Discovery limited global entrepreneur development programme: Silicon Valley

solutions provided

 

  • Enterprise and supplier development
  • Monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • Programme management
  • Programme implementation
  • Porgramme Design

geographic reach

 

  • National

duration

 

  • August 2016 – April 2017

Discovery needed a programme that

 

  • Positions Discovery as a leader in entrepreneurship and enterprise development

  • Positions Discovery as a lead collaborator in the sharing of new innovative ideas and a thought leader and innovator for change

  • Disseminates information on the different ways that interested parties can partner with Discovery and grow investment and partnership pipeline

  • Provides a platform to share Discovery’s expertise and insights

  • Provides a platform for open discussion on global healthcare needs and what is working

the programme has had great results to date

21%

 

Average improvement in financial management

13%

 

Average improvement in marketing and sales management

20%

 

Average improvement in business strategy

12%

 

Average improvement in compliance, governance and regulatory adherence

23

 

New permanent jobs were created

6X

 

Deals/Contracts signed post trip for three participant

4

 

Enterprises introduced to Paris-based e-health observatory

17

 

supported Med-Tech entrepreneurs

how enterpriseroom is helping Discovery take innovative entrepreneurs to the world

 

In 2016, Enterpriseroom worked with Discovery to design a comprehensive entrepreneur development programme centred on the advancement of healthcare through technological innovation. The programme is designed to provide South African-registered medtech entrepreneurs with the opportunity to network and learn in a global market, while being fully supported through pre and post trip business development support and facilitated access to procurement, supply chain and investment opportunities. 17 medtech innovators were selected for the programme, the highlight being a trip to Silicon Valley.
As part of our management and implementation of the programme, we:

 

  • Designed and developed the programme to meet the strategic objectives of the client as well as practically address the needs of entrepreneurs in the sector
  • Assist in the planning and execution of a launch event for the trip
  • Develop and manage the source and selection process for the trip
  • Manage the baseline assessments of each individual business to determine and agree customised business development plans for the programme
  • Provided 150 hours of one-on-one business advisory support
  • Plan and execution of the 2-day Discovery Entrepreneur Development BootCamp
  • Manage the execution of the individual business mentorship for each enterprise both pre and post trip

view Discovery’s global entrepreneurs programme case study