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Event‘COVID-19 HAS RIPPED OFF THE BAND-AID FOR THE OLD WAY OF WORKING’
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‘COVID-19 HAS RIPPED OFF THE BAND-AID FOR THE OLD WAY OF WORKING’

Our Chairwoman, Asma Bashir, participated in a roundtable of business leaders discussing the impact of COVID-19 on business and what they think the future will hold.  The first question asked was, ‘How is COVID-19 affecting your business and your clients?’ Asma Bashir, who has run various businesses in her career, kicked off the debate by saying: “We have several businesses in our portfolio and were able to react very quickly. As soon as the government announced we were going into lockdown, we were able to respond efficiently due to the technology infrastructure we had in place. “In regards to the shift to remote working, there was a high-level of excitement in the first couple of weeks, with working from home being a new experience and people feeling united with their families, but gradually it is starting to wear on people and the excitement has waned. “From an external perspective, the impact on our clients has been varied. For the start-up clients we deal with, they are being challenged by cashflow, their business runway in terms of funding and also how they navigate the various government schemes. “For our larger customers, we have had challenges with their expat population and people being stuck in other countries and we’ve been trying to support them with crisis management and getting them the advice and support they need.”   Follow the link below to read the full article. 

ASMA BASHIR Sep 22, 2020
Press ReleaseCenturo Partners With Faster Capital
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Centuro Partners With Faster Capital

We are delighted to announce that Centuro Global has entered into partnership with FasterCapital, to add to our offering to startups and scaleups around the world.Centuro Global seeks to assist companies from around the world in expanding their business into new markets globally and provides a range of services including legal, tax and accounting, HR & payroll to fully service a company’s international expansion needs.FasterCapital is an online incubator that supports entrepreneurs worldwide with a core focus on FinTech, AI, EdTech, Software, B2B, Media, Entertainment, Tourism and other industries that mostly require technology. The core offering is to help you build your product by becoming your technical co-founder and investing 50% of the money you will need in the process.Mr. Bashar Hamood of FasterCapital commented on this partnership, “FasterCapital is thrilled to partner with Centuro Global and we look forward to supporting and working with entrepreneurs from the Centuro network.”FasterCapital runs three programs to bring a startup to life and set it up to scale globally, at which point Centuro Global can come in to assist with all international expansion related work. The three FasterCapital programs are: Tech Cofounder, Idea to Product, Grow your Startup. Founders can join any of these programs for free by filling an online form and applying here. Zain Ali of Centuro Global commented, “We are excited to work with FasterCapital and assist their startups in scaling globally.”

ZAIN ALI, BEN BLACKBURN Sep 21, 2020
EventIn-depth with Global Women Leaders in the face of Covid-19 in the Services sector
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In-depth With Global Women Leaders In The Face Of Covid-19 In The Services Sector

COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on life as we know it. Within the Services industry players must adapt and look to change the way Services are designed and delivered. Our Chairwoman, Asma Bashir, will be speaking on a panel of Global Women Leaders to discuss this in more depth tomorrow, 21st July 2020, at 4pm GMT. Sign up now to hear from Swati Mandela, Marie Christine OGHLY, Deniz MISIR, Danela Arsovska, Alexandra Lund, and Asma: https://lnkd.in/dqiNw7r The evidence suggests that given its unprecedented nature, it is very likely that the covid-19 crisis is transforming the way Services are designed and delivered. The task is uniquely challenging for industries that rely heavily on in-person interaction, including a wide swath of sectors from banking and insurance to hospitality, telecommunications, government & public services, IT and industrial services.This webinar aims to identify, understand and address these and other issues related to the trends in the transformation of Service industries and how can this transformation create more formal, qualified, high-quality and resilient jobs, the effectiveness of post-pandemic recovery efforts for service industries, the use of artificial intelligence and robots in services, as well as government measures and policies intended to provide assistance and interventions in service sectors.WBAF Virtual Roundtable:In-depth with Global Women Leaders in the face of Covid-19 in Services sectorDate: 21 July 2020Time: 4 pm GMT60 Minutes + 30 Minutes Q&AWelcome SpeechSwati Mandela, President, WBAF Global Woman Leaders Committee & High Commissioner for South AfricaKeynote SpeakerMarie-Christine Oghly, World President, World Association of Women Entrepreneurs (FCEM), Vice President of the GWL Committee, FranceModerator:Deniz Misir, Founder, V22 MFO, WBAF Senator for TurkeyPanelists:Danela Arsovska, President of the Macedonian Chambers of CommerceAsma Bashir, Chairman Centuro Global, WBAF Senator for UKAlexandra Lund, CEO Core Values Consulting, WBAF Senator for Cyprus

ASMA BASHIR Jul 20, 2020
Event Tactics to Exploit Your Intellectual Property to Scale and Protect Your Business
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Tactics To Exploit Your Intellectual Property To Scale And Protect Your Business

