bhive Enterprise Development Centre is inviting the North-West University students and entrepreneurs within the university community (60km radius around campus) to submit applications for the business incubation programme. 

Click here to submit your application. 

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Introducing the Southern Africa Corporate Innovation Challenge, an open digital event for innovative and forward-thinking startups that will shape the future of Southern Africa.

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The Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation have launched the Milken-Motsepe Innovation Prize in AgriTech, a multi-year initiative to focus global innovators and entrepreneurs on developing technological solutions that accelerate progress towards implementing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a spotlight on the African continent. The Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech is a global competition for innovative solutions to increase economic value to farmers, from seed to sale. Entrepreneurs and innovators are invited to submit AgriTech designs and business models with a focus on accelerating SDG 1 - No Poverty and SDG 2 - Zero Hunger.  

The winning team will receive a $1 million grand prize, with $1 million in additional prizes.

Click here to register.

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The Food Equity, Equality & Democracy (FEED) has opened applications for the Inqola FEED Innovation Prize.  The Inqola FEED Innovation Prize seeks to highlight internet-based ideas and solutions that have the potential to create meaningful impact on the food system in South Africa.

  • Solutions can be existing or new
    • if you have an existing Solution, enter and tell us about the next stage of your development, an innovative or interesting idea that would take you to the next stage of your development or your plans for future success.
    • if you have an idea for a new Solution, enter and tell us what your idea or innovation will be, how you intend to develop it, and the team you have put together to execute your plan.

The winner will receive R100,000 and the runner-up will receive R50,000.

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The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) seeks to establish a database of external experts to assist with the assessment and due diligence investigation of funding proposals for projects and programmes. The external experts will provide analysis and recommendations on respective areas of specialization in terms of technical, intellectual property, legal, financial, and commercial matters as specified by the TIA investment team when requesting assessment and/ or due diligence investigation support.

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The IDC has established a R300-million Covid-19 Small Industrial Finance Distress Fund to assist qualifying IDC clients, as well as new clients, that have been negatively affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The fund offers concessionary finance to cover their short-term operating costs.

Funding Criteria; 

  • Existing small business with a trading history of more than 12 months
  • Registered business operating within the borders of South Africa
  • Annual turnover/revenue does not exceed R100-million
  • Business plan showing a clear turnaround strategy within the next 36 months

Click here for more information.

Click here to complete a form, indicating your interest to apply for the fund.