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Empowering Entrepreneurship: Highlights from Inospace and Entrepreneurs' Network Cape Town Event

On the 22nd of May, the atrium at Inospace’s Powder Mill logistics park was transformed into a vibrant hub of entrepreneurial energy and insights.

Natasha Christensen
Natasha Christensen
June 7, 2024
Inospace, Entrepreneurs Network, Rael Levitt, Dawn Nathan-Jones
The evening featured a dynamic panel of esteemed entrepreneurs and leaders
The evening featured a dynamic panel of esteemed entrepreneurs and leaders

In collaboration with the Entrepreneurs' Network Cape Town, Inospace hosted an event that brought together some of Cape Town's most inspiring entrepreneurs. The evening was filled with insightful discussions, networking opportunities, and a collective celebration of entrepreneurial spirit.

An evening of inspiration and insight

The event, titled "The Future of Leadership: Innovating for Tomorrow’s Challenges," featured a dynamic panel of esteemed entrepreneurs and leaders, moderated by Dawn Nathan-Jones.

The panellists included Rael Levitt, CEO and founder of Inospace; Matsidiso (Matsi) Kolobe, CEO and founder of SALT HUB; Samkelo Blom, founder of Nomatu Consulting; and Cara Saven, founder of Cara Saven Wall Design. Each panellist shared their unique journey, shedding light on the challenges and triumphs of starting and scaling a business in South Africa. The conversation delved into the essence of entrepreneurship, offering practical advice and motivational anecdotes that resonated deeply with the audience.

Visionaries at the helm

Rael Levitt emphasised Inospace's commitment to fostering entrepreneurial growth. He pointed out that Inospace's mission transcends merely leasing space; it's about creating innovative environments that empower entrepreneurs to succeed. "In South Africa, the entrepreneurial spirit runs deep. Simplifying processes to support entrepreneurs is crucial for our growth. Young start-ups play a vital role - they support families, fuel the economy, and pave the way for a brighter future."

Rael Levitt (Inospace) and Lisa Snyder (Entrepreneurs Network) with attending guests.
Rael Levitt (Inospace) and Lisa Sandler (Entrepreneurs' Network) with attending guests.

The power of collaboration

The event underscored the importance of collaboration in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. By bringing together diverse voices and experiences, the evening fostered a sense of community and shared purpose. Dawn Nathan-Jones guided the discussion with her expertise, ensuring a lively and engaging conversation.

The panel from left to right: Cara Saven, Rael Levitt, Matsidiso (Matsi) Kolobe, Samkelo Blom with facilitator Dawn Nathan-Jones.
The panel from left to right: Cara Saven, Rael Levitt, Matsidiso (Matsi) Kolobe, Samkelo Blom with moderator Dawn Nathan-Jones.

Rael Levitt shared insights on Inospace's commitment to fostering entrepreneurial growth and the transformative potential of small businesses in driving economic and social progress.

Matsi Kolobe inspired with her journey of building a business from the ground up, embracing vulnerability and staying true to oneself.

Samkelo Blom provided insights into leveraging technology and innovation to create sustainable business models, while highlighting the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Cara Saven discussed the significance of creativity and passion in driving business success, drawing from her experience in the wallpaper industry.

Each panellist’s contribution added a unique layer of depth to the conversation, providing attendees with a well-rounded understanding of what it takes to thrive as an entrepreneur.

A call to action

The event also served as a call to action for all stakeholders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Rael's message was clear: "Let's rally behind these ventures and nurture their growth. Together, we're shaping a future filled with innovation and progress." This rallying cry resonated with attendees, many of whom left the event feeling inspired and empowered to take their ventures to the next level.

Guests left the event feeling inspired and empowered to take their ventures to the next level.


At Inospace, we are committed to supporting entrepreneurs every step of the way, providing the resources, environment, and opportunities they need to succeed. We believe in the power of small businesses to transform lives, create jobs, and drive positive change within communities.

Because of the success of the event, we are excited for future collaborations with the Entrepreneurs' Network. So, stay tuned for more opportunities to celebrate and empower our local entrepreneurs.

Together, we can build a brighter, more innovative future.