Daniel Strauss

Thrive Against
All Odds

How to Grow Your Business
in Difficult Times

A Masterclass with Daniel Strauss & Dr Chris van der Merwe, guest speaker at our Masterclass

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Are you ready to take your entrepreneurial journey to the next level, even in challenging times?

Join us for an exclusive Masterclass that delves deep into the world of business dynamics, where you’ll gain invaluable insights to drive your venture towards success, no matter the circumstances.

August 2024


Protea Hotel, Techno Park Stellenbosch


Friday, 2 August 2024

08:30 – 14:00


R297 per ticket

(VAT included)

*Excluded: Travel, accommodation, beverages, and food*


Daniel is an extraordinary individual who has profoundly impacted the world of entrepreneurship and investment. With a background in Industrial Engineering, an MBA from one of South Africa’s top universities, and over 10 years of hands-on investment experience, he has become a leading voice in the South African business ecosystem, investing in over 80 private companies.

Over the years, he has had his share of failures and successes and now aims to inspire and empower others by sharing his knowledge and wisdom on personal and business growth, hoping to provide you with the insights you need to increase your chances of success.

From small-town paper boy to venture capital entrepreneur, international speaker and best-selling author of ‘The Billionaire Mindset’ and ‘The Billionaire Career’, Daniel Strauss is the man crazy enough to believe that we can double the GDP of South Africa in the next 10 years by helping entrepreneurs unlock their full potential.

Dr Chris van der Merwe, keynote speaker at our Masterclass. He listed 2 companies on the Johannesburg stock exchange. Dr. Chris van der Merwe is a prominent figure in the education sector with a rich background in leading independent schools and tertiary institutions.

He founded Curro in 1998, successfully guiding the organization to its listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 2011. From July 2017 until March 2020, Dr. van der Merwe served as the CEO of STADIO Holdings, where he played a crucial role in fulfilling the commitments outlined in its Pre-listing Statement. After resigning as CEO and executive director of STADIO Holdings on March 31, 2020, he continues to contribute his expertise as a consultant for the PSG Group and STADIO Holdings in education.

Dr. van der Merwe also maintains his influence in shaping educational strategies as a non-executive director on the Curro board.

In this immersive Masterclass, you will discover how to thrive against all odds by understanding the intricacies behind different types of businesses and learning how to navigate their unique challenges and opportunities, especially in difficult times. From Solo Entrepreneurship to Market Leadership, we will guide you through:

Strengths & Weaknesses:

Understand the pros and cons of various business approaches.

Mental Frameworks:

Develop the right mindset to propel your business forward.

Effective Tactics and Strategies:

Learn actionable strategies tailored to different stages of business growth, from startups to established enterprises.

Practical Application:

Gain practical tools and techniques to apply these strategies in real-world scenarios, enhancing both your business’s performance and your personal effectiveness.

Why attend?

Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting your journey, this Masterclass is designed to equip you with actionable insights to drive your business forward, even in tough times. By the end of the session, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and tools to:

💡Make informed decisions.

💡Set strategic goals.

💡Unlock your business’s full potential despite the challenges you may face.

Who Should Attend?

Entrepreneurs & Business Owners:

Seeking insights into tactics and strategies best suited to their specific business type.

Aspiring Entrepreneurs:

Professionals looking to become entrepreneurs and enhance their strategic decision-making skills.

Business Enthusiasts:

Individuals interested in optimizing their business for profitability and/or growth.

Passionate Individuals:

Anyone passionate about entrepreneurship and business success.

Seating is limited, and this Masterclass is in high demand. Don't miss your chance to gain a deeper understanding of business dynamics and set your entrepreneurial journey on the path to success, even in difficult times. Secure your ticket now, and get ready to transform your business game!

Unlock your business potential and join us at the Business Growth Masterclass. Your journey to business excellence, even in challenging times, begins here!

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