 ABOUT OUR FREE WEBINAR Our webinar showcased the best tactics to exploit your intellectual property (IP) to both scale and protect your business. IP lawyer, Zain Ali of Centuro Global, will be joined by Alex Athienitis of EdTech startup, Education Shed, to explore the different types of intellectual property and how to use them to grow your business.  Who is this webinar for? This webinar is for dynamic forward-thinking entrepreneurs and business owners to help them get an edge on their competition by understanding intellectual property and how this might apply to their business. What will we cover? Zain Ali will guide you through the core forms of IP and how these can be exploited by your business, he will cover: Core forms of IP - Trademarks, Patents, Copyright and Design Rights Top tips for protecting your IP Do’s and don'ts when using IP to get ahead of the competition How to exploit your IPZain was joined by Alex Athienitis to discuss how Education Shed exploited trademarks to scale their brand globally across 102 countries. With over two million users of their technology, the innovative online platform that provides educational resources globally has gone from strength to strength. Alex will also share his experience of how they protect themselves from competition plus the key considerations for startups when creating their IP strategy. Discover your business's Intellectual PropertyEvery company will have some form of IP that they own or can own, yet many businesses are not aware of some of the IP that exists within their company and do not know how to exploit it. Apple reached a TRILLION DOLLAR evaluation in 2019, and 80% of that value arose from their intellectual property. Watch this webinar to ensure you don’t miss out on an opportunity to add value to your company!ABOUT CENTURO GLOBAL Centuro Global offers leading business consultancy to help businesses go global. With over 20 years' experience working in legal services and management consultancy and an extensive global network, they can help you scale your business and achieve your goals. Services include: Support finding investment and fundingHelping businesses go global Intellectual property advice Start-up and Innovator VisasBusiness strategyand much more... Find out more and get in touch today.

ZAIN ALI, BEN BLACKBURN Jun 26, 2020
EventRaising Investment During a Crisis
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Raising Investment During A Crisis

Want to know how to impress investors and raise funding during these challenging times? We have gathered a formidable panel of investors and serial entrepreneurs within the Centuro network for a webinar on how to raise investment during a crisis, from an investor's perspective.Whether you are a start-up, a business facing tough decisions due to coronavirus or looking to grow and go global, our expert panel will share their years of experience with you on how to raise the funds to achieve your goals. Watch the webinar recording below:The event was hosted by Joshua Romisher, the CEO of LaunchLab, who has raised over $250 million in funding over the past 6 years.We covered: How have investors been affected by COVID-19?How to find opportunities for investmentWhat investors are looking forTips on fundraising both now and beyond COVID-19SPEAKERSPeter CowleyAwarded the accolade of Best Angel Investor in the World 2017 by the World Business Angel Investment Forum. He has also founded 14 of his own businesses in technology and construction.Tuba TerekliA serial investor funding companies globally over the past 15 years & founding the first accelerator program in Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Fast Growth 100 list.Nicholas RussellA serial entrepreneur from Silicon Valley and involved with a new initiative - Conception X, a venture builder that creates deep tech start-ups from PhDs. He has also mentored some of the most innovative and highly successful businesses in the tech sector.Josh RomisherA serial entrepreneur and former US banker, his array of ventures include a boutique investment bank in New York, a solar irrigation start-up in India, entering the solar sector in Africa and a frozen yoghurt franchise in San Francisco. Josh has been successful in raising funds of over $250 million in the past 6 years. ABOUT CENTURO GLOBAL Centuro Global offers leading business consultancy to help businesses go global. With over 20 years' experience working in legal services and management consultancy and an extensive global network, they can help you scale your business and achieve your goals. Services include:Support finding investment and fundingHelping businesses go globalIntellectual property adviceStart-up and Innovator VisasBusiness strategyand much more...Find out more and get in touch today.

ASMA BASHIR, ZAIN ALI, ZAFAR MIRZA May 18, 2020
EventStart up Investment Options to Survive and Thrive
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Start Up Investment Options To Survive And Thrive

