Business & Economy

Sunday, 14 February 2010 10:57

Rival Pioneers hosts entrepreneur event

 
{pp}Gauteng based entrepreneur support initiative Rival Pioneers is hosting a workshop to assist start-up entrepreneurs navigate the maze of bootstrapping their small business.

Gauteng based entrepreneur support initiative Rival Pioneers is hosting a workshop to assist start-up entrepreneurs navigate the maze of bootstrapping their small business. While some people may be fortunate enough to have the savvy to raise funding from banks, venture capitalists and angel investors most start-up entrepreneurs are going to have to do it the hard-way: Bootstrapping. This involves you taking the ultimate leap of faith including raiding savings, credit cards, access bonds etc just to get your business off the ground. It involves ducking and diving and cutting back on all of your vices in the slim hope that you will get the business off the ground. In a nutshell – it is one of the most terrifying and exhilirating experiences any entrepreneur will go through.

With that in mind Rival Pioneers is putting together an industry event entitled “The Bitch of Bootstrapping”. We will be bringing in a couple of speakers from different backgrounds to talk about their experiences in bootstrapping their businesses and some of the lessons they have learnt. Details of the event are below: When: 10 March 2010 Where: Old Mutual auditorium. Sandton offices Time: 6 for 6:30pm. Presentations will run for about 1 hour and then there will be some time to network afterwards. Cost: R125 per person (Price includes a drink before and after the presentation and 25% of the money raised will be donated to Adriaan Pienaars Rockstar Foundation provides full academic bursaries to exceptionally bright young girls from impoverished and disadvantaged communities in Cape Town.)

To RSVP for the event – please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A big part of the idea behind Rival Pioneers is to also provide a platform for people to network and exchange ideas so don’t run off after the presentations. Make an effort to meet new people, exchange business cards, talk about your businesses and aspirations. Look forward to seeing lots of you there!

Banking details for payment:
Rival Industrial cc
Standard Bank,
Fourways Crossing
Branch Code: 9953
Acc: 422148636

Contact information:
Rival Pioneers
Web: http://rivalpioneers.bundublog.com/
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: 082-561-1585

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