Leaderex brings together the country's top executives, professionals and entrepreneurs for one day, to share knowledge and insights, offer advice to the next generation, network and collaborate. Leaderex is as much about moving South Africa forward as it is about the pool of leaders navigating the way. Over 5000 visitors are expected to attend!


FNB Business prides itself in developing innovative banking solutions that provide the most value, help save time and money, and remove the hassle out of banking. Their innovative self-service channels & value-adds were developed with clients in mind and aim to provide a convenient

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is a national development finance institution set up to promote economic growth and industrial development. IDC aims to be the primary source of commercially sustainable industrial development and innovation to benefit both South Africa and the rest of Africa. Their mandate is to contribute to the creation of balanced, sustainable economic growth in South Africa and on the rest of the continent. IDC promotes entrepreneurship through the building of competitive industries and enterprises based on sound business principles.

The vision of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) is to create a prosperous society that derives enduring and equitable benefits from science and technology. Its mission is to develop, coordinate and manage a national system of innovation that will bring about maximum human capital, sustainable economic growth and improved quality of life for all.


The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) is the industry body and public policy advocate for private equity and venture capital in Southern Africa, representing about R165 billion in assets under management, through nearly 150 members. SAVCA promotes Southern African private equity by engaging with regulators and legislators on a range of matters affecting the industry, providing relevant and insightful research on aspects of the industry, offering training on private equity and creating meaningful networking opportunities for industry players.

SME South Africa is where South African entrepreneurs go to get all their news. The publication is dedicated to inspiring, informing and educating SME owners. Visit SME South Africa to get your daily dose of startup success stories, expert advice and a wide array of insightful opinion on the state entrepreneurship in South Africa and the continent.