The start up ecosystem has been growing exponentially for the past decade with many success stories. With billion dollar tech companies having disrupted the market and highly successful entrepreneurs, creating jobs and prosperity for the UK economy. This work is now under immense threat as the Covid 19 shutdown has imposed substantial harm to the start up environment. We are seeing an increasing number of companies running out of cash to survive this difficult period without any recourse to options or investors. What should the government be doing to support entrepreneurs and start ups in our economy? Should the government provide an equity based liquidity package or runway fund to help these businesses survive? We will be asking these and many other questions to our expert panel of speakers to find ways to support businesses who are still struggling to get through the current crisis. Whether you need to seek funding, or find alternative ways to manage your company, ask the experts during our webinar. Date: Wed, 22nd AprilTime: 14:00pm BST REGISTER FREE TICKET._______________________________________________________________ SPEAKERS: Philip SalterFounder, The Entrepreneurs Network Philip Salter founded The Entrepreneurs Network in 2014 with the aim of building an organisation with the aim of helping make Britain the best place in the world to start and grow a business. Philip was previously Business Features Editor of City A.M. where he wrote a weekly column on entrepreneurship and interviewed many of Britain’s leading entrepreneurs.He is a frequent speaker at conferences, writes a column for Forbes on entrepreneurship and appears regularly elsewhere in the media. View Linkedin profile, here. Henry WhorwoodHenry leads Beauhurst’s Research and Consultancy team. He is an expert on business finance and has worked on briefs for clients including the British Business Bank, Penningtons Manches, Syndicate Room, and Innovate UK. Henry regularly gives presentations on market trends at events around the country. He studied Classics at the University of Oxford. View Linkedin profile, here. Asma BashirAsma has worked in the legal services industry for most of her career, having been with multinational law firms before she established her own practice. Asma went on to found Newland Chase, where she worked for 13 years before the firm was eventually acquired by an American corporation. She is now a mentor on the Mayor's International Business Programme as well as a Senator for the World Business Angel Forum. Asma has worked with both multinational clients and SME's to help them expand into complex regions across the world. Her specialist skills are to match entrepreneurs and scaling companies to the right investor either for funding, merger or acquisition. View Linkedin profile, here.   REGISTER FREE TICKET.

ASMA BASHIR Apr 15, 2020
EventNavigating the subsidies provided by the South African Government.
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Navigating The Subsidies Provided By The South African Government.

South Africa Lockdown Webinar Series #1.Join us as we tackle the topics facing Startups, SMEs and large companies alike during this Lockdown Period. About this Event:The Lockdown Webinar Series is a group of webinars aimed at business owners and designed to help during this lockdown period.We will have guests speakers who specialise in their field and topics to be addressed through the series will be:Navigating COVID19 subsidies that are available in South AfricaTips and Strategies to deal with staff during the lockdownTime to rebuild, how best to strategise during the lockdownIf you have other ideas for topics, please send it through to us in the chat feature. See you soon.____________________________________________________________________________________________Speakers:SERAJ TOEFYSeraj is a serial entrepreneur based in Cape Town with a rich background in marketing, communication and entrepreneurship. He started his career in the oil industry working for a multinational across Sub-Saharan Africa before switching to the internet, publishing and communication industry heading up several consumer magazines before starting his own content marketing business.Seraj lectures Entrepreneurial strategy and management at a few leading universities throughout Africa and is a regular guest speaker on the topic in Europe.He heads up the Centuro Global Africa operation and will provide on the ground analysis and perspective to any global client wanting to scale into Africa while assisting African companies wanting to scale globally.SCHALK GREEFFSchalk is a small business activist with a corporate background who now loves working alongside, mentoring and investing in entrepreneurs.Over the years he's obtained skills and experience on how to start a company from nothing, to build a growth platform and then scale from there. He's meticulous on the standard by which he does things, but won't let an opportunity pass.He also is a Managing Partner of Indevaldi, a professional services company that focuses on the entrepreneur, their businesses and their families. Services range from accounting, payroll, tax, advisory and many more.Indevaldi is a digital, on-line practise, serving clients throughout South Africa and abroad.

SERAJ TOEFY Apr 08, 2020
EventRelief packages made available by the UK government and how you can access it
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Relief Packages Made Available By The UK Government And How You Can Access It

Corona Correction For Startups Webinar Series #1.Join us for our Corona Correction Series, designed to help you navigate through challenges facing your business due to COVID-19.About this Event:In the first of four webinars, we will delve into the relief package made available by the UK government and how you can access it.The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced numerous government support packages which businesses in the UK may be eligible for including a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, business grants, rates relief and more. Not all of these may be right for your business, and you may be left confused about your next steps.We have brought together experts from various fields to help you understand what your options are to get your business through these trying times. We will clarify the various relief options and how you can actually access this support on a practical level. There will also be a Q&A to provide you free advice for your business as well as a chance to network and hear from peers.__________________________________________________________________________________________SPEAKERS:Tim Stovold, tax Partner at Moore Kingston Smith who specialises in complex tax issues with extensive experience in start up businesses as well as entrepreneurs will offer advice and tips on how to access the government grants and funding for your business.Tim works with businesses throughout their lifecycle, from developing appropriate business structures and fundraising for owner-managed businesses, through growth and expansion to exit and succession planning. His portfolio of clients includes individuals, small and medium sized businesses, the UK operations of large international groups and publicly listed companies in the UK and worldwide. Tim also has extensive experience providing guidance and insight for Indian clients who wish to invest or start a business in the UK.View Tim on LinkedIn here.Zack Topuzov, Finance Specialist at a fast growing technology start up Smarkets, Zack will discuss considerations all businesses should be making and the benefits of each of the relief options enabling you to better understand the pros and cons.Zack's skills and experience are highly valued by entrepreneurs as he has a unique insight into analysing clients' financial models and providing accurate and realistic projections to be successful.View Zack on LinkedIn here.Host: Asma BashirChairman of Centuro Global, Asma worked in the legal services industry for most of her career, having been with multinational law firms before she established her own practice. She is a mentor on the Mayor's International Business Programme as well as a Senator for the World Business Angel Forum.View Asma on LinkedIn here.

