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+27 (0) 11 463 7602
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events@22onsloane.co

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 11 2018
  • Time: 02:00 - 08:00
The Atrium @ 22 ON SLOANE

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The Atrium @ 22 ON SLOANE
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Date

May 11 2018

Time

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cost

Free

Startup Nations Policy Hackathon

The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Africa, the World Bank, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) South Africa and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), have partnered together to host a Startup Nations Policy Hackathon.

GEN Africa has partnered with Startup Nations SA, representatives from the World Bank and UNCTAD to participate in a series of policy hacks in South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Botswana and Kenya.  The objectives of the hacks is to support and influence policy engagements and to follow through on implementing ideas generated by the African Entrepreneurship Policy Forum hosted recently in Kigali.

The policy hack concept is focused on real policy challenges, actual implementation and impact; results produced from the hack should be tested in an identified area.

22 ON SLOANE will host The Startup Nation Policy Hack in South Africa on the 11th May 2018 and it will focus on themes identified through a consultative process between the IDC, the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD), the World Bank and UNCTAD representatives.  The themes identified include the following:

  • Reducing barriers to entry for start-ups (e.g. company registration process, regulatory burden, tax burden)
  • Reducing late invoice payments (from public to private sector)
  • Monitoring and evaluating 30% procurement and access to markets from SMMEs and cooperatives
  • Reducing trade barriers between regional blocs in Africa (SADC, EAC, ECOWAS)
  • Implementing entrepreneurship education in basic education curriculums
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Hourly Schedule

08:00 - 08:30
Registration
08:30 - 09:00
Light Breakfast
09:00 - 09:05
Welcome & Introductions
Stuart Bartlett, Department Head: Development Impact – Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)
09:10 - 09:20
Accelerating High Growth Businesses: A Case Study by The World Bank
Ellen Olafsen, Senior Private Sector Specialist: Southern Africa Unit – The World Bank
09:20 - 09:30
Keynote Address
Minister Lindiwe Zulu, Department of Small Business Development (DSBD)
09:30 - 10:50
Policy Hackathon
10:50 - 11:15
Presentations
11:15 - 11:30
Panel Feedback
11:30 - 12:00
Short Tea Break
12:00 - 12:30
Final Presentations
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 13:45
Regrouping
13:45 - 14:00
Closing Remarks and Awards
Professor Edith Vries, Director General - DSBD