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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 Caban Investments Caban Investments Caban (pronounced kah-baan) is a company born from authentic passion to enable entrepreneurs to succeed in business. Intrigued where the name Caban comes from? It encapsulates our collective value system and the way we do business. A core focus is to invest in high-growth opportunities to maximise returns for shareholders, at the same time also providing a comprehensive service offering to cover all your business needs. From small start-ups to larger companies, we offer the entire spectrum of service offerings, literally. Once the basics of business building are taken care of (finances, strategies, business plans etc), we then ensure your business is visible through all applicable channels. There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach at Caban. Every business is unique and requires the right platform for the right audience. Visit our website, where more detail is provided on what we can do to make your idea a reality, in turn generating income and working towards a successful and thriving business. Caban is a collaboration of like-minded entrepreneurs, each with substantial experience, expertise and know-how to focus on those areas where your business needs focus. We thrive on building people, we embrace the concept of social capitalism, and we are here to show you the win-win scenario in action.
View Profile Code4CT Code4CT Code4CT is an 18 month program for high school girls that introduces them to coding, design thinking and the possibilities in the tech industry. We aim to equip young women entering the labour force with tech and problem solving skills because we want to see a thriving and diverse innovation environment in South Africa, with young South Africans able to define solutions to local challenges. The Code4CT program has three key outcomes: to develop skills, shift perceptions and ensure an enabling environment. The curriculum develops skills in: Web development; Design Thinking and Professional Communication. Through working on real life projects, engaging with female mentors and being exposed to a wide range of different tech companies, we show girls that: coding is creative; women can thrive in tech careers and that coding is a powerful tool for social impact. The program ensures that girls have access to devices, connectivity and creative learning spaces; an enabling network of tutors and mentors; and bursaries & internships to be able to achieve the dreams we hope the program inspires in them.
View Profile Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) is the oldest small business and entrepreneur incubator in tech and innovation in the Western Cape and has a proud tradition of success, excellence and innovation. Headed by CEO Ian Merrington, CiTi is continually evolving to meet the innovation, skills and enterprise development needs of the business sector. CiTi is based at the Bandwidth Barn in Woodstock, Cape Town, and has several highly successful incubator programmes well known for launching companies into the international landscape of sustainable success. CapaCiTi is CiTi’s flagship programme for job readiness and skills development, widely acknowledged as one of the best ICT skills development programmes in the country, with over 96% success in sustainable job placement. CapaCiTi provides unemployed graduates with coding and tech skills, psychological and mentoring support, corporate readiness training as well as finding and placing them in companies where both client and student are compatible with one another. This intense focus and partnership with student and corporate culminates in the long-standing success that CapaCiTi is enjoying. The Bandwidth Barn also provides office space and free event space for tech and ICT-related events
View Profile Creative Nestlings Creative Nestlings Creative Nestlings is a research and development company + creative network that focuses on the growth of young African creatives on the continent. Creative Nestlings works with young African creatives to establish their footprint in the creative economy and provides them with the tools to sustain it through their membership program, THE NEST. The aim of the company is to strengthen youth employment within the creative and cultural industries, and also showing the value of these industries within education and everyday life. The Creative Nestlings ethos focuses on nurturing a curious, creative, innovative and entrepreneurial mindset among the youth of the African continent.
View Profile Centre for Entrepreneurship, False Bay College Centre for Entrepreneurship, False Bay College The mission of the CfE is to: Inspire young College graduates to become entrepreneurs Inculcate entrepreneurial thinking in the College Support existing small businesses in defined communities
View Profile Cactus Advisors Cactus Advisors Cactus Advisors is a multi-dimensional business advisory firm that: Helps owners and management of companies achieve growth and performance through clear strategic thought (operations and management) and financial acumen (capital raising, mergers & acquisitions, divestitures). Mentors, trains and develops entrepreneurs by equipping them with the business & financial tools needed to transform concepts and ideas into feasible, sustainable and scalable businesses. Advises private investors, institutions and funds on optimal capital allocation and capital distribution strategies.
View Profile City of Cape Town Business Enquiry Service City of Cape Town Business Enquiry Service The City of Cape Town is a business-friendly destination that prioritises an enabling environment for entrepreneurship and business growth. To boost entrepreneurship, start-ups and business growth the City’s Business Enquiry Service enables businesses: • To find the most appropriate support organisation/programme from a network of over 90 business development organisations, including potential financiers, in Cape Town • To access information and advice about City business procedures and processes • To connect to the appropriate departments and resources in the City • To help resolve business related bottlenecks caused by a lack of knowledge of City processes and regulatory compliance.

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