ASMA BASHIR, BEN BLACKBURN Apr 08, 2020
EventLabour Law and Leadership in the time of Covid-19
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Labour Law And Leadership In The Time Of Covid-19

South Africa Lockdown Webinar Series #2. This week's webinar will once again be hosted by Seraj Toefy, Head of Africa for Centuro Global, and will start with Schalk Greef recapping any new developments around funding and subsidies, followed by labour lawyer, Melanie Ferreira who will breakdown the dos, don'ts and best practises of labour law related to the lockdown, and we will finish with Professor Mias De Klerk of the University of Stellenbosch Business School, who will talk about Leadership in the time of Corona. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ SPEAKERS: MELANIE FERREIRA Melanie studied B.Com Law at the University of Johannesburg and followed this with the post graduate LLB degree which she received in 2000. Subsequent to this she joined SVH Attorneys, a firm specializing in Labour Litigation where she articled and remained employed until she branched out on her own and commenced her own practise in 2007 as Ferreira Attorneys, specializing in Employment Law.Melanie identified a spin off opportunity and started a Consulting business called Labour Solve in 2007 as well, acting as Managing Director of to date. Labour Solve consists of a team of Consultants, specializing in Industrial Relations Practises, Human Resourses, Employment Equity, Skills Development and BEE Consulting.With experience in the labour law arena of more than 19 years, we pride ourselves on having assisting our clients i.e. various Employers (from large corporates to EME’s) to mitigate the risk of managing staff on a daily basis and surving the Employment Law maze. Professor Mias de Klerk Mias de Klerk is Professor in Leadership Development and Organisational Behaviour and at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, where he is also the Head of Research. He has 30 years industry experience as an organizational development consultant, specializing in leadership, personal and organizational transformation, workplace spirituality and motivation and business ethics. Internationally, he facilitated workshops on all continents. He also has many years academic experience, which includes University of Stellenbosch, University or Pretoria (UP), University of the Free State and University of South Africa (UNISA). His research interests include business ethics, system psychodynamics, meaning and workplace spirituality, work motivation and commitment, and personal and organizational transformation. He has a PhD in organisational behaviour (UP), Masters Degree in Business Leadership (UNISA), and B Eng (UP). SERAJ TOEFY Seraj is a serial entrepreneur based in Cape Town with a rich background in marketing, communication and entrepreneurship. He started his career in the oil industry working for a multinational across Sub-Saharan Africa before switching to the internet, publishing and communication industry heading up several consumer magazines before starting his own content marketing business. Seraj lectures Entrepreneurial strategy and management at a few leading universities throughout Africa and is a regular guest speaker on the topic in Europe.He heads up the Centuro Global Africa operation and will provide on the ground analysis and perspective to any global client wanting to scale into Africa while assisting African companies wanting to scale globally. Please note this site is only currently compatible with the following browsers: Chrome, Safari or Edge. Here’s a handy checklist containing more information to get the most out of using this webinar & networking platform.

SERAJ TOEFY Apr 08, 2020
EventManaging contractual obligations during COVID19
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Managing Contractual Obligations During COVID19

Corona Correction For Startups Webinar Series #2.In the second instalment of our Corona Correction webinar series, we will be looking at how businesses can manage their contractual obligations in these uncertain times. We will also discuss the current startup fundraising landscape. This webinar will aim to answer questions on the following key areas:What businesses can do where they are struggling to fulfil their contractual obligations.What your options are if you are a party to an agreement where the other side is failing to fulfil their contractual obligations.The steps businesses can take going forward in this uncertain time to mitigate risk.Are VCs still looking to invest and what the state of the fundraising market currently is.The impact on ongoing deals and negotiated term sheets.What founders can do to manage their relationships with investors?Other general contractual issues.We will be joined by two fantastic guest speakers: Leena Patel – Corporate/Commercial Solicitor at Grant Saw Solicitors. Leena acts regularly on a range of Corporate M&A transactions with a particular emphasis on secured lending and restructuring instructions. She also understands how raising finance works in practice and the issues that frequently arise during the lending process. Kenzo Onumonu – Senior Legal Counsel for Entrepreneur First.Kenzo Onumonu is a corporate (venture capital) lawyer by background with experience working for a City firm in London, in house at Deliveroo, and now for the world’s leading talent investor, Entrepreneur First. He is also the founder of the conversation card game – Forty. Hosted by Zain Ali - CEO of Centuro Global and IP lawyer by background. Zain has worked with large multinational media, sports, and technology companies on how to protect their brands and creative content. He branched out to advising start ups and scale ups, exposing him to some key challenges that all entrepreneurs face. This inspired him to start Centuro Global to assist all businesses with their growth efforts.   Please note this site is only currently compatible with the following browsers: Chrome, Safari or Edge.Here’s a handy checklist containing more information to get the most out of using this webinar & networking platform.

