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#Leaderex2017 - The Highlights And Lessons

Everything you may have missed at this year's startup and business conference


Vusi Thembekwayo was one of the speakers at #Leaderex2017.

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South Africa's biggest startup conference #Leaderex2017 has come and gone.

Held today at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, the event has become something of an annual tradition for many entrepreneurs and business execs.

The focus this year was on innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship with many of the masterclasses focusing on what the future holds for businesses, and how to prepare for it. 

The master classes are something the conference has become well known for, and as always, featured well-known CEOs, successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders.

This year they hosted fan favourite, Vusi Thembekwayo (My Growth Fund), investor Clive Butkow (Kalon Venture Partners) and startup founders like Dov Girnun (Merchant Capital), Lungisa Matshoba (YOCO) and Lorien Gamaroff (Bankymoon). 

In addition to their headline sponsors, Liberty, the JSE, and Standard Bank among others, exhibitors this year included business schools like the University of Pretoria's  GIBS, the funding platform, Finfind and incubators like Raizcorp and The Riversands Incubation Hub.

Didn't make it out to Leaderex this year? This is what you missed out on!

1. Amazing Startup Success Stories

2. The Ever-Inspiring Vusi Thembekwayo 

3. Up-and-coming Entrepreneurs' Innovative Business Ideas

4. Fresh Ways To Rethink How You Communicate

5. How To Do Business And Do Good

6. The Business Leaders That Helped To Build The Path

7. Learning What Customers Respond To

8. How To Be Action-Orientated

9. How To Lead

10. Why You Need To Put The Customer First 

11. How To Make The Most Of An MBA

12. Why We Need Events Like Leaderex

13. The Skills Of The Future

14. Why Social Media REALLY Matters

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