Dagmar Breiling Mare

Dagmar Breiling

Dagmar is the driving force behind Funding Connection, a multi-service financial advisory service company based in Hillcrest, KZN. She is a serial entrepreneur and an international Funding Strategist with an MSc (Economics) from the University of Kiel, Germany.

Her previous career experience has included working as a project manager at the German Economic Development Corporation where she managed support programs for both start-up and expanding businesses. She then diverted her attention and became a business lecturer, conducting and organising various topical workshops.

Under her mandate and sharing her skills, experience and expertise, she has also offered a variety of internships and apprenticeships for the disadvantaged youth. After establishing an extensive and reputable career in Germany, Dagmar relocated to South Africa and started her company Funding Connection. Here she (and her highly-regarded team) offers a professional and personalised service in their aim to grow the South African economy, one business at the time, through the development of local entrepreneurs and start-ups. Their understanding and knowledge about the various Government (and similar) funding opportunities available to South African SMMEs is well known.

Dagmar serves on the Exco of the Institute of Inventors and Innovators and as a Panelist for the III Pitch-it to the Panel™ .

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