Ten promising African innovators have been selected from a pool of 900 applications across 45 countries to compete in the finals of the 2013 Innovation Prize for Africa initiative, it was announced today. [Read More]
Applications are now open for the second Seed Engine Business Accelerator, a Redwood Capital Initiative that awards R100 000 to ten outstanding local tech business concepts.
Applicants engage in a highly competitive selection process in the hopes of getting accepted to the programme’s 13-week boot camp, which offers intensive coaching and support as well as access to a wealth of potential investors on demo day.
Investec and Raizcorp have partnered to provide business support and development to the value of
R12 million, to 12 entrepreneurs. This exciting new partnership will enable entrepreneurs of black-
owned businesses to take part in a two-year long programme that facilitates increased profitability
in their respective businesses.
If you pair an entrepreneur up with an existing business where the owner is wanting to retire, the new entrepreneur will take an already successful business forward in leaps and bounds not only because all the value drivers that make a business successful are in place, but also because technology has changed and the retiring owner will certainly not have taken advantage of new technologies and the new entrepreneur will.
The green cooperative enterprise has capitalised on cleaning the litter-strewn streets of Alex by collecting plastic for cash.
How a failing business became a successful enterprise.