Brought to you by The LORA Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The StartUp Revolution is a one day startup workshop on entrepreneurship and innovation.
The workshop takes place on Saturday, June 16, in Midrand [Johannesburg] from 0900 to 1600 and is limited to Ten  delegates only at R150. First come, first served.
If you know someone who might benefit from this, I hope you will tell them about it.
This is for you if:
- You are ready to think hard about creating a startup;
- You are about to leave your job and start something new;
- You already have a new business but you don’t have a lot of revenue yet and you are open and able to change everything;
- You are looking to join a startup at the very earliest stages and want to either find some partners or think harder about what works and what doesn’t; and
- It is even useful for the leader of a team of an existing startup that has resources but needs a new path to success.
This event is not inexpensive, but starting a new business is not either. It is not for everyone, but I’m hoping to a find a 10 entrepreneurs who want to more deeply understand the strategic and marketing decisions that go into building a business that thrives.
1. The Startup Revolution
2. Freelancer or Entrepreneur?
3. Exponential Technology
4. Catalytic Innovation
5. Appealing to Consumers
6. Permission and Trust
7. Raising Money and Cash Flow
8. Advertising and Competitors
9. Making Ideas Travel
10. Building systems and processes
11. Creating a culture for your startup
12. How to measure your success
The will discuss various case-studies, we will watch various entrepreneurship videos and exercises.
The first hours of the workshop we will talk about strategy, ways to go to market, organisation, bootstrapping, raising money [pros or cons or how], storytelling [to the public and to the investment community], the economic structure of your offering [free, expensive or in-between] and staffing choices.
I’m very interested in helping you see the relationship between scale and resources and effort.
There will certainly be a bias toward businesses that use can grow to employ more people, but not exclusively. I also have a bias toward bootstrapping, but having raised money, can share insight there as well.
A startup is a special moment of time, when all decisions are on the table, when you have a clean sheet of paper to think hard about strategy and how you will create value.
I’m most interested in two things:
- Discussing how you can re-architect and re-organise your plans to make them considerably more likely to succeed
- Helping you engage with other entrepreneurs in the same stage of development to help you dramatically increase your skills at the same time you help them.
I have a few business plans to share for new businesses that you’re welcome to take and morph and run with, and you should bring your own business plan or come ready to invent one.
I’ll be talking about innovative business ideas, websites and businesses that start from virtually nothing but scale. We won’t be spending a lot of time trying to fix your ailing (or stable) business, but we are all going to be focused on building something worth doing.
You will spend the day with other attendees in small group work, designing multiple scenarios to present to the group at the end of the day. Lunch is included.
We usually run from 09:00 to about 16:00, with group work included.
There are 10 seats, maximum.
Venue: Midrand [3 Tybalt Place, Waterfall Office Park, Bekker Road, Vorna Valley, Midrand.
The cost works out to R150 for the day, for the full day including tea and coffee but excludes lunch, please bring your own lunch.
Includes coffee and all the ideas you can take with you. In exchange, you bring your ideas, your enthusiasm and your willingness to challenge and be challenged. Because this is such a small event, ticket sales are non-refundable, but happily transferable if you can’t make it and can find someone who can.
To RSVP please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is open to 10 pathfinders who are aspire to start or continue to do work that matters.
Dr. Roche Mamabolo Profile
Roche is a qualified accountant, an entrepreneur, author, training facilitator and business mentor. He is a founder of an Entrepreneurship Academy called The LORA Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He wrote his debut book: The Start-up Revolution: Fit In or Stand Out in 2014.
He is passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation and technology. He blogs everyday, His blog [which you can find by typing “Roche Mamabolo blog” into Google] is one of the most followed in the country.
He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, innovation, leadership and most of all, changing everything.
Roche holds a B.Com (Accounting) Honours, MBA in Finance and PhD in Entrepreneurship.
Dr. Lucas Moloi Profile
Dr Moloi is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Junto Group, a young black owned and managed company with interests in Property, Entertainment, Consulting, etc.
He has previously worked with Umsobomvu Youth Fund as the quality manager, Eskom as a Quality Advisor and assisted 12 of the 42 Public FET Colleges to be ISO certified and worked with SEDA Technology Programme in assisting SME’s with Quality Management.
Dr Moloi is former Chairman of The South African Quality Institute (SAQI) since 2010. Lucas is deputy chairperson of Vuka Advisory Board of Directors for SMEs. Vuka Board is an organization that mentors, advises and directs small businesses from various industries.
He holds a Postgraduate certificate – Innovative futures, Strategic and scenario planning from Stanford University, United States of America. Lucas is also author of The Everyday Battlefield.