Under 35 - Thriving.Network


Registration :17:00 - 17:45

Seating :17:45 - 18:00

Welcome and introduction by MC:18:00 - 18:05

Opening speech by Lerato Dontache :18:05 - 18:15

Key Speaker- Erna Basson:18:15 - 18:30

Speaker - Avesh Padayache:18:30 - 18:45

Speaker - Nadav Ossendryver:18:45 - 19:00


Break-food and networking session:19:00 - 19:45

Speaker- Sandile Shezi:19:45 - 20:00

Speaker- Candice Thurston:20:00 - 20:15

Q&A Panel:20:15 - 20:30

Entertainment by comedian Donovan Goliath:20:30 - 20:45

About the event

Thriving Under 35 Summit

Thriving Under 35 Summit is an inaugural and annual summit that celebrates young and accomplished South African entrepreneurs who are leading in their distinguished entrepreneurial arenas. The summit will bring together the best of South African minds, sharing inspirational stories, while also providing a networking platform in which business relationships are formed.


Network and market your business with other aspirant and established entrepreneurs while attending the event and form relationships to unlock opportunities for your business success.


Thriving has organised an event that will inspire and accelerate the growth of your business through a synthesis of SA's top young entrepreneurs, surprises and event-experiences.

Our mission

Our philosophy is to influence a new generation of entrepreneurs and emplify the voice of entrepreneurship in South Africa.

The Park- House of events

7(Hyde Park Shopping Centre)
320 Jan Smuts Avenue, Hyde Park, Johannesburg


This Year

4 Speakers

The real professionals

150 seats

Be the first

The speakers


Join SA's young
game changers and

The Thriving Under 35 Summit is aimed to appeal to young South Africans who are leading in their respective industries. August 2017 will mark the official launch of the summit at which prestigious young entrepreneurs will share growth ideas to aspirants and established entrepreneurs.



Avesh Padayachee

is the CEO of Fibon Energy, a developer (sponsor) of utility-scale renewable energy projects. Initial focus has been on Solar PV, Hydro and Wind projects. Multi-talented professional with over eleven years legal M&A deal-making expertise, financial advisory experience and a MBA education.
Candice Thurston

Managing Director of Candi & Co, which falls under the Sorbet Group, is a hair and beauty franchise that's taking Joburg by storm. The franchise focuses on serving ethnic hair needs. She holds BCom and Honours degrees in Marketing & Accounting from the University of Pretoria and University of Witwatersrand, respectively.
Nadav Ossendryver

CEO and Founder of LatestSightings.Com Channelling his passion for wildlife, conservation and his love of the Kruger Park, he has created an online, real-time, wildlife spotting service for visitors to the Kruger. The Kruger Sightings YouTube Channel is the most watched South African based channel with over 90 million views.
Sandile Shezi

Co-Owner and Founder of the Global Forex Institute which aims at providing affordable, effective Forex training that works, to the masses. Global Forex Institute empowers the mass on doing the same thing that he did and educating them about Forex




General Pass


Networking opportunity

X1 Thriving magazine - 2nd issue

Thriving.Network access


Event Location


Event Location

The Park- House of events
On 7(Hyde Park Shopping Centre)
320 Jan Smuts Avenue, Hyde Park
Gauteng - South Africa
087 260 2207