ZAIN ALI Apr 08, 2020
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‘COVID-19 HAS RIPPED OFF THE BAND-AID FOR THE OLD WAY OF WORKING’

Our Chairwoman, Asma Bashir, participated in a roundtable of business leaders discussing the impact of COVID-19 on business and what they think the future will hold.  The first question asked was, ‘How is COVID-19 affecting your business and your clients?’ Asma Bashir, who has run various businesses in her career, kicked off the debate by saying: “We have several businesses in our portfolio and were able to react very quickly. As soon as the government announced we were going into lockdown, we were able to respond efficiently due to the technology infrastructure we had in place. “In regards to the shift to remote working, there was a high-level of excitement in the first couple of weeks, with working from home being a new experience and people feeling united with their families, but gradually it is starting to wear on people and the excitement has waned. “From an external perspective, the impact on our clients has been varied. For the start-up clients we deal with, they are being challenged by cashflow, their business runway in terms of funding and also how they navigate the various government schemes. “For our larger customers, we have had challenges with their expat population and people being stuck in other countries and we’ve been trying to support them with crisis management and getting them the advice and support they need.”   Follow the link below to read the full article. 

ASMA BASHIRSep 22, 2020
Press Release
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Centuro Partners With Faster Capital

We are delighted to announce that Centuro Global has entered into partnership with FasterCapital, to add to our offering to startups and scaleups around the world.Centuro Global seeks to assist companies from around the world in expanding their business into new markets globally and provides a range of services including legal, tax and accounting, HR & payroll to fully service a company’s international expansion needs.FasterCapital is an online incubator that supports entrepreneurs worldwide with a core focus on FinTech, AI, EdTech, Software, B2B, Media, Entertainment, Tourism and other industries that mostly require technology. The core offering is to help you build your product by becoming your technical co-founder and investing 50% of the money you will need in the process.Mr. Bashar Hamood of FasterCapital commented on this partnership, “FasterCapital is thrilled to partner with Centuro Global and we look forward to supporting and working with entrepreneurs from the Centuro network.”FasterCapital runs three programs to bring a startup to life and set it up to scale globally, at which point Centuro Global can come in to assist with all international expansion related work. The three FasterCapital programs are: Tech Cofounder, Idea to Product, Grow your Startup. Founders can join any of these programs for free by filling an online form and applying here. Zain Ali of Centuro Global commented, “We are excited to work with FasterCapital and assist their startups in scaling globally.”

ZAIN ALI, BEN BLACKBURNSep 21, 2020
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In-depth With Global Women Leaders In The Face Of Covid-19 In The Services Sector

COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on life as we know it. Within the Services industry players must adapt and look to change the way Services are designed and delivered. Our Chairwoman, Asma Bashir, will be speaking on a panel of Global Women Leaders to discuss this in more depth tomorrow, 21st July 2020, at 4pm GMT. Sign up now to hear from Swati Mandela, Marie Christine OGHLY, Deniz MISIR, Danela Arsovska, Alexandra Lund, and Asma: https://lnkd.in/dqiNw7r The evidence suggests that given its unprecedented nature, it is very likely that the covid-19 crisis is transforming the way Services are designed and delivered. The task is uniquely challenging for industries that rely heavily on in-person interaction, including a wide swath of sectors from banking and insurance to hospitality, telecommunications, government & public services, IT and industrial services.This webinar aims to identify, understand and address these and other issues related to the trends in the transformation of Service industries and how can this transformation create more formal, qualified, high-quality and resilient jobs, the effectiveness of post-pandemic recovery efforts for service industries, the use of artificial intelligence and robots in services, as well as government measures and policies intended to provide assistance and interventions in service sectors.WBAF Virtual Roundtable:In-depth with Global Women Leaders in the face of Covid-19 in Services sectorDate: 21 July 2020Time: 4 pm GMT60 Minutes + 30 Minutes Q&AWelcome SpeechSwati Mandela, President, WBAF Global Woman Leaders Committee & High Commissioner for South AfricaKeynote SpeakerMarie-Christine Oghly, World President, World Association of Women Entrepreneurs (FCEM), Vice President of the GWL Committee, FranceModerator:Deniz Misir, Founder, V22 MFO, WBAF Senator for TurkeyPanelists:Danela Arsovska, President of the Macedonian Chambers of CommerceAsma Bashir, Chairman Centuro Global, WBAF Senator for UKAlexandra Lund, CEO Core Values Consulting, WBAF Senator for Cyprus

ASMA BASHIRJul 20, 2020
Event
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Tactics To Exploit Your Intellectual Property To Scale And Protect Your Business

