SA entrepreneur lectures at Oxford | Fin24
  • Cadre Cover

    The ANC is planning to launch a funeral policy scheme for members and supporters.

  • VBS Collapse

    Ramaphosa has acknowledged South Africans' impatience to see justice done.

  • Fin24’s newsletter

    Sign up to receive Fin24's top news in your inbox every morning.


SA entrepreneur lectures at Oxford

Apr 15 2014 16:59
Johannesburg - South African entrepreneur Allon Raiz, CEO of Raizcorp, was invited to present a series of masterclasses related to entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School.

Raizcorp is a for-profit business incubator model, which provides full service business support programmes that guide entrepreneurs to profitability.

Regarded as an expert in the field of entrepreneurship, Raiz’s lectures attracted a wide audience that included Oxford University faculty and visiting academics from around the world.

As a result of these lectures, Raiz has been invited to present a further series of lectures in 2015.

Raiz’s insight into the issues surrounding entrepreneurship and innovation, led to him being named the Oxford Saïd Business School’s entrepreneur-in-residence.

“I was taken aback by the high level of awareness amongst the audience, not only of general entrepreneurship issues, but specifically of Raizcorp and the South African context," said Raiz.

"I learned more from the wide-ranging questions that were put to me by students and faculty members than I could have hoped for, and as a result, I am bringing many new ideas and approaches back to Raizcorp.”

In 2008, Raiz was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and in 2011 he was appointed for the first time as a member of the Global Agenda Council on Fostering Entrepreneurship.

entrepreneurs  |  oxford  |  small business


Read Fin24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Company Snapshot

Money Clinic

Money Clinic
Do you have a question about your finances? We'll get an expert opinion.
Click here...

Voting Booth

What's your view on deep sea mining?

Previous results · Suggest a vote