The World Bank Belnasa Youth Forum (BYF), a self-organized collective of young people from Botswana; eSwatini; Lesotho; Namibia and South Africa (BELNS) will be hosting a webinar under the theme “Unlocking youth-led Innovation” on the 06 October 2023 from 11:00 - 13:30, SAST. 

Keynote Speaker: Pe...

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Eligibility Criteria

The following eligibility criteria are required to ensure that outputs are maximised and that the goals and objectives of the IDC are met. Successful applications should meet all of the following requirements and terms. If any are not met at the time of application, and the requisite documentation not supplied, the application will be rejected:

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Eligibility Criteria 

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African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA), in collaboration with the First Rand Empowerment Fund (FREF) and Deloitte, has undertaken a comprehensive study to understand the current state of Innovative Finance in South Africa. This research maps out South Africa's current Innovative Finance...

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Selection Criteria


  • Post revenue; Pre-revenue (but with developed IP or prototype). The venture must demonstrate commercial potential.


  • Addressing one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals


At least one founder/CEO must be full-time. Women-led or youth-led businesses are particularly encouraged to apply, as are businesses led by persons from historically disadvantaged communities.


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The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) invites you to a virtual information session on the available Eureka Network funding opportunities.

Eureka is the world’s biggest public network for international cooperation in R&D and innovation, present in over 47 countries. It is a decentralised...

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Raizcorp support and scales entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as accelerate the success of entrepreneurs. 


  • Pre-incubation programmes
  • Incubation programmes
  • Acceleration programmes
  • Equity partnerships

Entrepreneurial Benefits:

  • Training
  • Guiding (mentoring)
  • Market access
  • Access to finance
  • Access to infrastructure
  • Entrepreneurial essentials
  • Equity investment

Criteria to apply?

  • You must be a South African citizen over the age of 18
  • Your business must be 51% or more black-owned
  • You must be active in your business full time
  • You must have a cellphone, a computer and an email address
  • You must be responsible for your own transport
  • Your business must have been trading for at least six months
  • Your average monthly turnover must be R15 000, R20 000 or R100 000

The Start-Up Culture Co.Space will be hosting a master class that aims to provide Practical Principals on being Funding Ready

The masterclass will include a panel discussion with both Private and Public Funders on their criteria and different funding instruments. 

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