Unlock the Secrets of Small Business Success with Allon Raiz (CEO of RaizCorp)

May 21, 3:30 – 6:30 PM

Co.Space Entrepreneur Village | Pretoria, 11 Havelock Road, Pretoria, 0184

Join us for an evening of insight and inspiration as we host a captivating fireside chat with Allon Raiz, the visionary founder and CEO of RaizCorp. His regarded globally as a pioneer and maverick in the business incubation industry. Raizcorp which, according to The Economist, is the only genuine incubator in Africa, and currently supports in excess of 500 businesses.

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About this event

Embark on a journey of inspiration and expertise as we present an enlightening fireside chat with Allon Raiz, the visionary founder and CEO of RaizCorp. Join us for an evening focused on small business strategy, where you'll gain invaluable insights from a global pioneer in the business incubation industry.

Discover the extraordinary journey of Allon Raiz, a trailblazer renowned worldwide for his innovative approach and unwavering commitment to entrepreneurial development. Explore the remarkable impact of Raizcorp, hailed by The Economist as Africa's sole authentic incubator, nurturing over 500 businesses to date.

Allon Raiz is regarded globally as a pioneer and maverick in the business incubation industry. Allon is the author of 3 bestselling entrepreneurial books. He hosted the first national radio show on entrepreneurship in South Africa in 2004; wrote and hosted the first South African prime-time, entrepreneurship, reality TV show; and also created an entrepreneurial cartoon strip. Allon is the host of The Big Small Business Show on BusinessDay TV; and a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine and The Star.

Allon is the co-founder of the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation South Africa and sits on the advisory and judging boards of international NGOs and entrepreneurial awards. Allon’s passion and focus on the development of entrepreneurs attracted the attention of the World Economic Forum (WEF) which, on 11 March 2008, awarded Allon as a Young Global Leader.

As an accomplished international speaker, Allon was invited to speak at the 2011 WEF Annual Meeting, held in Davos, Switzerland. In 2011, Allon was also invited to become a member of the WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship, making him one of 15 recognized global experts in this field. More recently, Allon became a member of the WEF’s Global Future Council.

In 2013, Allon received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Oliver Transformation and Empowerment Awards. The following year, he was recognized as the country winner, regional winner and continental winner of the Titan Award for Building Nations.

Since 2014, Allon has guest lectured every year at Oxford University, where he is recognized as the Oxford University Saïd Business School’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

In 2015, Allon received an invitation from the White House, on behalf of President Barack Obama, to speak at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, held in Kenya.


  • Allon Raiz





Tuesday, May 21, 2024
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM UTC


Networking and Light Snacks
Fireside Chat


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    Chapter DIrector

  • Herman Sangiwa (Startup Grind)

    Chapter Co-Director


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