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Why Entrepreneurship is important for the SA economy: 1 September

Date: 2017-09-01

Start Time: 7:30 am

End Time: 10:00 am

Join us for breakfast on Friday 1 September for a dynamic panel discussion featuring Richard Mukheibir (MD Cash Converters), Pavlo Phitidis (CEO Aurik Business Accelerator), Craig Rivett (Economist & Digital Entrepreneur) and Jon Foster-Pedley (Dean of Henley Business School).

About our panelists:

Richard Mukheibir

  • co-founder and Managing Director of Cash Converters Southern Africa

  • Director of True North Holdings, True North Franchising, Cash Converters Southern Africa, Cash Converters Advertising, and Quickdraw Holdings Southern Africa

  • served on boards of Postnet SA, Sport for All, and

  • experience in retail franchising, IT systems, financial forecasts and project management

  • drives business profitability through benchmarking financial metrics


Pavlo Phitidis

  • entrepreneurial evangelist

  • CEO of Aurik Business Accelerator

  • regular commentator on entrepreneurship on 702 Talk Radio and 567 Cape Talk Radio

  • works with big business to turn their enterprise development and preferential procurement spend into strategic business opportunities to score business results and compliance points


Craig Rivett

  • economist, turned serial social and digital entrepreneur

  • former consultant in healthcare, telecoms and competition economics

  • part of Project Isizwe (NPO) – Africa’s largest open access free WiFi network for the underprivileged

  • co-founder of Namola, Happimo NPO, AvoChoc and Inqaku

  • developer of Apps for social good, such as the Namola Safety App