Supplier Development is becoming one of the most important focuses in South Africa with the revised BBBEE codes. Since 2012 MEDO has been spearheading intense workshop programmes nationally, aiming to empower entrepreneurs by providing training to assist those who have the ability to scale to the big leagues. Taking on one business at a time, our entrepreneurs are moving forward to become some of the most sought-after suppliers to major corporates around.
On the third Thursday of every month, we host a live talkshow discussion with Councillor Garreth Bloor from the City of Cape Town along with some exclusive guests. We are hoping you would join us in a virtual capacity for an event circling around cycling, opportunity and the theme of breaking down barriers.
Maymoonah Stegmann, 16-year-old eleventh grader from the South Peninsula High School in Cape Town recently attended our Space Prep workshop from our Young Women in STEM programme. We caught up with the young lady to find out her thoughts on STEM, MEDO and that very exciting satellite…
We have a STEM problem. It is predicted that 80% of jobs require a STEM background where only 10% of young women in school currently have an interest in Maths and Science. To add some controversy, careers in STEM pay almost double per hour than non-stem careers. We need to get our schoolgirls into STEM and MEDO has decided to address the issue by allowing them to design a satellite.
Be sure to keep you diaries open as this coming Friday, 8 May renowned public speaker and business-woman Adelaide Matlejoane will be visiting MEDO Braamfontein for an exciting networking event.
On Thursday 19 March, MEDO had it's inaugural "Third Thursday Discussion" featuring Councillor Garreth Bloor. Councillor Bloor is a public representative of the City of Cape Town and member of the Mayoral Cabinet. After an in-depth interview with MEDO CEO Judi Sandrock, Councillor Bloor opened the floor to a Q&A session from the audience that consisted of various corporates, executives and entrepreneurs. Stay tuned for more info on our next event, this is sure one to diarise!
Over 9 to 13 March 2015, MEDO took its iconic Treppie truck back to the wonderful entrepreneurs of Port Elizabeth. Having done a successful tour the end of 2014, the team were readier than ever to take on the Windy City armed with a brand new truck as sponsored by ISUZU Trucks. Apart from delving deep into the community searching for entrepreneurs interested in one-day workshops and long-term MEDO programmes, the team also presented at the annual ISUZU Truck conference.
MEDO ‘Treppie’ Tour sponsored by Isuzu Trucks is back in Port Elizabeth to afford local entrepreneurs and start-ups the opportunity to grow their businesses. The Treppie is essentially a mobile entrepreneur incubator housed inside a four tonne vehicle that has been equipped with ten computers and internet connectivity and has a team at hand to assist entrepreneurs with advice and queries.
MEDO’s latest networking event, Third Thursdays is one of the greatest opportunities for businesses to interact with local government around. Not only does it feature interesting disussions every month like clockwork, but it is live-broadcasted so that every person, no matter their location can join in on the fun.