The SiMODiSA Conference

Today I attended the SiMODiSA conference at the Reserve Bank - an invitation-only event that brought prominent entrepreneurs, major venture capital firms, academia, incubators and government departments such as the DTI, the IDC and the Treasury together to explore ways to accelerate startup successes in South Africa.

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The day began with a talk by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan who also took questions from us, and a number of other senior government officials participated in the various panel discussions and addressed issues that were raised.  The day closed with several task groups being set up to address areas where government could make changes.

Exciting to see how committed government is to making things happen in this space…