October 13, 2022 4PM CAT

Willem Gous
CEO | The Human Entrepreneur Advertising
Solving the unemployment crisis in Africa through disruptive entrepreneurship

Over his 22-year entrepreneurship journey, Willem Gous has developed a unique human-centered perspective and approach to leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Consistently pushing boundaries and learning through failures and successes, he solidified his thinking around the entrepreneurial way and the successful application in a wide range of real-world situations. He speaks of his job creation work using a disruptive approach to entrepreneurship and business incubation. He reduced the time required for job creation through entrepreneurship from 12 months to less than five weeks, making it possible to solve the unemployment crisis - a process developed in Africa for Africa.

Willem is a dedicated single father to an amazing 12-year-old son, and they live in Johannesburg, South Africa. An avid reader and personal development enthusiast. He is also a firewalking instructor.

When you attend ELISA CONFABS you receive:

  • 1 hour of virtual learning on the most important topics in entrepreneurialism
  • the opportunity to ask questions directly to the CONFAB speaker
  • networking opportunities with attendees from all over the world
  • business development and visibility

Confabs are free events open to the entire ELISA portal community, which includes high potential entrepreneurs and founders with bold ideas for solving the greatest challenges we face in Africa. Attendees also include industry executives, investors, venture capitalists, philanthropists, researchers, educators, government regulators, policy makers, founders and entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey.

During the confab, an inspirational speaker or thought leader provides remarks for 10-minutes focusing on their professional journey, particularly as it relates to entrepreneurism in Africa. This is followed by randomly assigned small group virtual breakout sessions where attendees connect with others, discuss bootstrap briefs and gain recognition for their business, project or idea.

Date: October 13, 2022

Schedule: 4PM CAT

Location: REGISTRATION for this event is now closed

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