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View Profile Nedbank Stellenbosch University LaunchLab Nedbank Stellenbosch University LaunchLab The LaunchLab is a mixed-use business incubator based at Stellenbosch University in Stellenbosch, Western Cape that accelerates technology and innovation businesses in ICT (specifically Payments, Big Data, Analytics, Mobile, Paid Media), Cleantech, Agritech and Education, to a new level.
View Profile Cape Craft+Design Institute Cape Craft+Design Institute The Cape Craft and Design Institute (CCDI) was set up in 2001 to support the needs of creative businesses in the Western Cape, and to grow the region’s craft and design sector. A not-for-profit company, the CCDI is a joint initiative of Western Cape Government and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). Over the years we have developed a range of activities to help improve creative businesses. We work with craft producers, designers and a wide range of other creative entrepreneurs. Whether you need a short course on how to cost your product or service, time in our Product Support space developing your latest idea, or support to access markets, we have a range of services to help you grow. Our three core programmes are: 1. Product Support Provides an environment in which designers and craft producers can further develop their existing products or prototype new products. 2. Business Support Helps craft producers and designers to develop skills in creativity, business and production management, and marketing. 3. Market Support Assists designers and craft producers to define and reach their targeted markets.
View Profile Bertha Centre for Social Innovation Bertha Centre for Social Innovation The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is the first academic centre in Africa dedicated to advancing social innovation and entrepreneurship.
View Profile Impact Amplifier Impact Amplifier To address Africa’s socio-economic and environmental challenges, innovative entrepreneurs and business models must emerge. Impact Amplifier drives this vision by: providing investment readiness and acceleration services to impact businesses, which combine financial success with positive social and environmental change; assisting impact investors to source and invest into compelling opportunities; and delivering supplier development and sustainability advisory services to corporations and public institutions.
View Profile Furntech Furntech FURNTECH is South Africa’s only Centre of Excellence for the furniture industry and is the first port of call for anyone looking for information on business incubation and / or skills development in furniture manufacturing. The two components which form Furntech’s integrated service are: * Business Technology Incubation of small and micro enterprises (SME’s) * Vocational Skills Development These services are available at all Furntech Centres which are spread around the country. Through these centres, Furntech is well positioned to fulfil its national mandate of improving skills levels in the industry, raising the level of global competitiveness, stimulating job and SME creation and transferring new technologies to industry partners.
View Profile Garden Route ICT Incubator Garden Route ICT Incubator The Garden Route ICT Incubator provides local innovative ICT entrepreneurs with a safe and subsidised environment from which to launch products and build their businesses. It provides industry experts as mentors to assist young entrepreneurs with entering the mainstream ICT arena, building of strong market ready products and services, as well as hands on support in research and development.
View Profile South African Renewable Energy Business Incubator (sarebi) South African Renewable Energy Business Incubator (sarebi) SAREBI is a business incubator funded by SEDA Technology Programme (STP). SAREBI focuses on providing non-financial assistance to entrepreneurs in the renewable energy industry. Currently based in Cape Town, it is foreseen that SAREBI will, in due course, provide this service to other areas. SAREBI focusses on entrepreneurs in the greater renewable, clean, sustainable and efficient energy sectors. SAREBI is positioned to provide enterprise development services to energy procurement companies and developers in the REIPPP sector as well as the ESCO Sector. A substantial part of the enterprise development activities are focused towards enhancing the commercial viability of existing entrepreneurs that deliver services into these sectors.
View Profile The Business Place Philippi The Business Place Philippi The Business Place Philippi offers free business services and short training courses for anyone who wants to start, improve or expand their business. We provide pre-packaged small business opportunities that transform individuals and communities through weekly mentoring and coaching sessions.
View Profile Acorn Private Equity Acorn Private Equity Acorn is a private equity firm providing a platform for individuals, institutions, and funding partners to invest in the Sub-Sahara African SME sector. They focus on growing industries with companies that have scope for significant and sustainable growth.
