Business Upstart 2020

26 - 27 May 2020

Emperors Palace


...connecting entrepreneurs and SMEs with professionals, advisors and suppliers in order to start their businesses and...

make it happen!

+27 (0)11 788 0880

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Business Upstart 2020

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- make it happen!

Business Upstart 2020 is the event where entrepreneurs and SMEs will connect, and more importantly ENGAGE with, professionals, advisors and suppliers, so that when they leave the event they will have secured the ingredients that they need to start-up their business…

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Business Upstart 2020

Answers…


  • What must I do to start my own business? 
  • Where do I begin?
  • What must I do first?
  • What do I need?


and most importantly…


  • Who can help me?


By connecting entrepreneurs and SMEs with professionals, advisors and suppliers, they will leave the event having secured the ingredients needed to start-up their business…


In other words…

make it happen!

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Business Upstart 2020

Is not a traditional trade-show or conference!


So, how is it different and how will it work?


By allowing entrepreneurs to meet, greet and most importantly ENGAGE with professionals, advisors and suppliers they will leave the event having secured the ingredients that they need to start up their enterprise.


  • Accounting and bookkeeping firms will be on hand to give direction and advise and register their business.


  • Lawyers will assist in any intellectual property, contract, licencing and other legal needs.


  • Banks and financial organisations will advise on banking and funding requirements.


  • Accounting software and other technology suppliers, such as payroll, logistics and point of sale, will meet their technology needs.


  • Designers will assist in creating business cards as well as an online presence.


  • Insurance companies will direct delegates on the correct policies and cover the business might need.

 

  • HR specialists will provide guidance in finding the correct staff.


  • Office and industrial property providers will assist in the provision of their office or factory requirements.


  • Mentors who will be able to provide ongoing support and advice will be available.

Business Upstart 2020

Event Highlights

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Business Upstart 2020 will be the first business event to harness the power of smart technology to build a better experience and outcomes for our partners.


This will done by utilising the power of smart mobile application technology to drive the whole exhibition experience to a digital world.


The event App will allow sponsors and exhibitors to engage with the attendees before, during and after the event and provide a dynamic environment to set appointments, create conversations, conduct research and build data sets.


Entrepreneurs will be able to engage with sponsors and exhibitors beforehand, providing valuable intel for engagement. The App will also remind visitors of up-coming talks, demonstrations or appointments.


Visitors will be able to vote for the best exhibitors, provide feedback of their experience and provide recommendations of the products or services offered.

Event Partner Opportunities

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  • Naming Sponsor  


  • Associate Sponsor

  

  • Networking Event Sponsor

  

  • Goodie Bag Sponsor

  

  • Top Business Idea Competition Sponsor

  

  • Technology Sponsor


  • Data Connectivity Sponsorship


  • Media Partner/Sponsor 


  • Exhibitor

Sponsorships Available

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Headline Sponsor  R350,000

  • 6 x 6m exhibition stand area with shell scheme & branding. Branding on all marketing & advertising (1.5million media campaign), entrance branding, stage branding, event App branding & special offer, native article/interview and email newsletter branding. 3 x main stage presentation slots.


Media Partner  R340,000 

  • 6 x 6m exhibition stand area with shell scheme & branding. Branding on all marketing & advertising (1.5million media campaign), entrance branding, stage branding, event App branding & special offer on event App, native article/interview and email newsletter branding. 1 x main stage presentation slot.


Associate Sponsor  R175,000

  • 6 x 6m exhibition stand area with shell scheme & branding. Entrance branding, stage branding, event App branding & special offer on event App. 2 x main stage presentation slots.


Networking Event Sponsor  R135,000

  • 5 x 3m exhibition stand area with shell scheme & branding. Entrance branding, branding of network event area, branding of event App networking area, media coverage.


Goodie Bag Sponsor  R37,500

  • Branded goodie bag, entrance branding.


Top Business Idea Competition Sponsor  R125,000 

  • 5 x 3m exhibition stand area with shell scheme & branding. Stage branding, media coverage, native article/interview, email newsletter branding.


Data Connectivity Sponsor  R45,000

  • 5 x 3m exhibition stand area with shell scheme & branding. Plus free data/WiFi for exhibition, 1 x main stage company presentation slot or product review - 20 min, event App appointment scheduling.


Please note all prices exclude VAT.

Business Upstart 2020

Exhibitor Packages

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Premium Exhibitor  R65,000 

(5m x 6m exhibition area)

  • 10 x 6m exhibition stand area in high traffic position, with branded wall and company logo basic shell scheme with meeting room, carpeted flooring, meeting table & chairs, exhibitor counter with stools, plus one main stage company presentation or product review – 20 min, Event app appointment scheduling.


Standard Exhibitor  R45,000 

(5m x 3m exhibition area)

  • 5 x 3m exhibition stand area with branded wall and company logo basic shell scheme with meeting room, carpeted flooring, meeting table & chairs, exhibitor counter with stools, plus one main stage company presentation or product review – 10min, event app appointment scheduling.


Small Exhibitor  R28,000 

(2m x 3m exhibition area)

  • 2 x 3m exhibition stand area in wing areas with company logo basic shell scheme, carpeted flooring, counter with stools.


Please note all prices exclude VAT.

Business Upstart 2020 – make it happen

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Connecting entrepreneurs and SMEs with professionals, advisors and suppliers in order to start their venture, and…


…make it happen!

Business Plan

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Attendees will have the opportunity to submit their business plan and questionnaire through to the Business Upstart 2020 campaign headquarters. 


A panel of experts will go through these plans and the top business plans will have an opportunity to present to an audience as well as the panel. 


The top business plan will win a prize comprising of several business services and a cash component.

Our Partners

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Media | CONNECT

If your business needs to talk to business & business influencers

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Emperors Palace

The Palace of Dreams.

Our Partners

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BusinessBrief Publishing

Your platform for thought leadership

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bbrief

An African-based content forum that provides the latest management information that will assist in decision-making.

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Business Upstart 2020

...make it happen!

Emperors Palace

Date

26 - 27 May 2020  

 

Venue

Emperors Palace    


Target number of attendees

2,000

26 - 27 May 2020

Business Upstart 2020

9am - 6pm

Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa

Event Details

26 - 27 May 2020

Business Upstart 2020

Connecting entrepreneurs and SMEs with professionals, advisors and suppliers in order to start their venture, and…

…make it happen!


Business Upstart 2020 will be the first business event to harness the power of smart technology to build a better experience and outcomes for our partners.


This will done by utilising the power of smart mobile application technology to drive the whole exhibition experience to a digital world.


The event App will allow sponsors and exhibitors to engage with the attendees before, during and after the event and provide a dynamic environment to set appointments, create conversations, conduct research and build data sets.


Entrepreneurs will be able to engage with sponsors and exhibitors beforehand, providing valuable intel for engagement at the event. The App will also remind visitors of up-coming talks, demonstrations or appointments.


Visitors will also be able to vote for the best exhibitors, provide feedback of their experience and provide recommendations of the products or services offered.

9am - 6pm

Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa

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