Dan Brotman and Natan Pollack met in 2014 as young leaders in the Johannesburg Jewish community. Finding that they shared a similar passion for learning global lessons through real world experiences, they began collaborating on bespoke exposure business and political trips to Israel and the Palestinian Territories targeting up-and-coming South African leaders, ranging from entrepreneurs to Parliamentarians.

Having seen the positive impact of their trips on hundreds of influential South Africans, they formed En-novate in early 2016, in partnership with Investec, an international specialist banking and asset management group. Both Dan and Natan are passionate about futuristic business trends, the experience economy and off the beaten path travel.

Their work at En-novate encompasses all three of their passions, and together with their team, they design tailormade international immersion experiences that aim to change the way people think about doing business, and expose them to a multitude of commercial and learning opportunities all over the world.

Mission and Vision

We believe in harnessing the benefits of globalisation and taking full advantage of the world becoming more connected.

We help organisations do this by curating unique sector-specific immersion experiences to a variety of innovative cities around the world. No two En-novate experiences are alike, and all trip content is tailor-made to ensure that we expose our participants to the right people in the right organisations.

Those who benefit from our experiences include corporate teams, their top clients and entrepreneurs on business immersion trips to centres of excellence around the world. We provide an end-to-end experience, taking care of everything from content to logistics, enabling our participants to experience a seamless week of deep learning.

We give our participants a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn, grow their networks and explore global opportunities.


Investec Corporate Social Investment Young Entrepreneurs Trip to Silicon Valley, USA

Investec Private Bank & Private Capital Client Immersion Trip to Israel