It is our belief that many people in South Africa would make successful entrepreneurs if they had more knowledge, skills, a bigger network and access to more opportunities. In 2013, The Robin Hood Foundation decided to host a free three day Entrepreneurial Conference, called Entrepreneurs 4 Africa, for more than 300 previously disadvantaged existing and aspirant entrepreneurs. We followed up the conference with a 5 month free mentorship process, which essentially equipped the delegates with basic business skills, exposed them to various business opportunities and inspired them with several rags to riches stories.
In 2015, The Robin Hood Foundation hosted a free two day empowerment conference for 1000 previously disadvantaged women, called Future Women of Africa. The aim of this conference was to inspire, equip and ignite women, covering a range of topics including leadership skills, hygiene and grooming, entrepreneurship, job-seeking and self-defence.
2016 saw The Robin Hood Foundation hosting another conference for aspirant and existing entrepreneurs, called Entrepreneurs 4 Africa 2016, which aimed to equip 1000 aspirant and existing entrepreneurs with knowledge, skills and advice in a two day, jam—packed event. Entrepreneurs for Africa 2016 included a group of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders sharing their skills and advice and enabling the delegates to go forward with their business ventures or ideas.