Entrepreneurship @ The Mitre
The Mitre, Cape Town
Wednesday 18 Sep 2019
17:30 - 19:30 SAST
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Bishops has a proud entrepreneurial history, from the heady exploits of A-listers like Mark Shuttleworth, to the countless unsung heroes thinking outside the box every day to build successful businesses. What is gleaned in the classrooms and corridors carries far beyond the perimeters of the school. In a country with deeply complex sociopolitical dynamics, this is important, as entrepreneurs create jobs and grow economies.
Today, education at Bishops is increasingly enmeshed with roll-up-your-sleeves entrepreneurial application.
On 18th September we will host an evening exploring the impact OD entrepreneurs can make. You will hear from ODs, each one an entrepreneur, who will exemplify what an entrepreneurial landscape has the potential to achieve, and how practical tools can help anyone on their journey.
18 Sep 2019 17:30 - 19:30 SAST
All ODs are invited to an evening of Entreprenuership at The Mitre on Wednesday 18th September. More details to follow. Entry is free, snacks and drinks will be served.
Opening: Adam Pike (1990O) Why Bishops and other private schools have such a critical role to play in South African job creation.
Luanch of the Template guru: Stephen Larkin (1990F)
Templateguru puts the entrepreneurial world’s essential documents in one place. Created by entrepreneurs who endured countless hours pretending to be experts, or paying real experts, to produce business documents, this website is a gift to all aspiring high potential entrepreneurs who should rather be focusing on their core skills.
With over 1800 document templates across nine key areas of commerce, Templateguru is a veritable storehouse of time saving and efficient operations. It not only enables founders of startups, one-man bands and garage dreamers to rely on expertise they simply do not have, it offers them tools to run and scale their businesses. The modern entrepreneur can now access everything from legal templates that will safeguard their IP to an HR agreement from their first hire to the hundredth and beyond. Creative entrepreneurs, too, have access to hundreds of financial spreadsheets that can simply be tailored with a few clicks.
The team behind Templateguru has spent thousands of man hours at considerable cost to produce quality, relevant and accurate templates for the South African entrepreneur. And it is all offered for free. The reason? Entrepreneurs are a clear way to economic growth, job creation, and industry innovation. We are serving the outliers, the 2%, and everyone else who has a vision for a better South Africa.
Journey of an OD entrepreneur: Mark Forrester (1999G)
How entrepreneurs give back: Opportunities to empower others – WP van Zyl (1997K) The start up trust and Google Adwords for Charities – Stephen Larkin