The Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA), in conjunction with the Department of Trade and Industry (the DTI), will for the first time ever join international stakeholders across all continents in celebration of the Global Incubation Day in South Africa. This annual celebration will be held at the DTI Campus in Pretoria, on 8 December.
The event marks a worldwide celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship, through business incubation and has been in existence, in some form or other, for over 50 years. In South Africa, it was first brought to prominence by the ex Godisa Trust (now Seda Technology Programme) 7 years ago.
According to SEDA, this is a worldwide collaboration of like-minded solution providers and small business supporters. It enables them to focus efforts on one day and detail exactly how to grow enterprises for future economic prosperity using Incubators as the main platform.
For SEDA, this initiative provides a superb opportunity for entrepreneurs to engage meaningfully and deliberate on how they can source business solutions for many challenges facing SMME's.
It is a much needed platform for the SMME sector in South Africa to learn and share best international business practice and to allow entrepreneurs to join other international stakeholders in taking business incubation and enterprise development to the next level.
Comments Charles Wyeth, Executive Manager for Seda Technology Programme (STP): "As Seda, we are honoured to celebrate a renowned event such as the Global Incubation Day for the first time in South Africa. It is indicative of our efforts as the custodians of entrepreneurial development that we are continuously making concerted efforts in improving the environment in which enterprises operate and for them to thrive in the future."
The 1st worldwide ever Global Incubation Day will be an exciting occasion for hundreds of entrepreneurs and the SMME sector at large. Part of the plan is to have interactive centres for information sharing and for entrepreneurs to get practical examples on this business approach. Various presentations on business incubation by experts will be part of the day’s programme and exhibitions will be held to showcase products and services for improving business incubation.
"We urge all entrepreneurs and other relevant stakeholders to join in a day's celebrations of the global impact of business incubation" concludes Wyeth.
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On behalf of Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda)
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