As the famous saying goes, it is not about what you know but rather who you know and one budding events organiser shows us why we need to pay more attention to our networks by founding SIPEC, an acronym for Sherai’s Initiative for Promoting Entrepreneurs in Cameroon.
This initiative seeks to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship in Cameroon through identifying entrepreneurs and small businesses and creating a platform whereby their services and products can be marketed in a fun and light hearted way.
They provide the space, some beautiful music, nice chilled drinks, some well marinated finger foods and a mix of intelligent people and voilà an environment where ideas are exchanged and business partnerships formed!
The kick off event...
Sheraiz Delightz, the events planning company behind the SIPEC initiative kicked off the under the theme of: Networking, a key tool for successful business at the White House Restaurant in Bonapriso gathering about 150 people - a mix of entrepreneurs, media personnels, and professionals as well as introducing 10 companies to the attended guests.
So, what next?
The SIPEC events are scheduled to run quarterly in different parts of the country. The next edition is already booked for Thursday April 24th 2014 at the White House Restaurant.
And the brainchild is...
Etonde aka Sherai is the founder and CEO of Sheraiz Delightz an Events Management company in Douala, Cameroon. Etonde has held many sales roles in the past 6 years and understands the challenges of closing deals with clients. Through SIPEC, she wants to see companies work with each other and entrepreneurs move from small to big. “We all need each other”, she says.
Some images of the event below...
And that was SIPEC, the travelling networking event that is aimed at bringing people and businesses together under 1 platform a city at a time. Watch out for the next one near you! Kudos Etonde.
For more information: www.sipec.com