Riversands Incubation Hub is set to host its third annual FundEX event at Riversands on Thursday 16 August 2018. This year’s theme ‘Secrets of Scale’ will unpack what it takes to build a ‘fundable’ business and will feature a line-up of entrepreneurs who have used their funding received to build strong, sustainable businesses.
Last year’s FundEX brought together more than 600 entrepreneurs seeking funding for business expansion.
“We measure the success of FundEX against the number of entrepreneurs who secure funding after the event. Contrary to popular belief, there is funding available. This event aims to provide practical guidance on what funding is available and what it takes to access this capital,” says Jenny Retief, CEO of Riversands Incubation Hub.
While Riversands does not providing funding, the organisation plays a role in bridging the gap between entrepreneurs and the many players in the funding space.
This year’s FundEX will extend beyond the one-day event and includes 10 places for entrepreneurs to work with a finance coach with insights from funding experts to prepare for funding. “We will walk this funding journey with these selected entrepreneurs,” adds Retief. Entrepreneurs attending FundEX can apply to be selected for this ‘fast-track’ process.
Entrepreneurs will also have the opportunity to interact with a variety of funders including banks, government funders and alternative funding platforms in the funders’ lounge during the show. Appointments with funders can be booked on the day, with the lounge opening at 10h00 and running to 15h00.
The one-day event runs from 09h00 to 16h00 and is open to the public, with tickets available online at www.fundex.co.za priced at R750 per head.