To make entrepreneurship accessible, relatable and applicable to everyone.
Living the Entrepreneurial Way: When we develop the capacity to create value, anything becomes possible.
Our short term goal is create 10,000 jobs by creating 10,000 businesses.
About Our Founder & Managing Director | Willem Gous
Finalist 2022 | Startup Mentor of the Year
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
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. Consistently pushing boundaries and learning through failures and successes, he solidified his thinking around the entrepreneurial way and the successful application in a wide range of real-world situations.
He is a dedicated single father to an amazing 12-year-old son, and they live in Johannesburg, South Africa. An avid reader and personal development enthusiast. For fun and giggles, he is a firewalking instructor.
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
He has facilitated many breakthrough motivational events with large crowds of people.
Directors | Hitesh Pema & Wessie Van Der Westhuizen
“Our programmes work because they were made in Africa for Africa and proven in Africa”
– Willem Gous | Founder of The Human Entrepreneur