Johannesburg, 28 July 2017 – Riversands Incubation Hub is set to host its second FundEX event at Riversands on Thursday 17 August 2017.

The inaugural FundEX held in November 2016 attracted more than 500 entrepreneurs seeking practical advice on securing funding for their business. This year’s one-day conference and expo builds on last year’s success and will once again highlight funding opportunities available from banks, government funders and alternative funding platforms.

“Access to finance remains a major frustration and growth inhibitor for small business. Yet, there is funding available. This event aims to provide guidance for entrepreneurs on what finance is available, what funders are looking for and how to better prepare for funding. While Riversands does not provide funding whatsoever, we believe that we can play a role in bringing together many players in the funding space,” says Jenny Retief, CEO of Riversands Incubation Hub.

Also back due to popular demand is the funders lounge where entrepreneurs book a one-on-one consultation with a funding expert. “Despite the array of information online, speaking to a funder face-to-face is incredibly valuable. We are looking to extend the funders lounge in 2017 to accommodate more entrepreneurs.” 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 17h00 and is open to the public, with tickets available online at with tickets priced at R200 per head. Riversands Incubation Hub is located off William Nicol Drive near Dainfern.

About Riversands Incubation Hub

Riversands Incubation Hub is a ground-breaking initiative with the scale to have a real economic impact by supporting small businesses, fostering job creation and alleviating poverty. The Riversands initiative was catalysed in 2015 through a private-public partnership between Century Property Developments and National Treasury’s Jobs Fund. Established and start-up small businesses are accommodated at Riversands for a period of up to three years in subsidised premises with access to business support services. The campus is currently home to over 150 small businesses. For more information visit:

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