Softstart BTI provides an integrated package of workspace, shared office services, access to specialized equipment and value-added services like management assistance, access to finance, marketing and networking support.

Softstart Business and Technology Incubator (Softstart BTI) has full support and sponsorship from the SEDA Technology Programme (STP) a programme under the Small Enterprise Development Agency of the DSBD. 

Business Development Areas:

  • Technology - The design and development of the actual products and services that will be delivered to the customer.
  • Operational -

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is a South African-based agency established primarily to address challenges faced by the nation’s youth. 

NYDA Products and Services 

Eligible Enterprises

South African registered legal entity. A foreign entity will only be considered if it partners with a South African registered entity and the application is submitted by the South African entity.

Studies that fulfil the following non-financial criteria will be eligible to apply for a grant through the programme:

Target

  • High Education Institutions
  • Science Councils
  • Small Micro Medium Enterprises
  • Start-up companies

Technology Readiness Level

TRL 4 - 7

Usage of Fund 

Target

  • High Education Institutions
  • Science Councils
  • Small Micro Medium Enterprises
  • Start-up companies

Technology Readiness Level

TRL 3 - 8

Usage of Fund 

Target

  • High Education Institutions
  • Science Councils
  • Small Micro Medium Enterprises
  • Start-up companies

Technology Readiness Level

TRL 8

Usage of Fund