Standard Bank Incubator

The Standard Bank Incubator goes beyond business training to provide market access and prototyping support, ensuring the sustainability of business ventures. The new incubators are Standard Bank-owned brick-and-mortar facilities where entrepreneurs can test, develop, and deploy their innovations with personal guidance from the bank’s innovation and enterprise development partners.


Raizcorp provides business support for enthusiastic, growth-hungry entrepreneurs, offering them a platform that fosters learning and guidance, which can be translated into practical business success. They also offer partnership opportunities, providing invaluable business guidance and support for your business.

Shanduka Black Umbrellas

Shanduka Black Umbrellas is a non-profit enterprise development incubation organisation partnering with the private sector, government and civil society to address the low levels of entrepreneurship and high failure rate of 100% black owned emerging businesses in South Africa. The programme focuses on promoting entrepreneurship as a desirable economic path, and nurturing 100% black-owned businesses …

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Shuttleworth Foundation

The Shuttleworth Foundation is a small social investor that provides funding to dynamic leaders who are at the forefront of social change. They  look for social innovators who are helping to change the world for the better and could benefit from a social investment model with a difference. They identify amazing people, give them a …

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Microsoft BizSpark

Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps startups succeed by giving them free access to Microsoft Azure cloud services, software, and support. BizSpark is committed to helping technology startups realize their goals on their own terms and in the shortest amount of time Microsoft BizSpark goals are twofold: First to help young and innovative …

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The Innovation Hub

The Innovation Hub is Southern Africa’s first Science and Technology Park that operates by international standards. High-technology entrepreneurs, business leaders, students, researchers and venture capitalists meet at this Tshwane-based hub to strengthen South Africa’s standard of innovative capacity. The Hub incorporates the capacity to take small businesses through a value chain from concept to eventual …

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The Awethu Project

The Awethu Project is pioneering a new approach to identifying talented entrepreneurs in under-resourced South African communities. Applicants don’t need any minimum level of education, business experience, capital or even an investable idea. The only requirement is that an applicant comes from an under-resourced background and can prove that they have world-class entrepreneurial potential through …

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The Box Shop

The Box Shop SA is a lifestyle retail initiative founded with a primary objective of solving access to market problems faced by Small to Medium Enterprises. The Box Shop SA seeks to cater a platform for young entrepreneurs to grow their businesses by reaching markets beyond their social influence and positioning themselves in global markets.

Tshimologong Precinct

Tshimologong is the latest in Johannesburg’s newest incubators. Through Wits’ Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE), Tshimologong has been three years in the making and is a dynamic development that was built to drive commercialisation of research and the development of high-level digital skills for students, working professionals and unemployed youths. Programmers, designers, developers, entrepreneurs …

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Redbull Amaphiko

Red Bull Amaphiko, a programme that supports social entrepreneurs who are using their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to make a difference in their communities.

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