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Where do innovative and revolutionary business ideas come from?

How can I become more innovative?

How do I find innovative team for my company?

What makes innovators different?

Can I learn to be innovative?

This short-course helps entrepreneurs learn to achieve breakthrough insights on how to be innovative through self-assessment, catalytic questioning, deep observation, diverse networking, and rapid experimentation.

Innovative entrepreneurs act differently to think differently and, in the end, they make a significant impact.

Every great innovator, from Nicola Tesla to Elon Musk, to Evelyn Gitau, excels at asking the right questions.

Day-in and day-out they seek provocative new insights by getting out of their offices and into the real world, actively observing, networking, and experimenting to generate valuable new ideas. By doing so, they improve our lives and grow our economy, finding new solutions to the most challenging problems we face.

Innovators are often creative people. But to take a clever idea and actually make it a marketable product requires a bit more than mere invention.

To apply online —> Online Application Form

What you will learn?

These focus areas of this course includes developing key innovation skills such as:

  • Questioning the status quo;
  • Observing the world like anthropologists;
  • Networking with diverse people to get new ideas;
  • Experimenting in small, fast, and cheap ways to reach novel solutions; and
  • Connecting typically unconnected insights to deliver disruptive new business ideas.

This highly interactive program will help you to:

  • Gain deeper insight into your unique innovation skill strengths;
  • Build questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting capabilities to surface new ideas and value-creating innovations;
  • Practice questioning skills intensively through individual and group exercises;
  • Apply skills to a real individual challenge; and
  • Evolve your existing company culture to better foster these five skills.

Timetable

MonthDayAgendaTimeLecturer
November3Induction Class1830 – 2030Roche Mamabolo
7Questioning and Observation0900 – 1430Roche Mamabolo
10Tutorial: Questioning and Observation1830 – 2030Roche Mamabolo
14Networking and Experimenting0900 – 1430Roche Mamabolo
17Tutorial: Networking and Experimenting1830 – 2030Roche Mamabolo
21Connecting0900 – 1430Roche Mamabolo
24Tutorial: Connecting1830 – 2030Roche Mamabolo
 28Assignment Presentations0900 – 1430Roche Mamabolo

Case Studies we will go through

We will focus on the following case studies:

  • William Kamkwamba
  • Richard Turere
  • Natalie Bitature
  • Laduma Ngxokolo
  • Steve Jobs
  • Lilian Makoi Rabi
  • Elon Musk
  • Nicola Tesla
  • Jeff Bezos
  • Ratan Tata
  • Kelvin Doe

Who will benefit?

Entrepreneurs and managers:

Discover what causes customers to buy your products and why, and predict when disruption will happen.

Learn how to be disruptive in your industry and how to create new markets for your business instead of competing for already existing markets in an already saturated industry.

Aspiring Entrepreneurs:

Those who are working full time in a company but wish to start and run their businesses.

Rates

Cost: R2, 500 [Registration: R1,000, balance is payable at the end of the programme]

Special discount if you bring another entrepreneur

If you bring another entrepreneur, you will both get a discount of R500. This means that your tuition for both of you will be R2,000 instead of R2,500

To apply online —> Online Application Form

Other details

Length: One Month [November]

Class Dates: 03, 07, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 November 2020. [See Timetable above]

Class Times: Saturday times 0900 – 1430 and Tuesday tutorials 18:00 to 20:30

Facilitator: Dr. Roche Mamabolo 

The classes are offered online through Zoom platform.

To apply online —> Online Application Form

Application and registration deadline: Monday, 02 November 2020 [Classes commences on Tuesday, 03 November 2020]

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