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From the world of Da Vinci.
The Da Vinci Institute was established with the help of Nelson Mandela and is the custodian of tt100. As a School of Managerial Leadership contributing towards socio-economic development and transformation, the Institute’s purpose is to cultivate managerial leaders through the core principles of business driven action learning by offering students a personalised journey of self-discovery and co-creation. tt100 is therefore a perfect fit.
Being the only Mode 2 educational institution of its kind in South Africa, the Institute is focused on the creation of knowledge that is trans-disciplinary in nature, socially relevant and of which the intent is to solve work-based problems and to contribute towards the professional development of the people involved. It is in this context that The Institute facilitates a journey of self-discovery for prospective business leaders and entrepreneurs. Da Vinci’s full profile is available for download here.
From the world of tt100
“In the years we didn’t win, we networked with the winners to find out what they were doing with their systems, people or technology that we weren’t. They were willing to share and we to listen, just as when we have won, we were willing to share…None of the others (business awards programmes) are as focused on our core business as the tt100. Nobody else has a model like the TIPS model. For us, it works.”
“Our solutions are enterprise solutions, and when we started out, we asked ourselves, ‘How do we get traction and credibility among the larger companies and industries?’ Well, it helps if you can show that you are peer reviewed and being better externally. Peer review is very important, especially in early stages (of a business), Being an award-winning technology company also makes it easier to prove your credentials.”
“I love working with entrepreneurs and believe we should do everything we can to help more entrepreneurs grow and thrive… People need to know and sense that you care about what they are doing, and that means sharing what you think they do well and where they could improve. It’s not always easy to give feedback but if I don’t, then who will? It could help someone.”
“Driving technology is the basis for businesses to innovate in the global landscape. This awards programme drives South African businesses to get better, gives them a platform to profile themselves in the market, and encourages them to look at how they can use technology and innovate to make the best of their business.”