Scale-Up Conference co-hosted by OCFO, benchmark international and Sirdar


Founders Events

Being entrepreneurs ourselves, we felt a gap in the ecosystem in Cape Town for credible, founder-lead events. Events where entrepreneurs can connect with peers and learn from those who have gone before them to scale up their businesses.

This is why we created Founders Events - the originator of our cornerstone events Cape Town Founders Conference, FundRaise Con, Scale-Up Con, and Deep Dive.

Through these events, we will continue to serve the entrepreneurs building great companies in Cape Town. Check out our other events and be sure to diarise.

Scale-Up Conference

The how, why, and when of successful scaling for mid-market companies. Scaling up is complex, and our mid-market clients are typically founder and owner-operators, kept busy with focusing on key operations in their business. While they want to scale, many of these owners are unsure of how or when to scale, and are unaware of the many available working capital solutions. As applying scale-up methodology well is even more critical than ever before, this conference will guide participants on how to prepare to scale. Scale-Up Conference is for growth-mindset-focused entrepreneurs wanting to take their strategy, execution and business to the next level. At the Scale-Up Conference, we will be speaking to some of SA's, top scale-up founders and advisors on how they're building profitable, scalable companies in today's market.

Leaders in industry, both as advisory consultants as well as business owners who have been through a scaling process, will share their experiences in knowing when it is best to scale in the life cycle of a business, to better understand optimal timing, how to scale by choosing a partner that offers strategic and complementary services, and what needs in place in order to scale.
Co-hosted by OCFO, Benchmark International and Sirdar, Louw Barnardt and Dustin Graham will MC the event which includes keynote speakers and panel discussions, bringing a diversity of experience and perspective to the stage.

See you there!




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17 August 2022

17:00 - 20:00

Keynotes and Panel

crystal towers | cape town




Chantelle Bowyer | Metis Online Founder | Previous Panelist

Gareth Canterbury | Xero Consultant | Previous Headline Sponsor

Alexander Clark | Receipt Bank RSA General Manager | Previous Sponsor

Dustin Graham | Benchmark International SA | Previous Speaker & Sponsor