The StartUp Revolution: IE Workshop (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) is our 4th Annual Entrepreneurship Workshop. Last year we hosted 20 exceptional entrepreneurs and thought-leaders.

The content changes and is updated every year, if you attended the previous workshops, even more reasons to attend this year’s workshop.

This year is going better:

  • New thinking in imagining the future of entrepreneurship
  • Improved content;
  • Practical case study on innovation;
  • A guest entrepreneur;
  • Two Books: The StartUp Revolution: Fit In or Stand Out; and Turning Into Passion

I love innovators and entrepreneurs. Not only do they bring the promise of rapid growth and real change, but everything is up for grabs to them.

Businesses that start with a clean sheet of paper have the difficult task of paying the bills, but they also have the luxury of ignoring yesterday in order to focus exclusively on tomorrow. This workshop is for those who are passionate about ideas, problem solving and want to start/grow their businesses to the next level.

Through the years, I have started a bunch of companies and enjoyed brainstorming with the people who have launched companies big and small. I mentor a number of startup entrepreneurs and worked with startups in other African countries.

What is the Course Content for the day?

  • Case study on Innovation
  • Tools of Entrepreneurs
  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution [Industry 4.0]
  • Exponential Technology
  • The Second Curve
  • The New Phase of the Startup Revolution
  • Innovator’s Dilemmas and Challenges
  • How to best to set-up your Social Enterprise
  • Disruption and How to disrupt
  • How to think big
  • Abundance
  • Why building the future matters
  • Adjusting the Course. Nature does not allow the vacuum
  • Innovation, Creating Scarcity
  • The Art of Pitching and Storytelling
  • Essentialism and the art of focusing on one thing
  • Permission and Trust
  • Raising Money and Cash Flow
  • Guest Speaker: An Entrepreneur
  • Two Books: The StartUp Revolution by Roche Mamabolo and Turning Passion Into Profit by Jabu Stone

What are the workshop details

Date: Friday, 16 June 2017

Time: 09h00 – 18h00

Number of delegates: 20 only (First come, first serve)

Venue: Midrand

How much does it cost?

A lot. R800. Not R799 or R750 or some clever amount. And it is not just the money, it is the time you will be spending as well.

There are two reasons for this fee. The first is that this workshop requires a significant amount of commitment. Not only time, but the decision to overcome your status quo. One way we can make that likely to happen is to raise the stakes.

If this sort of change or investment is too much, we totally get it. This workshop probably is not for you. The good news is that all the content is in the world, free online or in accessible books. There are no secrets.

You are paying for the experience of being in the same room with other change-makers, discussing how to challenge and overcome your status quo. It is difficult to put a price for that.

The cost includes:

  • Access to the workshop material;
  • Two books: The StartUp Revolution and Turning Profit Into Passion Book
  • Guest Speaker;
  • Refreshments; and
  • Lunch.

How do I sign up?

This workshop is for doers. If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply.

To sign up: please send an email to roche.mamabolo@gmail.com

Who is the Guest Speaker?

The guest speaker to be confirmed. We will have a thought-leader, an entrepreneur to share their thoughts on their journey, challenges and successes and tell stories of how they overcame their failures.

What does the books entail?

The books to be handed out to entrepreneurs:

The StartUp Revolution: Fit In or Stand Out – Roche Mamabolo

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For more information on the book, following this link: The StartUp Revolution: Fit In or Stand Out.

Turning Passion Into Profit – Jabu Stone


For more information on Jabu Stone’s new book: Turning Passion Into Profit.

How is the program structured?

There is a video case study, there is a guest speaker, there is presentation of coursework and there are group case studies and discussion. It’s about practical application.

The first hours of the workshop we will talk about the fourth industrial revolution, and what it means for entrepreneurship, the updated startup revolution, the future of the revolution, organisation, innovation, storytelling (to the public and to the investment community), the economic structure of your offering (free, expensive or in-between) and strategy and tools of entrepreneurs.

I’m very interested in helping entrepreneurs see the relationship between identifying problems and building solutions. There will certainly be a bias toward businesses that can solve major continental problems, use technology and can grow to employ more people, but not exclusively.

A startup is a special moment of time, when all decisions are on the table, when the entrepreneur has 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 an entrepreneur can re-architect and re-organise their plans to make them considerably more likely to succeed; and
  • Helping entrepreneurs engage with other entrepreneurs in the same stage of development to help them dramatically increase their skills at the same time help them.

What will the typical day look like?

We will start outlining the future of entrepreneurship, the major challenges faced by the world and how the new breed of entrepreneurs should solve them and from there we will watch a video documentary of how entrepreneurs are introducing products to save the world and in the process making money followed by a class discussion.

There will be a lot of presentation of practical workshop material and discussions.

You will spend the day with other attendees in small group work, designing multiple scenarios to present to the class at the end of the day.

After-Workshop-Session is optional where a guest entrepreneur will share his/her business experience, and we will also assist groups as they work through choices and pitches.

The workshop is limited to 15 people only so that it can be manageable, intimate and efficient. First come, first serve.

Refreshments will be served. Pen and pad will be provided.

Who will present the workshop?

I will present the workshop, I have presented this workshop before for the past three years, and in the process have presented similar topics for the past 10 years.

For my resume, please follow this link: Roche Mamabolo profile

There will be a guest speaker who will be announced in due course.

Who is the ideal candidate for this workshop?

This is for:

  • Entrepreneurs;
  • Social entrepreneurs;
  • Managers;
  • Artists;
  • Innovators;
  • Designers;
  • builders;
  • Doers; and
  • Makers.

Our alumni are from various organisations.

Typical participants have at least 2 to 10 years of work or entrepreneurship experience.

Past delegates have come from industries including:

  • Technology;
  • Communications;
  • Consumer Products;
  • Financial;
  • Manufacturing;
  • Nonprofit;
  • Consulting;
  • Law/Legal Services;
  • Raw Materials/Energy; and
  • Retail.

Regardless of industry or job function, this workshop is for people in a hurry to create disruptive change. It is for change-makers who want to sharpen their strategic thinking and add more frameworks to their toolbox.

How do I get to the venue?

3 Tybalt Place, Waterfall Office Park, Bekker Road, Vorna Valley, Midrand.

The venue is accessible and is central, between Pretoria and Johannesburg. There is secured covered parking at the venue.

This workshop is for people who are willing to invest in their career growth. Your mind will be stretched, you will be challenged, but you will be exposed to new thinking, and you will have fun.

Looking forward to seeing you leap.

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