Business Accelerators & Incubators

Business Accelerators & Incubators

African Rose Oils
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African Rose Oils cc is a majority black owned company with level 3 BEE rating that has a variety of different but strategically related business interests. Our initial business interest in providing support to emerging essential oil farmers quickly developed into technical support activities for emerging agro-processing businesses in general and subsequently has become a viable business activity of African Rose Oils in its own right, encompassing all aspects of enterprise development such as, designing business incubators and technology demonstration centres, developing business and project implementation plans for new enterprises, managing the creation and mentoring of new small business, economic empowerment projects within communities, and designing and implementing corporate social investment and social labour plans for stake holders

AlphaCode
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Rand Merchant Investment Holdings (RMI) has a proud track record of backing extraordinary financial services entrepreneurs. Its portfolio companies comprise some of the most recognisable brands in South Africa and the UK, including Discovery, OUTsurance and Hastings, all of which have disrupted and transformed the financial services landscape.

Launched by Rand Merchant Investments in 2015, AlphaCode identifies, partners & grows next generation financial services entrepreneurs through incubation, acceleration, collaboration and investment.

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Aurik
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Founded by Pavlo and Carien, a team of more than 50 people are passionately committed to building growing businesses – one entrepreneur at a time. Aurik was born in 2000 from a genesis of starting, investing and building business into Assets of Value.

We started, built and sold 12 businesses over 8 years. The last handful of businesses only required 35% of the money and 45% of the time to get to the same value as the first handful of businesses. This led to our insight of how to rapidly start, build and grow a business. Most importantly, this led to the methodology that we use today to build any business into an Asset of Value.

Aurik means a trivalent gold compound. Trivalency is the combination of three things to create gold, the symbol of value. We create value by combining three things: people, ideas and action. This is the stuff that builds entrepreneurial businesses, drives innovation and creates Assets of Value.

Every day we work with the hardest working, most committed, most creative, passionate, innovative people. They are called entrepreneurs. We believe entrepreneurship is an attitude that sees opportunity in problems, abundance over scarcity and action as the agent of change building wealth and economy for all. This ethos underpins our value system and obsession.

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HERE’S HOW OUR NEXT GENERATION INCUBATOR WORKS AND WHAT IT CAN DO FOR YOU:
Don’t know where to start? The Awethu Project Launch Pad will kickstart your experience.

Need help with finances, marketing, and running a business? The Awethu Project App provides tools and information at your fingertips – any time, any place.

Want to meet entrepreneurs like you? The Awethu Connect sessions facilitate networking and support with people you can learn from.

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BARLOWORLD SIYAKHULA INCUBATION HUB (BSIH)
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At the Barloworld Siyakhula Incubation Hub (BSIH), we build businesses.

A partnership between Barloworld Siyakhula & the Department of Trade & Industry (dti), the BSIH provides eligible SMMEs with access to expert guidance, support and resources aimed at developing world-class suppliers.

Biofuels Business Incubator(BBI)
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Biofuels Business Incubator(BBI) formerly known and registered as Mapfura-Makhura Incubator (MMI) is a Non-Profit Company (NPC) established in 2006 by a consortium of organizations, which includes: Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA), Agricultural Research Council (ARC), Limpopo Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (LDARD), National African Farmers Union (NAFU), Trade & Investment Limpopo (TIL), Centre for Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), University of Limpopo (UL) and the University of Venda (UNIVEN). The incubator is mainly sponsored by the Seda Technology Programme (STP) and the LDARD. The target market for the incubator is emerging biofuels producers. Incubatees are capacitated with skills of oil seeds crop production, processing of edible vegetable oil & biofuels, as well as business skills to enhance the profitability of their business enterprises.

BBI is based at the Tompi Seleka College of Agriculture, which is about 35km from Marble Hall and around 3km from the flag Boshielo Dam. Although our offices are only in the Limpopo province, we support clients across all nine provinces of the country.

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Black Umbrellas
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Black Umbrellas is an enterprise development incubation organisation partnering with the private sector, government and civil society to address the low levels of entrepreneurship and high failure rate of 100% black owned emerging businesses in the African continent.

 

The programme focuses on promoting entrepreneurship as a desirable economic path, and nurturing 100% black-owned businesses in the critical first three years of their existence through the provision of nationwide incubators.

Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi)
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The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) is Africa’s oldest tech incubator. Working with government, business and society, CiTi promotes the inclusive growth of the digital economy.

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) was established in 1999. Over the past 20 years, CiTi has played an integral role in catalysing and supporting the Cape Town tech ecosystem, now recognized as the most productive on the African continent.

In 2018, both CiTi’s Entrepreneur Development and Skills Development (CapaCiTi) programmes have expanded to support entrepreneurs and youth across the country, and on a Pan-African scale.

