Entrepreneurs and Highlights From The Hookup Dinner Durban

Last night was 'The Hook Up Dinner Durban' something that has started to become a big event for Durban.
What is it?  Well it involves a number of inspiring entrepreneurs who come together monthly to network and also to pitch.  The winner gets a nice cash infusion for their business.

(Entrepreneurs enjoy a networking mixer where they each have 1 minute to tell the group what they do.)

The event involves Pitches by Entrepreneurs, Audience Feedback on Pitches, Networking Mixers a Guest Speaker and then the winner is announced. After that more networking.  Add in drinks and meals and sounds like a wonderful enivornment for entrepreneurs.

The event is held at The Factory Cafe a local hive of entrepreneurs in the daytime.  It features free wi-fi and great coffee for customers.  We first heard from Arno from The Factory Cafe about their coffee and also how Fair Trade coffee works in the industry.

The Hookup Dinner had some great pitches including the winning one which featured branded tablets for companies.  Well done to Thembi for her winning pitch.

We also heard from the guest speaker Thulani Cele, former Chairman of the Franchising Assocation of South Africa.  He reminded us, 'If you have an idea there are people around you that can help you get to where you want to be.'  Wise words indeed.

Good news for Entrepreneurs.  Win your share of R6million in business support.

SAB KickStart has a great competition that you can enter.
You can find all the details here -
Deadline is 30 May 2014.

The Hookup Dinner happens around the country so tell your friends.
Find your local Hookup Dinner here -
Coming to Port Elizabeth on 26th May
Useful contact details
Twitter@DrLifesgud or @TheHookupDinner

If you would like to pitch at The Hookup Dinner, upload your pitch on their YouTube Channel
JustPitchTVZA using the hashtag for your region eg #THUDJozi

Article and Image by +Fred Felton

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