Johannesburg, 20 July 2017 – FundEX 2017 hosted at Riversands Incubation Hub is set for Thursday 17 August 2017. The one-day conference and expo showcases a wide spectrum of funders with the aim of exposing entrepreneurs to the many funding opportunities available.

Funders Lounge – sharpen those business plans

We open the Funders Lounge from 10h00 to 15h00 to allow entrepreneurs to book one-on-one 10-minute appointments with representatives from government funders and commercial banks. Access to the Funders Lounge is exclusively available to FundEX ticket holders.

Programme highlights – expert speakers on funding!

Backing the SME – 10h20 – 11h00
Zizipho Nyanga, Chief Executive Officer, Masisizane

Established in 2007 by Old Mutual, Masisizane is a non-profit company that provides loan financing, business support and mentorship to high-potential black-owned SMMEs. Nyanga discusses the company’s investment criteria, relevant sectors and insights from almost a decade of investing in small business.

How to become an inner-city property entrepreneur – 11h15 – 11h50
Linda Dotwana, TUHF

Property entrepreneurs see opportunities where others don’t. Dotwana explains how TUHF provides access to finance for aspirant property entrepreneurs while redefining South Africa’s inner cities and creating affordable living spaces.

Government incentives unpacked – 13h30 – 14h15
Nadia Rawjee, Director of Strategy and Finance Uzenzele Holdings

Government offers exciting funding avenues for ambitious entrepreneurs looking to scale their businesses. Rawjee discusses two newer Department of Trade and Industry incentive schemes that offer funding for black-owned business – the Black Industrialists Programme (BIP) and the Agro-processing Support Scheme.

Digital disruption and your business – 16h00 – 16h30
Vernon de Wet, Head of Business Development, Retail Capital

The funding landscape is ever changing with the acceleration and adoption of financial technology. Fintech companies are making access to funding much easier for savvy entrepreneurs looking to raise capital. As a business owner, gaining a better understanding of the future of digital disruption will also help you meet evolving customer needs.

Secure your tickets

The one-day expo and conference runs from 09h00 to 17h00 and is open to the public, with tickets available online at for R200. If you don’t have a credit card but would still like to attend you can – simply pay R250 at the door on arrival.