View Profile Silicon Cape Initiative Silicon Cape Initiative The Silicon Cape Initiative is a community of tech entrepreneurs, developers, creatives, angel investors, and VC's who are passionate about entrepreneurship and the roles they can play in the future of South Africa. The Silicon Cape Initiative is a non-profit, community owned and driven movement, that aims to improve the environment in the Western Cape to create more and better startups as well as increase access to capital. Their website and events offers an invaluable resource for all tech entrepreneurs.
View Profile Tech Lab Africa Tech Lab Africa Tech Lab Africa will help you refine, test and gear your proposition for scaling, with the support of senior executives from Barclays Africa as well as local and international mentors and industry experts from leading corporate and institutional partners. We aim to seek out, attract and support the most innovative, disruptive early stage ventures in the broad fields of FinTech and Health Tech. Successful applicants will join a 3 month programme in Cape Town, during which time Tech Lab Africa will work to catapult venture growth through facilitation of high touch engagement with local and international mentors, as well as senior Barclays Africa executives, subject matter experts and industry leaders. Tech Lab Africa will output a portfolio of businesses that Barclays Africa can further support during their growth journey.
View Profile Knife Capital Knife Capital Knife Capital is a leading Southern African Venture Capital investor focusing on technology-enabled ventures for a sustainable impact on innovation, job creation and growth. In addition to its core fund management activities, Knife Capital provides consulting, training and business acceleration services to high-growth ventures in Southern Africa.
View Profile Social Enterprise Academy Social Enterprise Academy The Social Enterprise Academy provides learning and development for individuals and organisations working for social purpose, so that they can increase their social impact and ensure financial sustainability. The Academy provides leadership, enterprise and social impact programmes that can lead to internationally recognised qualifications.
View Profile Entrepreneur & Management Solutions Entrepreneur & Management Solutions EM Solutions provides a range of services and solutions tailored to the needs for Start-up, SMME and NPO sectors. They provide accounting services, coaching programmes and marketing solutions.
View Profile New Ventures Studio New Ventures Studio 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)
View Profile ATTANE (African Transition to a New Economy) ATTANE (African Transition to a New Economy) The New Economy Accelerator (NEA) is a platform for nurturing the emergence of a new economy, one that challenges the status quo to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Our mission is to catalyse this new economy so that it can create new opportunities, through the cultivation of relationships, experimenting and changing the realities faced by local communities. We aim to achieve this through an accelerated programme that champions growth, encourages collaboration, advances community, facilitates dialogues, drives scale and rewards global innovation
View Profile STARTUP 90 STARTUP 90 STARTUP 90 manages sector-focused accelerator programs that prepare high-growth seed and early-stage startups to accelerate and scale their businesses. Our 90 day program assists entrepreneurs with customer, business model and revenue model development and is geared to reduce the market and technology risk associated with technology startups. This is achieved through structured Accelerator Programs which combine entrepreneurship development, mentoring and business incubation, which take place in a shared work space environment based in Woodstock, Cape Town.
View Profile Inner City Ideas Cartel Inner City Ideas Cartel Dubbed the ideal working space for the urban entrepreneur, the Ideas Cartel promises to “inspire, encourage and enable our members by giving them the tools they need to create a daily work experiences that brings them happiness, opportunity, increased income and meaning.”
View Profile Venture Lab at UCT Graduate School of Business Venture Lab at UCT Graduate School of Business Venture Lab, a 3 month program that assists entrepreneurs out of academia to fast track their business ideas into sustainable businesses. Venture Lab build's a supportive environment for startups to test and validate new business models. We offer a venture incubation program, access to co-working space, mentors, professional and advisory services, a peer network, calendar of community events and introductions to investors.
View Profile Vulcan Labs Vulcan Labs This web developer-friendly space houses developers with expertise in Ruby on Rails, JavaScript and mobile and has the added advantage of being next to a micro-brewery, a winery and a cheetah outreach.

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