Caban Investments invites you to pitch your idea – established or not – to a panel of esteemed judges for a chance to win one of three prizes worth R275 000 to make your idea a reality – or to accelerate an existing idea. 

The panel will give you on the spot feedback as to how to improve on your business idea and pitch. Spectators will also have access to this invaluable insight, so make sure to pop in and have a listen. 

|| The Prizes ||

1. First prize is an investment of R150 000 worth of services based on the business needs. 
2. Second prize is an investment of R75 000 worth of services based on the business needs. 
3. Third prize is an investment of R50 000 worth of services based on the business needs

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GREAT ENTREPRENEURS START WITH BRAND I®   CATHERINE GRENFELL

Famous Radio Presenter & Producer Catherine Grenfell walks you through the importance of building yourself into a well known and respected brand using social media to power the growth of your company.   With step by step tips and tricks from Cath’s decade of experience working alongside personalities like DJ Fresh, Roger Goode, Gareth Cliff and other household names at the nation’s most popular young adult radio station 5FM.


DESIGNING YOUR PIONEER NATION FOR 2017 & BEYOND   CAL BRUNS

Learn Human Centered Design techniques you can apply to build your own businesses as you participate in this highly interactive workshop designing the future of Pioneer Nation with the founder of the movement, Cal Bruns.  This is your ideal chance to be a part of building the Pioneer Nation of tomorrow.


DISCOVER YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL SELF    ELLI YIANNAKARIS & CAROL WILLIAMS RAYMOND ACKERMAN ACADEMY

Introduce yourself to to entrepreneurship & the characteristics of an entrepreneur via an innovative musical technique. Develop your own workable vision, mission and big idea canvas and learn the art of identifying possibility.  Learn to see possibility instead of impossibility in any given situation; in this workshop you’ll acquire practical ways to develop this way of thinking which can build your start up faster!


THE POWER OF STORYTELLING    RED BULL AMAPHIKO SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACADEMY GRADUATES

This workshop will enable and equip you with the knowledge and tools to create and spread your story and build your brand with a clear communications strategy. Every entrepreneur faces the same challenge: to tell their story to the right audience in the right way, to engage and inspire them into action. As a brand that has built its business by telling inspiring stories, Red Bull can make a unique contribution to young entrepreneurs by sharing this knowledge. 


BECOMING A SMALL SUPPLIER TO A BIG RETAILER    PNP SMALL SUPPLIERS ACADEMY GRADUATES

 Nthmbenhle Khthwane, Mmoni Sehlapelo, Portia M & Sibisiso Tshabalala

How do I break into one of the big retailers and grow my business exponentially?   What do I need to do now to be ready to deliver when I get the first order? How can I build my brand from the start to be attractive to a big retailer?  Equip yourself with answers in this panel discussion with entrepreneurs who’ve been in your shoes before but are now successfully in the PnP supplier network. 


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HOW TO PITCH YOUR BUSINESS    THOKOZA MJO

Do you know how to pitch your business and make it irresistible to a potential investor in 30 seconds?  In 3 minutes?   Thokoza’s highly interactive workshop teaches you how to focus and build your start up by focusing and clearly articulating your business. Some of the graduates from her course are speakers in this year’s Festival so she knows her stuff!


SHOW ME THE MONEY    SHAKA SISULU

Don’t just start up—stay up!  FYI this was one of the most popular workshops in 2015—so Afri-Entrepreneur Shaka Sisulu returns to teach the principals of successfully running your small enterprise.  Spoiler alert—it’s all about Cash Flow.  Shaka makes it highly entertaining and educational as you learn from his mistakes how to master cash flow as a small business.  Pick up valuable tips on how sell to your clients in a way that maximizes cash flow and how to design your businesses DNA around generating cash flow.


DEEP INSIGHTS = DOPE START UPS      NTHATO MALOPE

What you don’t understand WILL kill your business.   In this workshop Nthato walks you through the business value of valuable, tangible, relevant consumer insights and how to convert those into partners in growing businesses.  You’ll walk away knowing how to connect the dots in new ways to create a long term growth curve for your enterprise.


The Business of Music    Red Bull Music Academy

Being a talented musician is only a part of the music game anymore. Super entrepreneurs are emerging in every country to build powerful brands in new ways as the industry continues to evolve rapidly.  The Red Bull Music Academy experts will lead you through a workshop that will cover the vast array of business opportunities as they take you through the complexity of building music into an enterprise.  


INSIGHTS FROM THE FAST COMPANY MAGAZINE EDITOR’S DESK      EVANS MANYONGA

Every month Fast Company Magazine profiles the pitfalls and eye-popping successes of entrepreneurs from every corner of the world.   In this workshop, the SA Editor Evans Manyonga has pulled together his top 10 list of most valuable tips for young South African Pioneers and will answer questions from the audience on specific issues facing young entrepreneurs in SA today.