Eventerprise.com is a global SaaS platform that connects transparently reviewed event businesses with private or corporate clients who want to organise events. By solving key pain points in an under-served and fragmented industry, in a similar vein to what Uber did for taxi services and TripAdvisor for travel, Eventerprise plays its part in the growing platform economy.
Our global first approach relies on an international team situated on four continents and managed via a hub and spoke system which enables us to utilise the best possible talent worldwide. In addition, our successful talent incubation philosophy combines experienced leaders with talented undergraduate and postgraduate students who want to learn fast, wide, and deep - and help create a world class digital platform at the same time.
As a start-up, if there’s one thing we know, it’s that starting out is hard work! That’s why we understand the predicament of students and recent graduates trying to get started with their careers. Eventerprise offers professional internships in a trailblazing digital environment to qualifying students (Young Guns) or recent graduates (PostGrads) who are keen to develop their skills in various disciplines, including marketing, sales, business development and digital media.
On a balmy Saturday morning in a gym somewhere in South Africa, two kindred spirits, Charlie Wright and Götz Thümecke met in a spin class of all places. Little did they know then that they were about to change the world of events irrevocably.
A further chance meeting at an event where the organising went decidedly awry fired up their shared love of entrepreneurship and the beautiful idea of connecting the world of events was born.
Although building a global online platform for the events community was definitely an audacious goal, it was by no means their first rodeo. Charlie is no stranger to top level events, having founded an award-winning events business in the Middle East - now part of the world's fastest growing event consortium, while Götz has had a celebrated career in marketing and consulting, forged across two continents.
What does Eventerprise do?
Eventerprise is a bold new digital platform that is turning the global events industry on its head. Our mission possible is to create the world's first comprehensive online community dedicated to connecting those who want to organise events with the right event service, product, or venue.
What is Eventerprise culture like?
As a start-up, if there’s one thing we know, it’s that starting out is hard work! That’s why we understand the predicament of students and recent graduates trying to get started with their careers.
Our talent incubation philosophy is to combine highly experienced leaders with talented Young Guns who want to learn fast, wide, and deep - and help create a world class digital platform at the same time. For that reason, our Cape Town hub offers a formal internship program which plays a vital role in our company culture.
Our internship program is available to current students or recent graduates who are keen to develop their skills in various disciplines – from marketing and sales to operations and digital media - in an innovative and technologically advanced environment. We call our interns Young Guns as they are treated as full team members and held to the same high standards.
What are your operating hours?
Our office hours are 09:00 to 18:00 from Monday to Friday. We have our early birds and night owls who are at work at the crack of dawn and leave well after sundown but that’s because they love their job so much. The time flies by so quickly that most of us don’t even realize when it’s time to go home for the day.
Are there growth opportunities within Eventerprise?
Most definitely, we do not limit our Young Guns, or any team member for that matter, to specific skills and tasks, everyone operates in a 360-degree role. Tinka, one of our international Young Guns recently returned to work for Eventerprise a second time on a more permanent basis. Malikah is a permanent member of our design team and started out as a Young Gun.
What do you look for in candidates?
Eventerprise is a fast-paced, goal-driven startup and each team within the company has different requirements for candidates. In general, candidates should enjoy working in a demanding and agile environment. The ability to communicate well and play nice within a tightly knit team would stand you in good stead, as would a thirst to learn new things and willingness to get things done. An interest in what Eventerprise does is essential and we love innovative ideas that help to grow the company.
Is experience a requirement to work for Eventerprise?
In most instances, a degree in the required field is essential, supported by some relevant work experience. However, we will consider candidates who display the necessary skills through portfolio samples or projects they have worked on.
What do I do if I live overseas and would like to work for Eventerprise?
Eventerprise has partnered with various internship companies that assist students and graduates who would like to work at our offices in Cape Town, South Africa. Please note that we do not cover any costs of your stay.
How often do you place interns?
The internship program at Eventerprise runs for 3 to 6 months and we advertise available openings throughout the year as current Young Guns finish their internships.
What makes an internship at Eventerprise better than any other company’s?
We offer career defining internship opportunities to recent graduates and postgraduates from all over the world. Eventerprise allows smart young people to develop multiple skills in an advanced tech-orientated environment, while simultaneously growing as people and leaders. We are very proud to play a role in the career development of the Young Guns and PostGrads who join our team.
What is the dress code?
Due to the nature of our business we require that you dress in a semi-casual, but neat and professional manner during business hours. We reserve the right to ask you to dress in a manner more appropriate to your role in the event that your personal choice of clothing is deemed inappropriate.
If you do not see any roles that may be interesting for you right now, please feel free to email us your CV and tell us why you would like to work at Eventerprise!
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