Finalist 2022 & 2023 | Startup Mentor of the Year – Willem Gous
Finalist 2022 | Incubator of the Year – The Human Entrepreneur 2022 Africa Startup Ecosystem Builders Awards
Thinkers 360 – Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Lean Startup 2022 & 2023
Ignite your team’s potential in a volatile economic landscape with Willem, the Entrepreneurship Mindset Magician! Drawing from his groundbreaking work of transforming unemployed township residents into profitable business owners in just 5 weeks, Willem brings a toolkit of proven, actionable strategies that work instantly. He’s not just talking theory; he’s lived it, helping thousands to thrive against the odds. Whether you’re in education, a start-up, or a big corporate, Willem teaches entrepreneurial mindsets that translate into real business results. Ready to unleash human-centric innovation in your organisation? Willem is the transformative speaker you’ve been searching for.
Willem is a leader in Entrepreneurship Development in some of the toughest conditions. Over his 22-year entrepreneurship journey, he developed his unique human-centred perspective and approach to leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Willem holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Liverpool, U.K., and his dissertation focused on applying various innovation methodologies within existing businesses. A regular conference speaker and facilitator, he also serves on the advisory board of the professional interest network of the University of Liverpool Management School.
He is one of only a small number of people in the world who can moderate the highly sought-after Inside Risk, high-stakes leadership in action programme – www.InsideRisk.com
Willem is also a certified firewalking instructor and team-building facilitator. We can always ad a team building element to the keynote to help anchor the concepts shared in the keynote.