Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

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As part of Bizly’s commitment to enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem, we share opportunities from across South Africa.

Business Incubation Programme

Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubator (CSERI)

Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubator (CSERI) The Durban University of Technology – Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Rapid Incubator (CSERI) is inviting all small and medium enterprises in Durban to apply for the entrepreneurship programmes Provider: Durban University of Technology Centre for Social Enrepreneurship Opportunity type: Business Incubation Programme Closes: 29 October 2021 Looking for: Business in the following sectors. Food and beverages. Furniture and general use products, clothing, leather and textile products, beauty, and personal care products. Overview: This programme

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Competition

Hackathon Challenge 2021

Hackathon Challenge 2021 Budding tech wizards, based in the eastern Cape who want to use their skills to address the provinces social and economic issues. Provider: East London Industrial Development Zone SOC Ltd Science and Technology Park Opportunity type: Competition Closes: 12 – 14 November 2021 Looking for:  Budding tech wizards, based in the Eastern Cape to take part in the ICT Hackathon Challenge and win prizes. Overview: This initiative seeks to identify ICT skills available in the province and

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Events & Webinars

Africa Startup Weekend

Africa Startup Weekend A weekend event designed to bring together innovative startups, investors, industry experts and ecosystem leaders to discuss business and investment opportunities in Africa. Provider: Academic Summit Opportunity type: Event or webinar Closes: 7 November 2021, 2 – 5PM Looking for:  Startups, investors, industry experts and ecosystem leaders. African Start Weekend is the place where aspiring entrepreneurs experience startup life. Overview: African Startup Weekend is a platform for entrepreneurs to discover and unleash breakthrough Ideas, Innovations and Insights needed

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Social Entrepreneurship Impact Lab

Social Entrepreneurship Impact Lab Calling all social entrepreneurs who wish to scale their business model and improve their investment readiness in alignment with social-impact goals Provider: Fetola Opportunity type: Business Incubation Programme Closes: 12 November 2021 Looking for:  Social entrepreneurs who wish to scale their business model and improve their investment readiness in alignment with social-impact goals.  Overview: The SEIL programme will support the growth of 50 social entrepreneurs who are tackling pressing social, environmental, and economic issues in South

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Competition

Circular Business Showcase 2021

Circular Business Showcase 2021 A pitching competition where existing businesses and business ideas from across Africa that contribute to the circular economy will be showcased Provider: ACE Africa Opportunity type: Competition Closes: 07 November 2021 Looking for: Entrepreneurs with commercialisable ideas or existing businesses committed to circular innovation in climate, food, and health Overview: As part of their ACE Africa project which is supported by the Embassy of Finland to South Africa, SU LaunchLab and ICLEI Africa are hosting an

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Competition

Festival of Ideas

Festival of Ideas Do you have a business idea that addresses a social or environmental problem? We’re giving away R35 000 in cash prizes Provider: GIBS Opportunity type: Competition Closes: 10 November 2021 Looking for: Pitch to a panel of experts and audience, with the opportunity to win R35 000  Overview:  The GIBS Entrepreneurship Development Academy (EDA), in partnership with the SAB Foundation, will be hosting the 8th annual Festival of Ideas Competition at the GIBS campus in November 2021

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Competition

Win a FREE session with a business strategist!

Win a free session with a business strategist Bizly is giving 2 business owners the chance to win a one-on-one session with Fetola CEO Catherine Wijnberg. Provider: Bizly by Fetola Opportunity type: Competition Closes: 29 October 2021 Looking for: Business owners looking for a one-on-one strategy session Overview: Bizly is giving 2 business owners the chance to win a one-on-one session with Fetola CEO Catherine Wijnberg. Each lucky entrepreneur will win one hour with Catherine to discuss strategy, business leadership

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Funding opportunity

Telkom SME Relief project

Telkom SME Relief Project Telkom has launched the SME Relief Project to help clean up, rebuild and grow SA businesses in Gauteng and Kwa Zulu-Natal affected by looting and violence. Provider: Telkom Opportunity type: Access to finance Closes: Not Specified Looking for: SMEs affected by looting and violence in KwaZulu or Gauteng.  Overview: Valued at R10m, the Telkom SME Relief initiative aims to provide aid to small business owners to rebuild their businesses.  Read more Share this business opportunity: Share

