The TEDxCapeTown initiative aims to provide a channel for innovative and potentially world changing ideas to be showcased and heard, with
the hope that their ideas resonate throughout the audience and catalyze action to make a difference, encouraging interest locally as well as internationally.
The current landscape sees a fair amount of social entrepreneurship and innovation activity in the region, but also highlights how isolated and independent the various programs, companies and entrepreneurs are. We hope, through initiatives such as TEDxCapeTown to help unify these initiatives currently operating in their independent silo’s, through multidisciplinary networking and collaboration.
The TEDxCapeTown initiative aims to create opportunities for multi-disciplinary engagement that will spark idea sharing and networking. We also aim to create interaction between our community and external players. We aim to connect with communities, individuals and stakeholders where our attendees can add value and obtain benefit in return.
TEDxCapeTown aims to become a nucleus of things happening in South Africa and connecting key initiatives within the innovation and change-making ecosystem. We have a core focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, and aim to grow influential, open networks through our TEDx events.
About TEDx, x=independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, selforganized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized