Events : Brightest Young Minds

By: Brightest Young Minds  11-11-2011
Keywords: social entrepreneurship

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WHAT: BYM Alumni brunch
WHEN: 15 November ’08, 10:30 – 13:00
WHERE: The Codfather, c/o Rivonia Road & First Avenue, Rivonia, Johannesburg
WHO: Guest speaker: Deon Gouws (CEO RMB Asset Management); short presentations on BYM projects

Following on the great success of our inaugural “Playshop”, you are warmly welcomed to join us for our second. Our focus will be on Arts & Urban Regeneration and our aim is to showcase local projects and remarkable individuals in the field.

This unique event is being organised on the principle of each-one-bring-one, so choose a friend who belongs in our community of bright minds and passionate hearts and RSVP.

Date:           Friday 14 November 2008
Venue:        27 Buitenkant St, Cape Town CBD
Time:          16:30 for 17:00 til late
Speaker:      Edgar Pieterse, Director of the African Centre for Cities
Case Study: presented by Zayd Minty, Coordinator
Cost:           R100 (includes snacks, dinner & drinks)
For info:     

The first BYM Playshop was held on 12 September 2008 at Birds Cafe in Cape Town. The theme for the event was social entreprenuership.

The event was a huge success with about 40 attendees and 7 exciting projects showcased.

These projects included:

Playshop has a very specific format, which proved to be very successful:

  1. A short talk (30-minutes) on the theme followed by Q&A
  2. Speed dating – showcasing various projects related to the theme
  3. Project case study interview
  4. Open space

On this occasion the talk was given by Dirk Visser, Director of Brightest Young Minds. The profiled case-study was Siyavula and Dirk Visser interiewed Dr. Mark Horner who heads up Siyavula.

You are warmly invited to join us for an inspiring “Playshop” on the theme of Social Entrepreneurship that will showcase local projects and remarkable individuals in the field.

This unique event is being organised on the principle of each-one-bring-one and only 60 places are available. So choose a friend who belongs in our community of cool people and RSVP as soon as possible.

Date: Friday 12 September 2008
Venue: Bird Café, 127 Bree Street, Cape Town CBD
Time: 14:30 till late (dinner starts at 18:30)
Speaker: Dirk Visser, President of BYM
Cost: R100 (includes high tea, dinner & drinks)
RSVP: Aidan Whytock – [email protected]

Keywords: social entrepreneurship

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