Address: 2014 Carmichael Road PO Box 222 Queenstown, Eastern Cape
Short Business Description: The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. ANDE members provide critical financial, educational, and business support services to small and growing businesses (SGBs) based on the conviction that SGBs will create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth, and produce environmental and social benefits. Ultimately, we believe that SGBS can help lift countries out of poverty. ANDE is part of the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization. Core Focus: Network
Address: 7 Mellis Rd, RIVONIA, Gauteng
Short Business Description: The Enablis Acceleration Fund is a partnership between Enablis Financial Corporation SA (Pty) Ltd and Khula Enterprise Finance Limited. It is currently capitalised at R50m. Its purpose is to: Improve access to early-stage funding to SMEs. Reach out to SMEs in remote/rural provinces. Create new sustainable jobs. Focus Areas: Networking, coaching, mentoring, skills acquisition and financing
Address: Eskom Megawatt Park, 2 Maxwell Drive, Sunninghill, Sandton, Gauteng
Short Business Description: The Eskom Development Foundation, which co-ordinates and executes Eskom’s corporate social investment programme, supports entrepreneurial businesses through its enterprise development programme of which the Business Entrepreneurship & Franchise Expo is a flagship event. The four-day expo provides SMEs, businesses and franchisors with a versatile marketing platform from which to build brand awareness, interact with potential customers and investors as well as to generate media coverage. The Expo also serves as a platform that links entrepreneurs, suppliers, customers, investors and funders and allows them to explore a variety of investment prospects and franchise options. Every year Eskom Business Investment Competition finalists are given the opportunity to exhibit at the Expo, as part of their prize, giving these small businesses a unique opportunity to showcase their enterprises, network with other businesses and make contact with potential customers. Core Focus: Marketing
Business Genre: Networking
Short Business Description: The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) is a year-round platform of programs and initiatives created by the communities that celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week each November. Aimed at creating one global entrepreneurial ecosystem, GEN helps people in 160 countries unleash their ideas and turn them into promising new ventures—creating jobs, unearthing innovations for society and strengthening economic stability around the world. Core Focus: Networking
Address: 70 Tebogo Teu Montshioa
Business Genre: Entrepreneurship, Incubators and Accelerators, Networking, Private Sector, Youth Development
Short Business Description: An initiative aimed to foster and promote youth entrepreneurship and innovation in NW province. Incubation, mentoring, ICT, training and innovation. We are addressing the issues of youth unemployment and job seeking mind-set through many graduates in the province and disadvantaged youth in general by giving them a chance to think differently and be innovative. We aim to build collaborative innovative communities. We serve as an open community workspace and a platform where innovators, technologists, entrepreneurs, researchers, learners, graduate, cooperatives and investor’s network in one place and develop new businesses that will create jobs. We aim at supporting entrepreneurs and develop a platform for them to drive their business with the latest in business practices, management, finance and entrepreneurial practices. We encourage technologist, innovators and scientist to come up with innovate solutions that can change the province and create a smart city developments. Core Focus: Incubation, mentoring, ICT, training and innovation.
Address: Mpumalanga Youth Business Portal, Samora Machel Dr, Mbombela, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Short Business Description: This Youth Website is an initiative of the Mpumalanga Department of Economic Development and Tourism and the Mpumalanga Youth Chamber of Commerce and Industries. Among other reasons for the two institutions to partner in this project were to address the challenges that are faced by Youth led SMME’s and Co-operatives, which include among others the following: The lack of exposure and a platform to market their businesses; the lack of access to information due to the lack of a coordinated flow of information, which leads to youth entrepreneurs being unaware of the different business opportunities that are available from different Government Departments, Business, Development Institutions, Private sector and about their respective markets or industry. This leads to a lack of competitive ability against big companies. Core Focus: Network, training and support
Address: KPMG House
Short Business Description: The Nelson Mandela Business Chamber is representative of a broad spectrum of businesses in Nelson Mandela Bay. It is the largest business association in the Eastern Cape with a membership of approximately 800 businesses. The Chamber is fully representative of the demographics of the business sector. It is leading business transformation by example, in its staff, Board and membership equity spread. The aim of the Chamber is to connect business, and to stimulate economic progress in Nelson Mandela Bay. We provide services to business in the form of information, communication, seminars, task teams and networking functions. Lobbying, representation and strategic interventions are key focus areas, to facilitate an enabling environment for business. Core Focus: Access to information, communication, seminars, task teams and networking functions.
Address: 14 Long Street The Biznizz Centre Shop 10Kimberley Northern Cape South Africa
Short Business Description: The Chamber is an independent, non-political, subscription based association dedicated to promoting a business friendly environment. Our members are drawn from every sector of the economy, and range from independent entrepreneurs to the large Corporates. Northern Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry “Provincial Chamber” (NOCCI) is the Voice of Business in the Northern Cape and the largest Business Organisation in the Northern Cape, representing the interests of Business and facilitating Economic Growth and Development. Core Focus: Economic Growth and business Development.
Address: 2 Pybus Rd, Sandton, , Gauteng, South Africa
Short Business Description: Primestars Marketing is a company that specializes in facilitating Youth Development programmes for high school learners from underprivileged communities. The challenge with any broad-based education intervention is finding an effective vehicle that can deliver quality content to a large number of beneficiaries at an affordable cost. One such methodology is the Primestars’ utilisation of cinemas nationally, as “Educational Theatres of Learning”. This innovative medium offers learners the opportunity to be taught in a fun and experiential manner and allows for great brand exposure, as well as talent identification and CSI/SED opportunities. By supporting these programmes, both Public and Private Sector organizations have the means of giving back to communities by educating disadvantaged learners in a safe and neutral environment, outside of schools. Core Focus: Marketing, Leadership Development and Entrepreneurship
Address: 65 Park Lane Sandown Sandton
Short Business Description: SAB Foundation is an independent Trust founded in 2010 as one of three beneficiaries of the South African Breweries broad-based black economic empowerment transaction. The mandate of the Foundation as per the Trust Deed is “to contribute to the economic and social empowerment of historically disadvantaged communities through Community Development by means of Entrepreneurship Development with a priority focus on benefiting women and youth in rural areas as well as persons with disabilities”. Core Focus: Network