Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

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Find the right opportunities to help grow your business 

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

Events & Webinars

Slaying In Your Lane Fireside Chat

Slaying In Your Lane Fireside Chat Join us for a free meridian meet-up with Elizabeth Wells, Head of Entrepreneurship at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. Provider: Gordon Institute of Business Science Opportunity type: Webinar Closes: 08 March 2022 Looking for: Female entrepreneurs and busines leaders Overview: Elizabeth Wells will talk about their HerVenture App and how it can benefit you and your business. HerVenture is a fun, flexible and free award-winning mobile learning app for women entrepreneurs to access the

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Events & Webinars

Community Event: Intellectual Property and your business

Community Event: Intellectual Property and your business Join us for the Intellectual Property information session hosted by CiTi and BioCiTi Labs at the Woodstock Bandwidth Barn. Provider: CiTi and BioCiTi Labs Opportunity type: Event or Webinar Closes: 09 February 2022 Looking for: Entrepreneurs looking to understand IP and the implications on their business. Overview: About The session will be pitched to assist entrepreneurs to understand the IP implications in the businesses and how to navigate this vast and difficult field.

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WADHWANI TAKEOFF

Wadhwani Takeoff An all-expense paid Silicon Valley trip for Wadhwani IGNITE program participants Provider: Wadhwani Foundation Opportunity type: Business Incubation Programme Closes: 10 February 2022 Looking for: This opportunity is for you if you are an entrepreneur working on an idea, product, or service that you want to develop and take to market, or an early-stage start-up.  Overview: The Wadhwani Foundation (a global entrepreneurship skills development NPO) has opened applications for all aspiring and existing entrepreneurs (individuals and partnership teams

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Business Incubation Programme

Circular Economy Accelerator

Applications are now open – Circular Economy Accelerator Be part part of a dynamic ecosystem of innovators by joining the entrepreneurs who are building a climate-friendly world. Provider: Fetola Opportunity type: Business Incubation Programme Closes: 16 February 2022 Looking for: Entrepreneurs with a business that has been operation for more than 6 months in the Circular Economy, sustainability sector or keen to add circularity to your model.   Overview: Fetola’s 18-month Circular Economy Accelerator (CEA) is different. It maximises the success

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Business Incubation Programme

Adanian Labs Venture Building Program for tech Startups

Adanian Labs Venture Building Program for Tech Startups Calling all technology based startups with a prototype that can be developed and a product that is commercially viable. Provider: Adanian Labs Opportunity type: Business Incubation Programme Closes: 10 December 2021 Looking for: Technology based startups with a prototype that can be developed and a product that is commercially viable. Overview: Over the course of this 12-month programme, participants will have access to technology support, coaching, training and mentorship, sales and marketing

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Events & Webinars

Mobile device repair training programme

Mobile Device Repair Training Programme The innovation Hub is offering training to unemployed youth who are interested in the repair of mobile devices. Provider: The Innovation Hub Opportunity type: Event & Webinar Closes: 29 November 2021 Looking for:  Unemployed youth (18 – 35) with a matric that reside in Emfuleni Local Municipality. Overview: This programme includes accredited technical training, entrepenrueal training and business incubation (support setting up your own business). To apply download the application form/ CV templates and email

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Business Incubation Programme

Looking for SMME’s in the Energy Sector

Are you an SMME in the energy sector? Join SAICA’s specialized FREE programme for passionate business owners who are seeking support and growth opportunities. Provider: SAICA Opportunity type: Business Incubation Programme Closes: 3 December 2021 Looking for: SMMEs in the energy sector Overview: Join SAICA’s FREE programme for passionate business owners who are seeking support and growth opportunities for themselves and their business through expert industry-related business, financial and personal coaching.  Applicant  1. have or be committed to starting an

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Competition

Startupper of the year

Startupper Challenge of the year Are you a pioneer with a project or a startup that can make a difference in your country? Don’t wait any longer, apply no Provider: Total Energies Opportunity type: Competition Closes: 23 December 2021 Looking for: Pioneers with a project or a startup that can make a difference in your country? Don’t wait any longer, apply now Overview: The Startupper of the year Challenge by TotalEnergies is back for its 3rd edition in 32 African

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Business Incubation Programme

LevelUp

Get ready to LevelUp Pitch now to join LevelUp, a unique SMME support and development programme. Provider: LevelUp Opportunity type: Business Incubation Programme Closes: 28 October 2021 Looking for: Entrepreneurs involved in fintech, financial services, personalized customer experience, retail and e-commerce, financial and social inclusion, Circular economy, data and AI or social Innovation.  Overview: A 6month programme, The LevelUp programme offers uniquely customised support to selected SMMEs and embodies the principles of Agile. While it has a guiding curriculum in

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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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Business Incubation Programme

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: 01 December 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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