The Western Cape Government understands that young entrepreneurs play an important role in promoting social change and driving innovation. New products and services created by entrepreneurs can cause a ripple effect and stimulate related businesses or sectors that need to support the new venture

Mapfura–Makhura Incubator (MMI) was established and registered in 2006 as a Section 21 company. The incubator is sponsored by Seda Technology Programme and the Limpopo Department of Agriculture. The target of the incubator is the small scale black farmers (incubatees) and emerging biofuels producers

Fintech is a 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

The Eastern Cape Information Technology Initiative (ECITI) is a non-profit company, established by the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) in 2004. ECDC is set up to facilitate sustainable development for small, micro and medium enterprises (SMMEs) in the information communication and

The Cape Craft and Design Institute (CDI) is a craft and design sector development agency with a mission to develop capable people and build responsible creative enterprises trading within local and international markets.

The CDI currently supports over 5 500 businesses and individuals in the

Grindstone is a structured entrepreneurship development programme that assists high-growth innovation-driven companies to get the fundamental building blocks in place to scale quickly and become sustainable and fundable.

Grindstone offers a range of programmes:

GrindstoneXL programme


Startupbootcamp AfriTech is the leading accelerator for startups, supporting and scaling innovative and disruptive technology companies across the African Continent. The Startupbootcamp AfriTech office is located in the old Foundry in Greenpoint at Ideas Cartel, which operates under Inner City Ideas

The Entrepreneurs Network (TEN) is a platform of programs and initiatives aimed at growing an entrepreneurial ecosystem that will become a think tank for creating jobs, accelerating innovation and strengthening good entrepreneurial and professional practice. Founded by entrepreneurs and businesses

Higherlife Foundation is a social impact organization that invests in human capital to build thriving individuals, communities and sustainable livelihoods. Founded by Strive and Tsitsi Masiyiwa in 1996 out of their deep Christian faith, heartfelt compassion as well as personal experiences of

The Small Enterprises Development Company (SEDCO) is a public enterprise that is wholly owned by the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini.  SEDCO is an organization established to create, develop and promote Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the Kingdom of Eswatini and exists primarily

Junior Achievement Eswatini (JAE), exists for the purpose of equipping the youth with much needed financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship skills, enabling the youth to contribute and succeed in the local and global economy. JAE is a not for profit organisation, and a member of JA

The Global Entrepreneurship Network Namibia operates the GEN Accelerates platform support for women and youth-led programs in Namibia aimed at making it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business. By fostering deeper cross-border collaboration and initiatives between entrepreneurs