The Wits University Tshimologong Precinct will join celebrations happening across 170 countries around the world as Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off on Monday.
Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch start-ups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.
Various events are held around the world in participating countries and Tshimologong will host events under the theme “Entrepreneurship in the New Digital Landscape” as part of some of the events happening in South Africa.
“The impact of the fourth industrial revolution on society is immense as business, governments and civil society have to change the way they think and operate. Entrepreneurs need to understand the integrated ecosystem of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is disrupting the enterprise and the new opportunities and spring board for innovation this offers,” said Lesley Williams, CEO, Tshimologong.
Tshimologong activities will serve as an introduction to Industry 4.0 and present ways in which entrepreneurs can participate in this new digital landscape. Williams says there will be an emphasis on how to leverage technology to innovate and run sustainable businesses.
Planned events include Navigating the Digital Innovation Landscape, IoT workshops, Data Science and Lean Business Methodology master classes, AI/VR/AR sessions including a pitching competition at the App Factory. Participants stand a chance to win Tshimologong membership which includes access to:
- Co-working facilities,
- Meeting rooms and venue space
- Technology and business development programmes,
- Legal advisory and book keeping services,
- Member only events,
- Tshimologong partner networking events
To register visit www.tshimologong.joburg/GEW