- The Hub Hustle: Flowing through Pricing and Value
Our hustlin’ entrepreneurs will be introduced to a brand new flow of the Hub Hustle during this upcoming session on 18 September. Together, we will be exploring the thought process behind pricing products and services, and how pricing needs to align with the overall business strategy. We’ll go on a journey through each individual’s challenges and unique hustles related to setting pricing that aligns with the value of their offerings. This flow is meant to lead us into a robust conversation shaped by perplexing questions that will really help our hustlers create the right pricing strategy for their companies. We will be communicating different ways of how to go about setting pricing, and how to think creatively in order to ultimately find success in the pricing process. Hustle and flow with us as we connect pricing and value together as part of the Impact Hub community journey!
- The Hub Hustle: Building the Dream Team
Our last Hub Hustle was amazing, a big thank you to everyone who participated. Our next Hub Hustle is on the horizon and we just wanted to give you some information on what to expect. The key component to any business is its people, and that’s what we are focusing on in the upcoming hustle. We will discuss who to hire, how to legally hire and how to draw people into your organization through compelling story telling. We couldn’t have found two people who are better to discuss these challenges than our experts this week. Let us introduce business consultant and keynote speaker Charles Hsuan, and employment law attorney Jacqui Reed. Read their bio’s below! If you can't make it here in-person, you can join through the following Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/264388403 Speaker profiles: Charles Hsuan from Flying Kite, is an experienced business consultant, podcast host and keynote speaker specialising in marketing and sales strategy for growing SMEs. Charles has worked with some of the biggest brands in SA, including Nedbank, Hirsch’s, iLEAD et al, BrightSparkz Tutors, Driven Advisory and The Daily Coffee Café Franchise Group, to name a few. Jacqui Reed is not only a graduated attorney from WITS School of Law, but she also is the founder of Reed Law Inc, a dynamic law firm specialising in corporate employment and immigration law. She is an expert in providing advice in relation to complex issues, such as employment contracts, unfair labour practice, workplace rights and many more. She will be guiding us through the does and don’ts from a legal perspective, and providing a talk on the pitfalls of employment law.
- The Hub Hustle: Business Development
I know y’all can’t wait, but don’t worry, the next Hub Hustle is coming up real soon! You might be wondering, "so, what's on the agenda this time?". Nothing less than Business Development. We are head over heels excited about having our own co-founder and network expert Lana Lovasic, accelerator specialist Mtha S. Piraya and Business coach Peter Lach share their own hustles with you soon! We’ll be discussing on how to deliver the perfect pitch, how to be the smoothest networker, and how to accelerate your business in 5 steps. It's all going down on Wednesday 24 July, 11am - 12am | Get Tickets Check out our amazing speakers → Lana Lovasic Director, Simanye Consulting | Co-Founder, Impact Hub Joburg Lana Lovasic is one of the Directors of Simanye Consulting, a business focused on strategic BEE, Social Enterprise, and Economic Development advisory services as well researching, developing and investing in innovative social enterprise models. She is also a Director and Co-Founder our very own Impact Hub Joburg!. Lana’s particular focus and interests are in innovation, social enterprise, impact investing, holistic market-led economic development, and the new economy. She has extensive on-the-ground experience in these areas, as well as in supplier and enterprise development, local content, community development, and business strategy. Change through business is her passion and she fully believes in shared value and inclusive business models as the future of business. Lana also sits on the steering committee of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs and helped found an urban agriculture business called Rooftop Roots. Lana has an MBA from the University of Geneva, Switzerland and an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, Canada. Mtha S Pitaya With a lifetime of experience in business development, Mtha S Pitaya is today the founder and Managing Director of MarkPen Services. He has been consulting business from all kinds of areas, and is a true expert when it comes to acceleration. This coming Hub Hustle, Mtha will be sharing his best tips and tricks when it comes to delivering a killer pitch - whether it’s for an investor, stakeholder or when networking. Peter Lach A Business Growth specialist and a certified business coach, Peter Lach is Founder and Principal Coach of VantageCoach Business Accelerator and is passionate about helping business owners of small and medium enterprises grow their business profitably. He helps entrepreneurs on creating winning growth strategies, scalable business models and how to build a successful team while building a sale-ready business that grows profitably without depending on the owner’s direct operational involvement. He will be teaching us how to make those first moves as a start up entrepreneur to accelerate your business, and create a strategy moving forward.
