Pioneer Nation  inspires, connects and empowers young entrepreneurs.

It's not about starting up

It's about staying up!

You want to unleash the Pioneer in you, this is the place to be.  Levi's Pioneer Nation is completely unique; it's a fully interactive 2 day festival of inspiration and learning that brings together the largest collection of under 30's entrepreneurs in South Africa.  

Learn and network with 40  South African entrepreneurs across diverse industries. They will be sharing their unique stories and hard earned wisdom on 2 stages and in more intimate sofa sessions. Build skills by participating in workshops hosted by experts like Afri-entrepreneur Shaka Sisulu, Radio expert Catherine Grenfell, Red Bull Amaphiko Social Entrepreneurship Academy, Fast Company Magazine, Pick n Pay Small Supplier Programme, and others. Hone yourself in SpeedMentoring Sessions. Connect and network with 1500 other passionate productive young SA Pioneers.

Success isn’t a car you can’t really afford. Instead it’s the ability to go from one failure to the next with no loss of enthusiasm. The Pioneer knows that this game is a hustle. Understands sacrifice. The Pioneer turns down the attractive salary and security of a corporate gig for the chance of creating something that reflects who they are and is true to their beliefs. The Pioneer chooses to live frugally, while working harder, in order to make a difference in the lives of those around them.

The Pioneer understands that by living a few years of their lives like most people wont; they can then spend the rest of their lives like most people can’t.

Forget that three-piece suit and 9-5 life;  young entrepreneurs live in Levi’s ®. After all we're creating a new world here, not managing the old one. In fact, if you’re still reading this then you’ve already got your hand up; so get your Festival ticket and consider yourself fast-tracked. Step up onto the shoulders of our featured Pioneer entrepreneurs and take in the view. Now it’s up to you where you decide to go to from here…