Gauteng Entrepreneurship

Week Conference

In conjuction with Global Entrepreneurship Week, Kaello Business Hub, a business incubator based in Johannesburg that promotes the practice of enterprise creation, hosts the annual Gauteng Province Entrepreneurship Week (GPEW).

About GEW:

Joining hundreds of different countries that partake in thousands of events, activities and competitions each November, Gauteng Province Entrepreneurship Week, aims to connect aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to potential collaborators, mentors. Global Entrepreneurship Week is an initiative of the Kauffman Foundation, whose vision is to foster a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities. Over the course of the week we host five (5) events that each has a dedicated focus to unlock Gauteng Province’s true Entrepreneurship potential. Our intention is to adequately equip attendees with the knowledge they need to take the process of building businesses forward. Each attendee should leave the event feeling empowered with information and enthused about their prospects of success in business.

Get Involved

You can get involved with Gauteng Entrepreneurship Week as a Volunteer, Entrepreneur, and Partner or as a Sponsor. Why choose Gauteng Entrepreneurship Week? Arguably the first real Gauteng Entrepreneurship Week conference in the province We encourage, inspire and re-energise entrepreneurs to take up the gauntlet Promote entrepreneurship and encourage existing entrepreneurs to persevere and endure through the teething challenges that confront their businesses. We invite highly prominent South African business leaders who have both established and operated businesses that started from infancy and grew into the behemoths widely recognised as industry champions today Financial gurus that give insight into the economics of the country Educationists that have embraced and are actively promoting the practice of enterprise creation The event attracts an audience across all demographics (18-40 year olds) We run an extensive marketing communications campaign to highlight the range of support and funding initiatives available to entrepreneurs in South Africa The event is expected to generate immense media interest Event held at well-known and respected business school institutions

Inaugural Gauteng Entrepreneurship Week 2013-2018

Date: 20 November 2013

Venue: Wits Education Campus’ Auditorium

A week long programme run annually in partnership with Wits Business School (WBS) to coincide with Global Entrepreneurship Week, providing critical early stage venture development skills to entrepreneurs.

GEW 2014: Lekgotla on Youth Unemployment

Date: 20 November 2014

Venue: Avianto, Muldersdrift

A gathering of 200 young successful people (under 35 years), hosted in Muldersdrift in 2014, to document leading causes of their success, so that we can identify, nurture and inculcate such aptitudes and attitudes in other young people.

 Start-Up Soweto Festival of Ideas November 2017

Date: 17 November 2017

Venue: Start Up Soweto, Protea North, Soweto

A gathering of entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors, mentors etc. at the Start Up Soweto offices, who came to listen to young people pitch their creative and aspiring business ideas to potential investors, investors, and mentors. Our facility has a capacity to hold at least 120 people, but from the overwhelming response we had a turnout of 200+ guests that we accommodated, gladly so.


Head Office

125 Makhaya Str, Protea North, Soweto, 1818
t: +27 11 836 0536