Applications are now open for the 2018 Spark South Africa Accelerator programme. The is an opportunity for passionate impact entrepreneurs in South Africa who are at the early stages of building businesses and organisations that exist to change the lives of South Africans.
Startups that can apply:
- Have already launched an enterprise that is making a difference in the lives of South Africans (by improving education, health, homes or creating good jobs).
- Want to scale their enterprise to impact many more people.
Benefits f participating
Attend The Spark Accelerator
An intensive five-day live-in workshop in Johannesburg where you join a small group of Spark entrepreneurs and access world-class entrepreneurship training designed to help you focus your business and accelerate the growth of your venture.
Access the Spark Support Network
Beyond the accelerator, you receive ongoing training and support from Spark and we connect you with experts and professionals who can help you as you launch and grow your business. Specifically, we provide you with 12 months of access to graphic designers, website creators, business coaches, mentors, research assistants, lawyers and accountants (all super helpful for your venture). Your venture also has the opportunity to continually apply for small grants (up to R10,000) to help you overcome barriers and test ideas to grow the impact or sustainability of your venture.
Access growth support and connections
The best Spark entrepreneurs move into growth, where we provide larger amounts of support to help you grow a model that has proven in the startup phase. At this level you can access larger rounds of funding, of over $10,000 Australian dollars (typically $25,000), are connected directly to our investor partners and our team work closely with you to strategise specific approaches that will help you dramatically increase your impact and sustainability.
Applications Close on 4th March 2018. Click here.
The post Applications are now Open for Spark South Africa Accelerator Programme appeared first on Innovation Village.