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Chemin
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The South African Chemical Technology Incubator is a not-for-profit business incubator, under the Small Enterprise Development Agency’s incubation program.

We are dedicated to supporting the growth of very early stage technology-based businesses in the South African Chemical sector. Chemin provides clients with an exceptional entrepreneurial business environment that promotes collaboration, innovation and encourages ingenuity as well the creation of wealth.

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The objective of Digital Lab Africa is to provide a springboard for African talent in multimedia creation and to make their project happen with the support of French & Sub-Saharan African leading companies (studios, producers, broadcasters, distributors, experts).

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eKasi Entrepreneurs
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eKasi Entrepreneurs is a Non Profit Company which is a registered Public Benefit Organization (PBO N0: 9300 48 037). We capacitate township entrepreneurs to run their business by mentoring, business tools (business planner and business manager) and ensuring that we train and develop them through the eKasi Entrepreneurs Academy.

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enablED
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Since our inception in 2014, enablED has been committed to supporting enterprise development to address some of the key social issues facing South Africa such as unemployment, homelessness, disgruntled youth and many more. In our young democracy, the need to foster small business growth to lessen the burden on the already-stretched national budget is even stronger.

enablED is passionate about creating an enabling and sustainable environment for start-ups and new ventures and contributing to the National Development Agenda (NDA) vision for 2030 whilst alleviating the failure rate faced by these SMME’s. We work as a partner to government in addressing some of the key issues that confront our country. By assisting enterprises in building the best possible supply and value chain, enablED helps them increase market competitiveness. We use the funds at our disposal in an authentic and transparent manner to help beneficiaries as identified in the NDA vision.

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ENDEAVOR SOUTH AFRICA
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Endeavor South Africa’s values are deeply entrenched in “A Culture of Big Thinking”, what this means for us is the ability to think, work, act on ideas and philosophies that encompass the magnitude of a dream. For many, dreaming big is a fantasy, a myth, but at Endeavor South Africa, we believe that no dream, idea, innovation or concept is too ambitious to realise.

Endeavor South Africa opened its offices in 2004 and has lead high-impact entrepreneurs to success by catalysing long-term economic growth by selecting, mentoring, and accelerating the best high-impact entrepreneurs South Africa has to offer.

Rama Diallo Shagaya spearheaded the startup of the Endeavor Office, located in Johannesburg and was instrumental to the growth and success of the office for the next two years. Since its inauguration, Endeavor South Africa not only welcomed Managing Directors such as Greg Durst (2006 – 2009), Malik Fal (2008 – 2012) and finally Catherine Townshend (2012 – present), we also developed a unique Excelerator Programme in 2008, which works with black-owned businesses. The programme applies Endeavor’s global best practices to earlier-stage businesses that have the potential to become high—growth companies within a defined timeframe.

Entrepreneurs’ Organization
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The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a Global business network of 14,000+ leading entrepreneurs in 188 chapters and 58 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO enables business owners to learn from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life.

We educate, we transform, we inspire and we offer invaluable resources in the form of global events, leadership-development programs, an online entrepreneur forum and executive education opportunities, among other offerings designed for personal and professional growth.

At its core, EO is a collection of like-minded entrepreneurs focused on business growth, personal development and community engagement. In addition to our mission, vision and core values, our global makeup is comprised of nearly 14,000+ individual member stories.

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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
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Funding opportunities in various categories.

 

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Furntech
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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. Our dedication to quality service delivery and our national footprint has resulted in the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FP & M SETA) recognizing Furntech as the Institute of Sectoral and Occupational Excellence for the industry.

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HYBR
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YES Programme
The Young Enterprise Scale-Up (YES) Programme is a unique five (5) year intensive venture support and growth-acceleration program to identify, qualify and scale-up early stage companies in Africa.
YES Bootcamp
The YES Bootcamp is a FREE intensive 2-day workshop in Lagos, Nairobi, Cape Town and Johannesburg where SME co-founders and leaders are trained on the practical ingredients for scaling their businesses.

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Ignitor
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Ignitor’s mission is to help entrepreneurs build a better world through innovation. It is a lofty ambition which we are working hard to realise
Our mission is to find South Africa’s best entrepreneurs, inventors, scientists and artists and support them to create and scale their innovations. We believe that scaling innovations is one of the most important ways to contribute to human progress.

History has shown that innovation has been the major driver in improving the quality of life for people around the world. We aim to improve the number and quality of innovations coming out of South Africa. This will not only improve lives in the developing world, but will help improve South Africa’s competitiveness in the global market.

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Impact Amplifier
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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.

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INCUVEST
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INCUVEST is a business incubator that takes the hassle out of Enterprise Development.  According to the Amended Codes, Enterprise Development will be one of the priority elements.

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