Gagasi FM Youth In Business Bootcamp 2024 In Partnership With Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Thompsons Meats

Written by on 25 June, 2024

On Monday, 24th June 2024, Gagasi FM proudly partnered with the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Thompsons Meat to host the inaugural Youth In Business Bootcamp at the Hilton Garden Inn Umhlanga Arch. The event was a resounding success, drawing a full capacity crowd eager to delve into the world of entrepreneurship and business leadership.

The day was expertly steered by Khaya Mthethwa, co-host of Midday Connexion, who brought his charisma and insight to the role of master of ceremonies. The highlight of the event was an illustrious panel featuring prominent figures from various sectors:

Ms. Pinky Myeni – HOD Commercial Hub, Gagasi FM

Mr. Nkosenhle Hlophe – CEO, Kinanko Marketing

Mrs. Samukelisiwe Sibiya – Marketing Manager, Thompsons Meats

Mr. Mbusi Sokhela (DJ Sox) – Social Entrepreneur, Durban Underground

Mr. Alex Mthiyane – HOD Audience Experience, Gagasi FM

Mr. Minenhle Nzama – Chairperson, Youth in Business Forum, Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry NPC

These esteemed panellist’s shared invaluable insights, strategies, and personal anecdotes aimed at equipping young entrepreneurs with the tools they need to thrive in the competitive business landscape. Topics ranged from marketing tactics and networking essentials to the importance of resilience and innovation in business growth.

In the spirit of June, a month that celebrates youth empowerment, the Bootcamp was a beacon of inspiration. It underscored Gagasi FM’s commitment to nurturing local talent and fostering a supportive environment for budding entrepreneurs. Participants left not only with practical knowledge but also with a strengthened network of peers and mentors, poised to embark on their entrepreneurial journeys.The success of the Youth In Business Bootcamp marks a milestone in the collaborative efforts between media, industry, and community organizations in Durban. It sets a promising precedent for future initiatives aimed at empowering youth and driving economic growth through entrepreneurship.

As the only organisation dedicated to youth entrepreneurship in KZN, at Gagasi FM, we know that entrepreneurship is transformative and that when youth-led businesses thrive, they create new jobs, shape local communities, and drive economic growth. As the only organization dedicated to youth entrepreneurship in KZN, at Gagasi FM, we know that entrepreneurship is transformative. When youth-led businesses thrive, they create new jobs, shape local communities, and drive economic growth.

Thank you to our proud partners, Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Thompsons Meats, for participating in this amazing event. We are grateful to our amazing panel for the insightful conversations. To our attendees, we also extend our gratitude and appreciation. Our first Youth In Business Bootcamp would not have been possible without your presence.

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Gagasi FM

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