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The Get-Together: Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking

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Registration: 17h45 - 18h00
Forum Start Time: 18h00​​​​​​​​
Length: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cocktails will be served after the event​​​​​​​

 

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Dr Jonathan Marks teaches entrepreneurship at GIBS. Join him for this highly interactive discussion on the value of creativity, collaboration and innovation in entrepreneurship. Creativity and innovation are considered to be inseparable from entrepreneurship.

Speaker

Dr Jonathan Marks holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, as well as a Doctorate in Philosophy, focused on entrepreneurship, from the University of Cape Town’s faculty of engineering and the built environment. Dr Marks was founding director of the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development (located at UCT) and was responsible for entrepreneurial knowledge management at the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation.

He has taught entrepreneurship, business planning, new venture planning, innovation, corporate innovation and entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking at the University of Cape Town for the past twelve years. His teaching and research has crossed a range of disciplines including commerce, science, engineering and humanities, and has included over 1 000 student and business plan projects. ​

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  • Professor Jonathan Marks teaches, researches, and consults in the field of high-growth entrepreneurship, family business, corporate innovation and entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance.

    He is faculty lead for the MBA Entrepreneurship Focus and is the former Director of the GIBS Full Time MBA Programme.  

    Prof. Marks was the founding director of the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development at the University of Cape Town and was Head of Impact Assurance and Entrepreneurial Knowledge Management at the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation.  He has started and successfully exited ventures in the real estate and information technology sectors.  

    Prof. Marks is a widely-published researcher and is member of the editorial review board for a number of South African and international small business and entrepreneurship journals.  He is active within the Academy of Management, North American Case Research Association, and the European Council for Small Business.

    Qualifications:  

    • PhD (UCT) 
    • MBA (UCT) 
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