 ABOUT OUR FREE WEBINAR Our webinar showcased the best tactics to exploit your intellectual property (IP) to both scale and protect your business. IP lawyer, Zain Ali of Centuro Global, will be joined by Alex Athienitis of EdTech startup, Education Shed, to explore the different types of intellectual property and how to use them to grow your business.  Who is this webinar for? This webinar is for dynamic forward-thinking entrepreneurs and business owners to help them get an edge on their competition by understanding intellectual property and how this might apply to their business. What will we cover? Zain Ali will guide you through the core forms of IP and how these can be exploited by your business, he will cover: Core forms of IP - Trademarks, Patents, Copyright and Design Rights Top tips for protecting your IP Do’s and don'ts when using IP to get ahead of the competition How to exploit your IPZain was joined by Alex Athienitis to discuss how Education Shed exploited trademarks to scale their brand globally across 102 countries. With over two million users of their technology, the innovative online platform that provides educational resources globally has gone from strength to strength. Alex will also share his experience of how they protect themselves from competition plus the key considerations for startups when creating their IP strategy. Discover your business's Intellectual PropertyEvery company will have some form of IP that they own or can own, yet many businesses are not aware of some of the IP that exists within their company and do not know how to exploit it. Apple reached a TRILLION DOLLAR evaluation in 2019, and 80% of that value arose from their intellectual property. Watch this webinar to ensure you don’t miss out on an opportunity to add value to your company!ABOUT CENTURO GLOBAL Centuro Global offers leading business consultancy to help businesses go global. With over 20 years' experience working in legal services and management consultancy and an extensive global network, they can help you scale your business and achieve your goals. Services include: Support finding investment and fundingHelping businesses go global Intellectual property advice Start-up and Innovator VisasBusiness strategyand much more... Find out more and get in touch today.

ZAIN ALI, BEN BLACKBURNJun 26, 2020
Event
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Raising Investment During A Crisis

Want to know how to impress investors and raise funding during these challenging times? We have gathered a formidable panel of investors and serial entrepreneurs within the Centuro network for a webinar on how to raise investment during a crisis, from an investor's perspective.Whether you are a start-up, a business facing tough decisions due to coronavirus or looking to grow and go global, our expert panel will share their years of experience with you on how to raise the funds to achieve your goals. Watch the webinar recording below:The event was hosted by Joshua Romisher, the CEO of LaunchLab, who has raised over $250 million in funding over the past 6 years.We covered: How have investors been affected by COVID-19?How to find opportunities for investmentWhat investors are looking forTips on fundraising both now and beyond COVID-19SPEAKERSPeter CowleyAwarded the accolade of Best Angel Investor in the World 2017 by the World Business Angel Investment Forum. He has also founded 14 of his own businesses in technology and construction.Tuba TerekliA serial investor funding companies globally over the past 15 years & founding the first accelerator program in Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Fast Growth 100 list.Nicholas RussellA serial entrepreneur from Silicon Valley and involved with a new initiative - Conception X, a venture builder that creates deep tech start-ups from PhDs. He has also mentored some of the most innovative and highly successful businesses in the tech sector.Josh RomisherA serial entrepreneur and former US banker, his array of ventures include a boutique investment bank in New York, a solar irrigation start-up in India, entering the solar sector in Africa and a frozen yoghurt franchise in San Francisco. Josh has been successful in raising funds of over $250 million in the past 6 years. ABOUT CENTURO GLOBAL Centuro Global offers leading business consultancy to help businesses go global. With over 20 years' experience working in legal services and management consultancy and an extensive global network, they can help you scale your business and achieve your goals. Services include:Support finding investment and fundingHelping businesses go globalIntellectual property adviceStart-up and Innovator VisasBusiness strategyand much more...Find out more and get in touch today.

ASMA BASHIR, ZAIN ALI, ZAFAR MIRZAMay 18, 2020
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Start Up Investment Options To Survive And Thrive

