Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship

Serving rising entrepreneurs and companies with private equity (Forbes)

Private equity (PE) may be the best option for most businesses today as banks become more regulated and scrutinized. PE checks almost every box in the entrepreneurs’ list; low-interest rates, diversification and risk mitigation, and a friendly political climate. In addition, private equity adds working capital to businesses and allows more freedom of growth, a […]
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Prioritise top entrepreneurs to boost SMEs in West Africa(Ventureburn)

The entrepreneurial ecosystem in West Africa is robust and innovative. This is according to high-profile delegates attending this region’s conference aimed at accelerating small and growing business growth on the continent this week. Hosted in Accra, Ghana by the United States-based Aspen Institute of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and Impact Investing Ghana, the conference attracted leading investors, entrepreneurs […]
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New GIBS article: Social entrepreneurs’ learning experience in South African incubators-by Aleia Bucci and Jonathan Marks

Africa’s strong entrepreneurial spirit and desire for social change has led to growth in social entrepreneurship and incubation throughout the continent. However, there is a limited understanding of how entrepreneurial learning occurs during incubation. This study explored social entrepreneurs’ learning experience in South African incubators. A phenomenological methodology provided a deeper understanding of their lived […]
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Huawei South Africa to invest $5.8-million in SMEs as part of new cloud plans (ITNA)

Huawei South Africa has announced that its third data centre availability zone is set to go live three years ahead of schedule, as well as its $5.8-million (R100-million) Cloud Spark programme, which is set to provide support to more than 1000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) over the next three years. Both of these announcements […]
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MTN avails R1m to empower women-led SMMEs in SA (VB)

Ten women-owned small, medium and micro enterprises will benefit from a R1 million investment investment from the MTN SA Foundation. This, says the mobile giant, will enable innovation, entrepreneurship, and job creation for women in the digital economy. The inaugural 2022 MTN Women in Digital Business Challenge is specifically for less-established women-owned SMMEs who can […]
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Department of Tourism launches incubation programme for tech savvy entrepreneurs (IOL)

Digitalisation has the potential to open new frontiers and improve resource management efficiency and sector competitiveness in tourism, says the Department of Tourism. To this end the department in collaboration with the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), today launched the Tourism Technology Grassroots Innovation Incubator Programme […]
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SMME’s appealing for access to renewable energy (Sabc News)

Small business owners in the Free State are appealing for renewable energy assistance. They say it is a viable solution to the constant power cuts, and ultimately a solution to save jobs. Entrepreneurs say the unemployment rate in South Africa calls for more strategies to create job opportunities. The unemployment rate has decreased from 0.8% […]
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NASA awards $50 Million in funding to small businesses (SBT)

The awards are being managed by NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program. The program provides early-stage funding to start-ups, as well as access to a network of diverse entrepreneurs and innovators. It also gives small businesses the chance to work with NASA programs and other government agencies. The scheme […]
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South Africa’s Payfast launches new initiative to upskill aspiring business owners.(ITNA)

A New 12-Week Development Programme Three cohorts of 10 entrepreneurs each, will take part in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, and Elardus Park, Pretoria, as well as via virtual classes. By the time participants graduate in August, each team will have created their own ‘Recipe Book’ on the subject of online shops.This will be developed during weekly […]
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Google opens applications for R64m fund targeting Africa. (ITWeb)

Digital Economy Google has committed $4 million (R64 million) to fund 60 eligible black-founded start-ups across Africa. The internet firm yesterday opened applications for the second cohort of the Google for Start-ups Black Founders Fund for Africa. The fund was launched in the wake of the 2020 Black Lives Matter movement as part of Google’s racial equality […]
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