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Business Incubation Programme

CiTi Women in business programme

CiTi Women in Business programme The City of Cape Town and Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative (CiTi) call female entrepreneurs to apply for the Women in Business programme. Provider: City of Cape Town Opportunity type: Business Incubation Programme Closes: Not specified Looking for: Cape Town based female entrepreneurs in the Information, Communications & Technology sector. Overview: A 10-week programme, supporting participants in growing their businesses. Participants will receive mentorship, develop their business strategy and  network with fellow female entrepreneurs. Due

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Events & Webinars

Design Thinking Challenge

Design Thinking Challenge The Propella Business Incubator is calling for entrepreneurs from Port Elizabeth, Gqeberha intrested in learning more about design thinking. Provider: Propella Business Incubator Opportunity type: Event Closes: 21 October 2021, 8.30 – 16.30 Looking for: Entrepreneurs in and around Port Elizabeth, Gqeberha interested in learning more about design thinking.  Overview: Lean start-up business skills, have fun, win spot prizes and earn cash prizes. Attendees will work in teams of 3- 4 to solve a township-based problem and

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Competition

African Youth Adaption Solutions Challenge

African Youth Adaptation Solutions Challenge Opportunities for youth less business delivering climate adaptation or resilience solutions and addressing real-life challenges. Provider: Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) & the African Development Bank (AfDB) Opportunity type: Competition Closes: 06 October 2021 Looking for: Youth led businesses (18 – 35) delivering climate adaptation or resilience solutions and addressing real-life challenges. Overview: The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have partnered on a joint mission to accelerate climate adaptation

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Funding opportunity

Women Empowerment Fund (WEF)

Women Empowerment Fund (WEF) Funding aimed at accelerating businesses owned by black women Provider: National Empowerment Fund Opportunity type: Access to Finance Closes: No closing date specified Looking for: Black female business owners, with a focus on rural or economically depressed areas. Overview: The NEF Women Empowerment Fund is aimed at accelerating the provision of funding to businesses owned by black women. The funding starts from R250 000 to R75 million across a range of sectors, for start-ups, expansions and

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Funding opportunity

Riversands Project Thrive Fund

Project Thrive Fund Project Thrive has been established to catalyze business growth and sustainability by providing SME’s interest-free loans. Provider: Riversands I-HUB Opportunity type: Access to Finance Closes: No closing date specified Looking for: South Africa entrepreneurs. Please review full selection criteria via the link below. Overview: Project Thrive has been established to catalyze business growth and sustainability by providing SME’s interest-free loans. The project aims to upskill participants in fundraising activities while moving their business towards funding readiness.  Project

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Events & Webinars

Level up

Level Up: The Ultimate Productivity Conference Learn how today’s leaders are redefining productivity with powerful new work tools and strategies Provider:ClickUp Opportunity type: Event and Webinars Closes: 09 November 2021 Looking for: Entrepreneurs, developers, small business owners and life-hackers interested in increasing their work-life productivity. Overview: Learn how today’s leaders are redefining productivity with powerful new work tools and strategies. Get free and exclusive access to ClickUp’s 2022 product vision, real-time demos, interactive workshops, new feature roll outs, celebrity speakers,

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Business Incubation Programme

Opportunities – 2022 Raymond Ackerman Academy

2022 Raymond Ackerman Academy A 6 month full-time entrepreneurship programme for young people ages 18-35 years who have had limited opportunity to access tertiary education. Provider: RAA of Entrepreneurial Development Opportunity type: Business Incubation Programme Closes: 18 November 2021 Looking for: Youth (under the age of 35)  looking to start their entrepreneurial journey. Overview: A 6 month full-time entrepreneurship programme for young people ages 18-35 years who have had limited opportunity to access tertiary education. The course aims to empower young

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Business Incubation Programme

Call for applications for CEA Boost

Call for applications for CEA Boost SMEs in the circular economy and green sector are invited to join a unique BDS programme Apply to CEA Boost Do you know, work with or own a circular economy or sustainability-focused business with exciting growth potential? SME growth specialists Fetola are excited to launch a national call for applications for their Circular Economy Accelerator (CEA). The CEA Boost initiative is designed to boost the success of established, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) active

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