The start up ecosystem has been growing exponentially for the past decade with many success stories. With billion dollar tech companies having disrupted the market and highly successful entrepreneurs, creating jobs and prosperity for the UK economy. This work is now under immense threat as the Covid 19 shutdown has imposed substantial harm to the start up environment. We are seeing an increasing number of companies running out of cash to survive this difficult period without any recourse to options or investors. What should the government be doing to support entrepreneurs and start ups in our economy? Should the government provide an equity based liquidity package or runway fund to help these businesses survive? We will be asking these and many other questions to our expert panel of speakers to find ways to support businesses who are still struggling to get through the current crisis. Whether you need to seek funding, or find alternative ways to manage your company, ask the experts during our webinar. Date: Wed, 22nd AprilTime: 14:00pm BST REGISTER FREE TICKET._______________________________________________________________ SPEAKERS: Philip SalterFounder, The Entrepreneurs Network Philip Salter founded The Entrepreneurs Network in 2014 with the aim of building an organisation with the aim of helping make Britain the best place in the world to start and grow a business. Philip was previously Business Features Editor of City A.M. where he wrote a weekly column on entrepreneurship and interviewed many of Britain’s leading entrepreneurs.He is a frequent speaker at conferences, writes a column for Forbes on entrepreneurship and appears regularly elsewhere in the media. View Linkedin profile, here. Henry WhorwoodHenry leads Beauhurst’s Research and Consultancy team. He is an expert on business finance and has worked on briefs for clients including the British Business Bank, Penningtons Manches, Syndicate Room, and Innovate UK. Henry regularly gives presentations on market trends at events around the country. He studied Classics at the University of Oxford. View Linkedin profile, here. Asma BashirAsma has worked in the legal services industry for most of her career, having been with multinational law firms before she established her own practice. Asma went on to found Newland Chase, where she worked for 13 years before the firm was eventually acquired by an American corporation. She is now a mentor on the Mayor's International Business Programme as well as a Senator for the World Business Angel Forum. Asma has worked with both multinational clients and SME's to help them expand into complex regions across the world. Her specialist skills are to match entrepreneurs and scaling companies to the right investor either for funding, merger or acquisition. View Linkedin profile, here.   REGISTER FREE TICKET.

ASMA BASHIRApr 15, 2020
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Navigating The Subsidies Provided By The South African Government.

South Africa Lockdown Webinar Series #1.Join us as we tackle the topics facing Startups, SMEs and large companies alike during this Lockdown Period. About this Event:The Lockdown Webinar Series is a group of webinars aimed at business owners and designed to help during this lockdown period.We will have guests speakers who specialise in their field and topics to be addressed through the series will be:Navigating COVID19 subsidies that are available in South AfricaTips and Strategies to deal with staff during the lockdownTime to rebuild, how best to strategise during the lockdownIf you have other ideas for topics, please send it through to us in the chat feature. See you soon.____________________________________________________________________________________________Speakers:SERAJ TOEFYSeraj is a serial entrepreneur based in Cape Town with a rich background in marketing, communication and entrepreneurship. He started his career in the oil industry working for a multinational across Sub-Saharan Africa before switching to the internet, publishing and communication industry heading up several consumer magazines before starting his own content marketing business.Seraj lectures Entrepreneurial strategy and management at a few leading universities throughout Africa and is a regular guest speaker on the topic in Europe.He heads up the Centuro Global Africa operation and will provide on the ground analysis and perspective to any global client wanting to scale into Africa while assisting African companies wanting to scale globally.SCHALK GREEFFSchalk is a small business activist with a corporate background who now loves working alongside, mentoring and investing in entrepreneurs.Over the years he's obtained skills and experience on how to start a company from nothing, to build a growth platform and then scale from there. He's meticulous on the standard by which he does things, but won't let an opportunity pass.He also is a Managing Partner of Indevaldi, a professional services company that focuses on the entrepreneur, their businesses and their families. Services range from accounting, payroll, tax, advisory and many more.Indevaldi is a digital, on-line practise, serving clients throughout South Africa and abroad.

SERAJ TOEFYApr 08, 2020
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Start A Company, Hr +2
Relief Packages Made Available By The UK Government And How You Can Access It

Corona Correction For Startups Webinar Series #1.Join us for our Corona Correction Series, designed to help you navigate through challenges facing your business due to COVID-19.About this Event:In the first of four webinars, we will delve into the relief package made available by the UK government and how you can access it.The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced numerous government support packages which businesses in the UK may be eligible for including a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, business grants, rates relief and more. Not all of these may be right for your business, and you may be left confused about your next steps.We have brought together experts from various fields to help you understand what your options are to get your business through these trying times. We will clarify the various relief options and how you can actually access this support on a practical level. There will also be a Q&A to provide you free advice for your business as well as a chance to network and hear from peers.__________________________________________________________________________________________SPEAKERS:Tim Stovold, tax Partner at Moore Kingston Smith who specialises in complex tax issues with extensive experience in start up businesses as well as entrepreneurs will offer advice and tips on how to access the government grants and funding for your business.Tim works with businesses throughout their lifecycle, from developing appropriate business structures and fundraising for owner-managed businesses, through growth and expansion to exit and succession planning. His portfolio of clients includes individuals, small and medium sized businesses, the UK operations of large international groups and publicly listed companies in the UK and worldwide. Tim also has extensive experience providing guidance and insight for Indian clients who wish to invest or start a business in the UK.View Tim on LinkedIn here.Zack Topuzov, Finance Specialist at a fast growing technology start up Smarkets, Zack will discuss considerations all businesses should be making and the benefits of each of the relief options enabling you to better understand the pros and cons.Zack's skills and experience are highly valued by entrepreneurs as he has a unique insight into analysing clients' financial models and providing accurate and realistic projections to be successful.View Zack on LinkedIn here.Host: Asma BashirChairman of Centuro Global, Asma worked in the legal services industry for most of her career, having been with multinational law firms before she established her own practice. She is a mentor on the Mayor's International Business Programme as well as a Senator for the World Business Angel Forum.View Asma on LinkedIn here.

