Projects

Innovation Network Established For The Western Cape

Cost savings of R1.45-million, 23.3 tonnes of industrial waste diverted from landfill, additional sales to the value of R2.09 million and energy savings of 1 820MWh per annum, count among the outcomes of the Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP).The programme owns no resources, other than human capital, as it serves only to link firms […]

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School Entrepreneur Event Returning To Cape Town: UCT Renews Support

In December 2012, the School Entrepreneurship Trust successfully launched the inaugural School Entrepreneurship Conference. This was the first time an event of this nature had been implemented in South Africa. The School Entrepreneurship Trust is pleased to announce that in December 2013 it will be running its second School Entrepreneurship Conference. Once again, 100 learners […]

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The Hope Factory

Entrepreneurship In Action

On June 4th The Hope Factory showcased the way it is contributing to entrepreneurial development at its annual Stakeholder Appreciation Day. The Hope Factory is an established Enterprise Development organisation associated with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). It mentors and trains potential black entrepreneurs to develop life and business skills in order […]

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88mph startups

88mph Opens Applications In Nairobi

88mph, an early stage startup fund and 3 month accelerator program has opened applications for Nairobi. The program assists start-ups by giving them investment of up to a 100k, access to business networks and the know how to quickly grow their businesses. 88mph’s strategy in Africa is to fund strong teams and web-mobile ideas that […]

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Mannie Hirsch, Gestalt CEO

Gestalt Invests In Education

The Gestalt Group recently invested in the Spell It programme. The aim of the programme is to enhance literacy for learners in Gauteng schools, thereby improving vocabulary and language usage. Mr Mannie Hirsch, CEO of the Gestalt Group, said that he was impressed by the results achieved through the Spell It programme. “There is a […]

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South Africa Announces Its First Collaborative Hub To Support Innovation And Enterprise Development In Africa

South Africa’s V&A Waterfront and Africa’s top ranking business school, the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business (GSB), have announced a shared innovation collaboration that is expected to make a significant difference to South Africa on a socio-economic level.  Workshop 17 is an innovation hub modelled on the world renowned Massachusetts Institute of […]

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