1 Fox Street, Johannesburg, 14 March 2020

It's a big day for
small business

Just because you’re self made doesn’t mean you stand alone. Join us at Yoco Exchange where you can
network, participate and learn from small business leaders and experts. 

Featuring 12 speakers. 6 music acts. 15 legendary small businesses. And unlimited possibilities.

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1 Fox Street, Johannesburg, 14 March 2020

It's a big day for
small business

Just because you’re self made doesn’t mean you stand alone. Join us at Yoco Exchange where you can network, participate and learn from small business leaders and experts. Featuring 12 speakers. 4 music acts. 15 legendary small businesses. And unlimited possibilities.
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

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When we exchange we grow.

Learn from each other

Get inspired. Spark new ideas. Gain fresh perspectives. Move through the venue, listen to talks and share your small business lessons with hundreds of other small business owners.

See small business in action

Rub shoulders with fellow entrepreneurs. Meet the makers behind successful brands like Native Nosi, Bathu and Tshepo the Jean Maker. Food trucks are onsite to keep you fuelled up.

Time to unwind

Take time out in the chill zone. Enjoy live music performances from acts like Sio, Muzi, Bakai and Bye Beneco. Take in an exhibition or do some shopping in the small business stalls.

SEIZE
THE DAY
Network. Mingle. Share. Get inspired by advice and lessons from
industry leaders and experts. Refreshingly frank and unfiltered
conversations and workshops aimed to help you strengthen and
grow your small business.
MEET
THE MAKERS
Feel the big power of small business. Chat to small business
owners who are doing it for themselves. Listen to their lessons
learned on the road to building successful small businesses.
FEEL THE
GROOVE
Get down or chill out. Enjoy live music performances all day, from hot local
acts and DJs or take it easy in the chill zone. There’s also good food from a
selection of food trucks or shop at the small business stalls.
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SEIZE
THE DAY
Network. Mingle. Share. Get inspired by advice and lessons from
industry leaders and experts. Refreshingly frank and unfiltered
conversations and workshops aimed to help you strengthen and
grow your small business.
MEET
THE
MAKERS
Feel the big power of small business. Chat to small business
owners who are doing it for themselves. Listen to their lessons
learned on the road to building successful small businesses.
FEEL THE
GROOVE
Get down or chill out. Enjoy live music performances all day, from hot local
acts and DJs or take it easy in the chill zone. There’s also good food from a
selection of food trucks or shop at the small business stalls.

Featured speakers

More exciting names to be announced soon.

A profile picture of Maps Maponyane.

Maps Maponyane

Maps Maponyane

Masego "Maps" Maponyane is a serial entrepreneur with more hustles than we can count. He recently ventured into the restaurant business with Buns Out, a burger joint that he flipped (yes, we did that) from concept to first customer in three months.
A profile picture of Gugulethu Nkabinde of Gugulethu Intimates.

Gugu Nkabinde

Gugu Nkabinde

Gugu Nkabinde once described herself as a "solutions" architect who is obsessed with insights that drive businesses, industries and brands. That obsession propelled her through a career as a brand strategist and later as the founder of Gugu Intimates – an award-winning company that champions inclusivity in South Africa, Zimbabwe and the USA.
A profile picture of Lethabo Mokoena of WalkFresh.

Lethabo Mokoena

Lethabo Mokoena

Walk Fresh founder Lethabo Mokoena is changing the narrative of township entrepreneurs one step at a time. Having launched his sneaker-cleaning startup in 2015, he’s tackling youth unemployment in his hometown and making people proud.
A profile picture of Mashudu Modau.

Mashudu Modau

Mashudu Modau

Youth entrepreneurship evangelist Mashudu Modau is an influential voice in the small business community. As founder and podcast host at Mashstartup – and Community Partnerships Manager at Yoco – he connects people and builds platforms to help African entrepreneurs grow.

Nic Haralambous

Nic Haralambous

There’s far more to Nic’s story than cool socks. His journey through entrepreneurship is intimately linked to tech and pushing boundaries. Whether it’s in retail, mobile community platforms or writing books, his approach to building a business is simple. Do. Fail. Learn. Repeat.
A profile picture of Nicolette Mashile.

Nicolette Mashile

Nicolette Mashile

Nicolette Mashile has dedicated her career to closing the knowledge gaps and boosting financial literacy among South African entrepreneurs. The SABC1 Daily Thetha co-host, entrepreneur and founder succeeds in that mission every single day.

Craig Rodney

Craig Rodney

What do you get when you combine sharp marketing skills and social media acumen with a passion for your country? An Instagram following of 291k and a stellar career. Craig Rodney is a marketing manager, serial entrepreneur, shareholder, business coach and trail runner.

Joe Human

Joe Human

Joe is a Creative Entrepreneur, Brand Identity Developer and co-founder of a multidisciplinary agency, Creative Mind Space. He has been recognized by Fast Company as one of the Top 20 Under 25 most inspiring young South Africans, and aside from helping craft brand experiences, pours his purpose into his Pioneers vs Pretenders podcast.

Musa Kalenga

Musa Kalenga

Musa is an author, marketer, brand communication specialist, writer and entrepreneur. He is a lauded speaker, author of Ladders and Trampolines and a strategist who was recognised as one of the Top 200 young South Africans by the Mail & Guardian in 2012.

Tickets

Limited tickets are available in each phase. Buy now to avoid disappointment. 

Early Access

17 - 26 January

R 300
  • Only available to Yoco customers
Sold Out

Early Bird

27 January - 1 March

R 400
  • Open to everyone
Now open

Standard

2 March - 13 March

R 500
  • Open to everyone

Last Minute

14 March

R 600
  • Open to everyone

Venue: 1 Fox Street, Johannesburg, 14 March 2020.

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