ASMA BASHIR, BEN BLACKBURNApr 08, 2020
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Labour Law And Leadership In The Time Of Covid-19

South Africa Lockdown Webinar Series #2. This week's webinar will once again be hosted by Seraj Toefy, Head of Africa for Centuro Global, and will start with Schalk Greef recapping any new developments around funding and subsidies, followed by labour lawyer, Melanie Ferreira who will breakdown the dos, don'ts and best practises of labour law related to the lockdown, and we will finish with Professor Mias De Klerk of the University of Stellenbosch Business School, who will talk about Leadership in the time of Corona. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ SPEAKERS: MELANIE FERREIRA Melanie studied B.Com Law at the University of Johannesburg and followed this with the post graduate LLB degree which she received in 2000. Subsequent to this she joined SVH Attorneys, a firm specializing in Labour Litigation where she articled and remained employed until she branched out on her own and commenced her own practise in 2007 as Ferreira Attorneys, specializing in Employment Law.Melanie identified a spin off opportunity and started a Consulting business called Labour Solve in 2007 as well, acting as Managing Director of to date. Labour Solve consists of a team of Consultants, specializing in Industrial Relations Practises, Human Resourses, Employment Equity, Skills Development and BEE Consulting.With experience in the labour law arena of more than 19 years, we pride ourselves on having assisting our clients i.e. various Employers (from large corporates to EME’s) to mitigate the risk of managing staff on a daily basis and surving the Employment Law maze. Professor Mias de Klerk Mias de Klerk is Professor in Leadership Development and Organisational Behaviour and at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, where he is also the Head of Research. He has 30 years industry experience as an organizational development consultant, specializing in leadership, personal and organizational transformation, workplace spirituality and motivation and business ethics. Internationally, he facilitated workshops on all continents. He also has many years academic experience, which includes University of Stellenbosch, University or Pretoria (UP), University of the Free State and University of South Africa (UNISA). His research interests include business ethics, system psychodynamics, meaning and workplace spirituality, work motivation and commitment, and personal and organizational transformation. He has a PhD in organisational behaviour (UP), Masters Degree in Business Leadership (UNISA), and B Eng (UP). SERAJ TOEFY Seraj is a serial entrepreneur based in Cape Town with a rich background in marketing, communication and entrepreneurship. He started his career in the oil industry working for a multinational across Sub-Saharan Africa before switching to the internet, publishing and communication industry heading up several consumer magazines before starting his own content marketing business. Seraj lectures Entrepreneurial strategy and management at a few leading universities throughout Africa and is a regular guest speaker on the topic in Europe.He heads up the Centuro Global Africa operation and will provide on the ground analysis and perspective to any global client wanting to scale into Africa while assisting African companies wanting to scale globally. Please note this site is only currently compatible with the following browsers: Chrome, Safari or Edge. Here’s a handy checklist containing more information to get the most out of using this webinar & networking platform.

SERAJ TOEFYApr 08, 2020
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Start A Company, Hr +2
Managing Contractual Obligations During COVID19

Corona Correction For Startups Webinar Series #2.In the second instalment of our Corona Correction webinar series, we will be looking at how businesses can manage their contractual obligations in these uncertain times. We will also discuss the current startup fundraising landscape. This webinar will aim to answer questions on the following key areas:What businesses can do where they are struggling to fulfil their contractual obligations.What your options are if you are a party to an agreement where the other side is failing to fulfil their contractual obligations.The steps businesses can take going forward in this uncertain time to mitigate risk.Are VCs still looking to invest and what the state of the fundraising market currently is.The impact on ongoing deals and negotiated term sheets.What founders can do to manage their relationships with investors?Other general contractual issues.We will be joined by two fantastic guest speakers: Leena Patel – Corporate/Commercial Solicitor at Grant Saw Solicitors. Leena acts regularly on a range of Corporate M&A transactions with a particular emphasis on secured lending and restructuring instructions. She also understands how raising finance works in practice and the issues that frequently arise during the lending process. Kenzo Onumonu – Senior Legal Counsel for Entrepreneur First.Kenzo Onumonu is a corporate (venture capital) lawyer by background with experience working for a City firm in London, in house at Deliveroo, and now for the world’s leading talent investor, Entrepreneur First. He is also the founder of the conversation card game – Forty. Hosted by Zain Ali - CEO of Centuro Global and IP lawyer by background. Zain has worked with large multinational media, sports, and technology companies on how to protect their brands and creative content. He branched out to advising start ups and scale ups, exposing him to some key challenges that all entrepreneurs face. This inspired him to start Centuro Global to assist all businesses with their growth efforts.   Please note this site is only currently compatible with the following browsers: Chrome, Safari or Edge.Here’s a handy checklist containing more information to get the most out of using this webinar & networking platform.

ZAIN ALIApr 08, 2020