Incubators and Accelerators

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Address: 1 Park Road Westdene Bloemfontein, Free State South Africa
Short Business Description: Afrika Mayibuye Entrepreneurship Hub Accelerator is a Non-Profit Company (2016/114890/08) that works to promote youth entrepreneurship in the FS and NC. A Specialist ED and Organisational Development Accelerator that aims to create effective entrepreneurship ecosystems in which SMEs’s, organizations and Cooperatives will flourish as well as to become powerful impact businesses and organizations.

Core Focus: Entrepreneurship Development and Organisational Development Accelerator.
Business Phone Number: 078 411 3205
Aurik Enterprise Development
Address: 3rd Floor, 132 Jan Smuts Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Short Business Description: Aurik was born in 2000 from a genesis of starting, investing and building businesses into Assets of Value. We started, built and sold 12 businesses over 8 years. This led to our insight of how to rapidly start, build and grow a business. It informed the business-building methodology on which Aurik Business Accelerator is founded. Aurik Enterprise Development began in 2004 with the advent of the Codes for Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) in South Africa and is today one of South Africa’s foremost Business Development Support (BDS) agencies in Africa. Core Focus: Incubation and Business Development Support
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Business Phone Number: 011 447 5575
Awethu Project
Address: Constitution Hill Precinct 11 Kotze Street Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Short Business Description: We’re the most innovative SMMME investment company in South Africa…whether you’re a spaza shop owner or a Black Industrialist; we have a programme designed for you. We’re using entrepreneurship to build the country we all want to live in…a fair country, in which every South African has the opportunity to realise their potential. We flexibly combine ideas, people, and capital, to build the fast-growing SMMMEs South Africa needs. Core Focus: Incubation and Support
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Business Phone Number: 011 024 1606
Address: The Willows Office Park, Block 1,Unit 2b ,276 George Street, Erand Gardens Midrand, Gauteng
Short Business Description: The South African Chemical Technology Incubator is a not-for-profit business incubator, under the Small Enterprise Development Agency’s incubation program, that is 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. As our clients seek to start their first, or next, entrepreneurial venture, Chemin can provide them with access to the programs and services they require to succeed in the Chemicals industry. For any start-up company the road to success is long and unnerving, but making the right business decisions at the right time can make all the difference between a business success and a business dream. Chemin’s clients are afforded with the opportunity to work with highly professional and skilful business minds with the goal of nurturing and encouraging the development of new chemical technology based businesses. Chemin’s incubation program has assisted many entrepreneurs with developing ideas to profitable businesses. Our program provides an array of resources and services such as lab space, testing facilities, manufacturing equipment, office space, access to seed finance and collaboration with universities, industrial experts, financing agencies and other government departments. Core Focus: Chemical Technology Incubation
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Business Phone Number: 010 594 0641
Address: Private Bag X84, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0001
Short Business Description: The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) initiated the Incubation Support Programme (ISP) to develop incubators and create successful enterprises with the potential to revitalise communities and strengthen local and national economies. In continuing to strengthen economic development through broadening participation in the economy, the ISP aims to ensure that small, micro and medium enterprises (SMMEs) graduate into the mainstream economy through the support provided by the incubators. The ISP is one of the support measures to encourage partnerships in which big business assists SMMEs with skills transfer, enterprise development, supplier development and marketing opportunities. Focus Areas: Develop Incubators
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Business Phone Number: 012 394 1073
Address: 8 Lowe Stoft Street Paarden Eiland Cape Town,
Western Cape
Short Business Description: 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 Sectorial and Occupational Excellence for the industry. Core Focus: Incubation, Furniture
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Business Phone Number: 021 510 0088
Galeshewe SMME HUB
Address: Corner Tyala and Hulana
Northern Cape
Short Business Description: Business incubators are programs designed to support the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services. Sol Plaatje Municipality (SPM) has funded the construction of the SMME Village incubator in Galeshewe, Kimberley, in alignment with the municipality’s Integrated Development Plan. The incubator aims to provide incubates with relevant business support, mentorship and training to reduce the risk of your business failing. Core Focus: Business Incubation, Infrastructure
Business Phone Number: 087 301 5251
IGNITOR Accelerator
Address: 8 Gavin Avenue Pinepark Randburg Johannesburg
Short Business Description: Many startups focus on obtaining funding as soon as possible instead of trying to make their idea work first. Ignitor, a Johannesburg-based company, is aimed at helping startups see this isn’t always the correct path. More specifically, Ignitor is focused on helping entrepreneurs create a lean and break-even business. As a free course funded by sponsors, such as Standard Bank, Microsoft, and The Green Fund, Ignitor offers entrepreneurs — what they call — a new model in company development. The program consists of a 3-day boot camp, 12-weeks of coaching, 50 online video modules, and introductions to a local network of 100 influential individuals. According to the company, the idea has gone through 2-years of lean experimentation and over a decade of research, which shows how long they have been thinking about it. Core Focus: Incubation and Acceleration
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Business Phone Number: 082 093 7990
Jozi Hub
Address: 44 Stanley Ave, Milpark, Johannesburg
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Business Phone Number: [email protected]
Address: 70 Tebogo Teu Montshioa
North West
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.
Business Phone Number: 071 937 2103