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Infographic – Why do businesses fail?

For any new entrepreneur, it’s natural to be optimistic. Whether that person has a world-changing idea or is starting a new coffee shop, the glass has to be half full that the business will succeed. Otherwise, what is the point of starting a new company in the first place? Why businesses fail: 82% experience cash […]

Is SA’s education system killing off entrepreneurship

by Mike Herrington “The latest South African Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report found that only 10.1% of South Africans of working age intend starting their own business in the next three years, compared to 41.6% in the other African countries that were surveyed. Even more disconcerting is that this rate of “entrepreneurial intention” has been […]

SA needs more women Angel Investors

Article by Stephen Timm – Ventureburn Why are there so few women angel investors in South Africa? It’s a question that continues to puzzle local venture capitalist Andrea Bohmert. “I would love to have the answer to that question, because I don’t have it,” said Bohmert, a partner in venture capital (VC) fund Knife Capital. Bohmert […]

Women in Angel Investing – Cape Town session

The “Women in Angel Investing” Session in CT was hosted by Innovation Summit, GoBeyond Investing and SABAN on May 18th. Women Investor groups are becoming more economically active in SA. Awareness of Angel Investment class is key. Lively debate on @fnbsa #Portside‘s 28th floor #WomenAngels #AngelInvesting with @innovsummit @gobeyondinvest pic.twitter.com/j23zPzJzor — SABANnetwork (@SABANnetwork) May 18, […]

Angel Breakfast with EBAN president emeritus Peter Jungen

“A winner culture is important, but a failure culture is even more important. Most start ups don’t survive.” Peter Jungen #SABANBreakfast — SABANnetwork (@SABANnetwork) March 24, 2017 Angel breakfast with legendary European angel Peter Jungen. Thanks @SABANnetwork pic.twitter.com/7LVsQF1vnp — Abu Cassim (@ABCassim) March 24, 2017

Angel Investor Masterclass

SABAN hosted an Angel Investor Masterclass at Rise in Cape Town with Newtown Partners’ Llew Claasen and about 25 prospective or current Angel investors. Here some insight snippets: Many startups fail because of the inability of the entrepreneur to execute on the opportunity” Angel Investors utilise their own experience and network to extend the start […]

SABAN Angel Investor Training & News Updates

It’s a particularly busy time in the South African entrepreneur-investor world over the next week as Johannesburg hosts GEC 2017 – the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. SABAN is co-hosting cocktails for investors and agripreneurs on Wednesday 15th March, contact us if interested in attending. This afternoon SABAN hosts its first angel investor training session in Cape […]