- The Hub Imbizo with Laduma Ngxokolo
The Hub Imbizo is... a gathering, an inspirational talk, and a place for chatting with the coolest South Africans who support and develop culture in our country through creative social enterprises. This Friday, we will be in conversation with the amazing Laduma about his journey with the Maxhosa brand. We'll hear how and why he started on this path, what its like to share and empower South African culture, and what the journey has been like to start and run a now internationally-acclaimed social enterprise, Maxhosa Africa by Laduma, a Xhosa-inspired knitwear band. Laduma was, and continues to be, driven to develop premium knitwear that celebrates traditional Xhosa aesthetics. He established the Maxhosa Africa brand in d 2011 with a desire to explore knitwear design solutions that would be suitable for the amakrwala (Xhosa initiates) traditional dress. As a person who has undergone this initiation ritual, he believed that he needed to develop a premium knitwear range that celebrates traditional Xhosa beadwork aesthetics, using South African mohair and wool. Since then, Laduma has received numerous achievements and captured the hearts of many fashion lovers and media from South Africa, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Oslo, Berlin and New York. Laduma won the 2015 Vogue Italia Scouting for Africa prize to showcase his collections at the Palazzo Morando Show in Milan, Italy. Furthermore, he was awarded the 2014 WeTransfer Scholarship to study masters in Material Futures at the Central St. Martins and graduated in 2016. New African Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential Africans of 2017. Through his work, Laduma is an agent of change, shifting and evolving with the changing times and further engaging in the dialogue that keeps pushing traditional culture toward the future.
- FUN Nights
Fuckup Nights is a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. Here at Impact Hub Joburg, we're inviting speakers to get up in front of a room full of strangers to share their own professional fuckup. The stories of the business that crashes and burns, the partnership deal that goes sour, the product that has to be recalled, we tell them all. Join us on the 17th of July as we celebrate our failures and learn from them!
- Design Jam Session with Facebook and Tech Entrepreneurs
Facebook in partnership with Impact Hub would like to invite you to a Design Jam session with tech entrepreneurs on data and privacy. This will be an interactive 2-hour session focused on the ethics of designing around data and privacy, with practical activities. The session aims to be an introductory session on design.
- The Hub Hustle: Marketing
Round three of The Hub Hustle is happening on 19 June right here at Impact Hub Joburg! This event was designed for all of our fellow hubbers working in shared spaces who are hustling their way to success. Here's what we'll be sharing with you: INTRO TO MARKETING Our presenters will make the marketing process more dynamic and accessible. COMMUNICATIONS: GETTING STARTED We'll talk about how to manage your online presence and become a magnet for the businesses and customers that will matter to your business. You'll hear about how to simplify complex ideas and connect with your target audiences. How does your product or service speak to your target audience? Are you effectively communicating the value and benefit that you offer? How can you position yourself strategically and effectively? If you are not able to join us in person, you can participate by joining the Zoom call linked to the event and interacting online with other hubbers across Africa and beyond! https://zoom.us/j/778740357
- Fuck Up Night Joburg- April
FuckUp Night is a global movement where stories of failed businesses and projects are told, questioned and celebrated. The first FuckUp Night happened in Mexico City in September 2012. Since then we gather every month to drink beer and listen to stories about failure. Impact Hub Joburg has been hosting FuckUp Nights since 2014 to shift the perception of failure in South Africa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. This is essentially a meet up of entrepreneurs, former entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs at heart. Our speaker for this month is Selebogo Molefe. He is better known as #DrLifesgud, an afrikan social activist who's a marketer at heart. He convenes important dialogues in entrepreneurship development. He is also a facilitator, matchmaker, speaker, writer, thought leader, strategist, advisor and mentor to organizations and entrepreneurs.
- Entrepreneurs Anonymous
Are you an entrepreneur or social entrepreneur - serial, recovering, or otherwise? Do you need a group of like-minded people to come and tell your story to and get input, feedback, or a shoulder to cry on? Then look no further! Impact Hub Joburg is now hosting a monthly self-help group for entrepreneurs. We are a small group of entrepreneurs who realized that sometimes this journey is a long, hard and lonely one and sometimes we just need to be able to de-brief with those others who are also in the trenches with us. We have therefore created this group as a safe space to help us share our darkest times as well as our successes with those who really understand the journey we are on. The sessions will be completely confidential and the max group size will be 15, so be sure to RSVP via Quicket to secure your spot: http://qkt.io/f0adx8 EA is free for Impact Hub Joburg members (including Connect members) and R125 for everyone else. Apart from this, the only requirement is that you are currently an entrepreneur / social entrepreneur and that you bring an attitude of non-judgement!
- Year-End Community Hubstravaganza
What a year of impact, innovation, and entrepreneurship it has been! It's almost 2 years in our new space and we could not have done it without you all. So, to celebrate you, our community, we are inviting you to come and join us for one heck of a celebration. We would like to thank you all for being such a significant part of our growth! Please join us for a fun afternoon and evening of food, drinks, games, karaoke (for the brave!) and mixing and mingling with your fellow community members on Friday, November 23rd starting at 3PM (going until 8PM for those who can only join after work) at Impact Hub Johannesburg. Let's have the ultimate year-end celebration night!! Any and all are welcome, but space is limited so please RSVP to [masked] (limit 2 RSVPs per person).