Funding Fair 2019
2019 FUNDING FAIR
For the list of exhibitors, download the 2019 Western Cape Funding Fair booklet here.
Funding Fair inspiring for entrepreneurs
More than 1 000 people with an interest in entrepreneurship attended this year’s Western Cape Funding Fair co-hosted by the Department of Economic Development & Tourism and Deloitte Western Cape.
This fifth Western Cape Funding Fair aimed to support and promote entrepreneurship and small business, by providing a platform for entrepreneurs who want to learn more about how to turn ideas into bankable plans which can attract funding; and by providing a platform to facilitate engagement between entrepreneurs who require funding and enterprises who extend funding.
At the opening of the event, David Maynier, the new Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities, said that the creation of opportunities for growth and jobs is a top priority for the Western Cape Government.
He thanked partners and the private sector who have stepped up to work with government to achieve these goals in the Western Cape.
“We need more entrepreneurs, because you are the innovators, you are the creators and you are the employers, with the capacity to begin to give independence, to give dignity, to give freedom and to give hope to people, especially young people, who do not have jobs, or who have given up looking for jobs, in the Western Cape.”
“We hope the Western Cape Funding Fair provides you with the opportunity, or the inspiration, to start a new small business, or to expand an existing small business, in the Western Cape.”
Mr David Maynier, Minister of Finance and Economic Opportunities at the opening of the 2019 Western Cape Funding Fair.