New Ventures Studio Profile

New Ventures Studio

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Contact Details

Matt Fisher

312 Imam Haron Road, Lansdowne, Cape Town, 7780

+27(0)21 696 4157

New Ventures Studio is a young entrepreneur accelerator. It is a platform for young individuals who want to be successful entrepreneurs, but realize the importance of up-skilling themselves before venturing out into the unfamiliar territory of entrepreneurship. In partnership with young entrepreneurs (16 to 35), we create wealth by developing entrepreneurial skills, strategic networks and fully capitalized operational businesses.

Applications are open to all 16 - 35 year-old aspiring entrepreneurs, regardless of whether they have a business or not – submissions can be done online at

Why it started?

The brainchild of Salesian Life Choices (an organisation investing in youth to tackle inequality) and Caban Investments, New Ventures Studio came to life through a desire to refresh the failing NPO business model. The nature of this partnership creates an ecosystem whereby the entrepreneur’s success is the cornerstone for everyone’s profit. “We nearly shut down in 2013. It became very difficult to secure funding with the global economy in such crisis so it became clear we needed to change our model in order to generate income.” Sofia Neves (MD of Salesian Life Choices)

Focus Areas

Target Client / Entrepreneur Profile
  • Existing businesses
  • Immigrants
  • Inventors
  • Low Income
  • Students
  • Woman
  • Youth
Entrepreuneurial Motivation
  • Creation of a micro or small business
  • Growth and scaling

Entrepreuneurial Phase
  • Ideation / idea creation
  • Proof of Concept / seed
  • Start up
  • Early
  • Accelerate / Expansion
Target Industry
  • Agriculture
  • Bio-technology
  • Cleantech
  • Creative
  • Education
  • Environmental Entrepreneurship
  • Fashion
  • Fin Tech
  • Food and Beverage
  • Furniture
  • Furniture
  • Health Tech
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing
  • Mixed
  • Renewable energy
  • Social Innovation / Social Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability Driven Entrepreneurship

Location / Demographic Area
Location: Cape Town

  • Urban
  • Township
Services Offered
  • Accounting
  • Branding
  • Business Advisory Support
  • Business and entrepreneurship Training
  • Design
  • E-commerce solutions
  • Funding and Financing Assistance
  • Human resources and recruitment
  • Individual development and soft skills training
  • Legal assistance
  • Market Research
  • Marketing
  • Mentorship
  • Networking
  • Office/Studio Space/ Co-working space
  • Preferrential Procurement
  • Product/Prototype Development
  • Research / Technology
  • Social marketing
  • Tax assistance
  • Technology
  • Website design / hosting / IT

Funding Provided
  • Equity
  • Grant
  • Venture Capital
Business Support Type
  • Advisory and Consulting services
  • Co-working Space
  • Funding
  • Impact Investor
  • Incubator
  • Investor
  • Mentorship
  • Networking, Community & Start-up Events
  • Other Education and training
  • Pre-incubator
  • Support Services

Upcoming Events

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