WHY EXPLORE CAPE TOWN IN SOUTH AFRICA?

We organise learning expeditions in Cape Town, South Africa, to empower executives to stay ahead in a fast-moving globalised world. Discover why you should go to Cape Town for your next learning expedition!

THE SILICON CAPE

#TechHub #Innovation #SiliconCape

South Africa is taking the top spot in Africa in terms of funding raised by its startups, with US$ 168 Million in funding in 2016. 

In 2018, South Africa hosted 59 tech hubs, which represents the largest tech hub in Africa, and more than 2,000 startups, corresponding to 60% of the continent’s total. The global media company Naspers, announced a $300 million funding from Naspers Foundry to help South Africa’s tech industry.

Cape Town is perceived as the Silicon Valley of South Africa, resulting to its surname “The Silicon Cape”. Elon Musk, born in South Africa, founded global companies such as SpaceX, Paypal and Tesla Motors.

DEVELOPING THE ACCESS TO EDUCATION

#EdTech #Education #Entrepreneur

Education is a problem in Africa as 70% of Africans have never gone to school. South Africa is one of the countries that tackles this problem by leveraging on technology to provide new solutions.

Cape Town has developed an EdTech cluster, along with the Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative (CiTi). It aims to “build an ecosystem that supports entrepreneurs from South Africa and across Africa to use technology to re-think education”. In 2015, CiTi partnered with the edtech startup GetSmarter to offer bursaries to entrepreneurial students, allowing them to further their studies. In 2016, GetSmarter was acquired by 2U Inc. for USD 4.8 million.

Africa’s largest education conference and exhibition, EduTech, is held every year in South Africa to showcase the latest EdTech technologies. EduTech is sponsored by tech leaders like Safaricom, Aleuta and Acer.

18% of young people attend universities in South Africa, whereas the average is 6% in Africa. The Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch are world-class institutions that are breeding grounds for plenty more bright ideas.

LEADING THE RISE OF BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY

#Technology #Startups #Hub #TechCity

The blockchain ecosystem in South Africa is very vibrant, with use cases in several industries, like energy, education, financial services, production services and more. Since 2015, Bitcoin Events’ annual Blockchain Africa Conferences have been the first of their kind in Africa and are held annually in South Africa.

South Africa launched bitcoin ATMs, allowing users to buy Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin with cash in a safe way without any bank account. 

An example of how blockchain can be seen in The Sun Exchange, a South African blockchain-based solar micro-leasing marketplace founded in 2015. The startup raised a total of USD 2.1 million. It has facilitated funding for 6 solar projects in South Africa so far. 14,000 members are using the Sun Exchange across 90 countries.

LET'S DISCUSS YOUR LEARNING GOALS!

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING OUR OPEN LEARNING EXPEDITION?

NETWORK OF EXPERTS IN ASIA

We connect you to inspiring innovators who matter for you and are ready to share their experience and best practices – from disruptive startups to innovative corporates, digital experts and vibrant communities.

STRATEGIC FACILITATION

We provide a complete experience with workshops and reflection sessions to share insights, foster new thinking and stimulate new ideas.

CREATIVE FORMATS

We create results-oriented, 100% tailored and out of the box learning formats – from Learning expeditions to transformation workshops, innovation events or advisory boards.

HOW DOES A LEARNING EXPEDITION WORK?

EXPERIENTIAL VISITS & MEETINGS

We test out the latest prototypes and engage in open discussions with innovators to get fresh ideas and learn from their experience

TAILORED PROGRAM

Our innovators are specially curated for you to glean rich insights for your learning objectives

PARTICIPANTS GUIDES & MEETINGS WRAP-UPS

We prepare all meetings with the speakers, provide you with guides for all participants and a wrap-up report of the tour

FACILITATION

We organize workshops and reflection sessions to share insights from the visits, foster new thinking and stimulate new ideas

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