Young Hustla Entrepreneurship Workshops hosted at David Krut Projects, Arts on Main

On Saturday 11 February, David Krut Projects Johannesburg hosted the first Young Hustla Entrepreneurship Workshop for 2017 at Arts on Main.

The attendees consisting of high school learners and young adults will be participating in classes throughout the year, during which they will workshop business proposals with the aim of being mentored on the actual projects, and exchange ideas and knowledge with fellow participants during the sessions.

On the first day founder Andile Dube introduced the Young Hustla comic book and workshops as an arts, education, entertainment, entrepreneurship and business related initiative, and explained the need for promoting entrepreneurial thinking in South Africa.

The session was interactive and energetic with the attendees being assigned to create a hypothetical product from random keywords, and pitch it to the rest of the group through a jingle with fellow group members who were also selected at random. This was a quick introduction to, and an example of, how to work with what you have to create something from nothing under time pressure.

After an overview of the outcomes of the workshops, the group was inspired by motivational speaker Zola Songa, CEO and Founder at Sober Hearts Africa, and Former adventure Team leader at YMCA. Zola studied  Psychology at UNISA and Recreation and Leisure at Beyond Adventure; and shared her journey as entrepreneur, speaking about the importance of carefully choosing what you care about when it comes to converting your passion into business. Have a look at her website on https://soberhearts.wordpress.com/



From motivational speaker to facilitator, Zola went on to present the second workshop at the David Krut Workshop at Arts on Main on the 25th of March. Participants in this session included aspiring artists, filmmakers, poets and business/social entrepreneurs.

The outcome of this workshop was to determine and present participants’ business goals and establish where they were at on the entrepreneurial journey. This was followed by identifying challenges and discussing these with the group, also as a means of providing support to fellow start-up entrepreneurs.

The group was then inspired by guest speakers Karabo Mfolo & Crisp Crisp, founders of MindAd Media Group, a company that deal with Talent Management in Television; Music Production; Graphics and Photography. See what they do on this link http://mindadmedia.com/ As a further motivation there was a poetry recital to the group during one of the activities, again highlighting how creativity and business are intertwined.

We look forward to the next workshop on Saturday 13 May. Please contact [email protected] for further information. The Young Hustla educational comic books are stocked at all David Krut Bookstores in Johannesburg and Cape Town.