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Saturday, August 24 • 10:50 - 11:50
PANEL: Is entrepreneurship still a viable option for young Jews in South Africa?

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The Wharton School of Business' 2019 Best Countries List ranks SA as #35 in the world for entrepreneurship, in comparison to countries such as the US (#3), Australia (#9) and Israel (#25). With onerous compliance legislation and a risk averse investment landscape, is being a Jewish entrepreneur a viable option for young Jews in 2019?   Moderated by Dan Brotman

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Dan Brotman

Dan is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and has lived in South Africa for 9 years. He began his career as a Jewish professional, before establishing En-novate, an education experience company that takes leading SA businesspeople around the world to learn about the future... Read More →
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Arthur Gillis

Arthur is the CEO of Platinum Hospitality Holdings, a leading hotel ownership and asset management company with approximately 15 hotels in South Africa. He launched Protea Hotels in 1984 without a cent of capital and only four hotels. Under his leadership, the group grew to over 130... Read More →
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Benji Meltzer

Benji is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Aerobotics, a Cape Town based company which uses aerial imagery to help farmers detect problems early to optimise performance. He is responsible for running the product development areas of the business, designing and building... Read More →
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Gidon Novick

Gidon is a qualified CA (SA) and has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management. He’s the well known founder of kulula.com. as well as Lucid Ventures. He spent 12 years in the tough airline industry, innovating and redefining the airline space, where he launched the SLOW Lounge Concept... Read More →
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Adi Zuk

Adi has several entrepreneurial successes under her belt, most notably as Co-founder of JAG Method in Johannesburg, which she helped build into one of SA’s leading lead generation companies. From JAG Method, the JAG Group was born, in which she’s still heavily involved with strategic... Read More →

Saturday August 24, 2019 10:50 - 11:50 SAST