The Programme in a Nusthell
Rapid Entrepreneurship Development, made in Africa, for Africa, and proven in Africa. We designed a disruptive and human-centric approach to entrepreneurship and business acceleration around the needs of necessity-driven entities, enabling people to become micro-business owners in 5 weeks without external funding and financially sustain themselves.
We Solve the Big Challenges of Entrepreneurship Development
We address the main challenges in entrepreneurial development, making our programme fast, focused and finite.
It Takes Too Long
People are hungry now. The long startup processes used in developed countries do not apply in the African context, people need a quick solution.
Opportunity based programmes can take a long time and require a lot of money to run while most businesses require funding, further increasing the cost and risk.
Low Output Volume
Due to cost, support structures, and time required, most programmes only develop a small number of entrepreneurs. However, in order to grow local economies fast, you need to develop new businesses at scale
How We Successfully Solve These Challenges
We address the main challenges with Rapid Entrepreneurship Development. Our programme fast, focused and finite.
☑️ Get people out of poverty faster, give them agency. We help people build businesses in 5 weeks that make enough money to financially sustain themselves. Now people can care for themselves and their families, giving them the room to breathe and build the business further.
☑️ Time is money. Apart from only being 5 weeks long, the businesses we create require little or no funding at all. It also requires fewer resources over a long period of time. All of these factors reduce overall programme costs.
☑️ We can develop 100’s and even 1,000’s of new entrepreneurs and businesses per month making it possible to meaningfully address the unemployment and economic development challenges Africa face.
The Rapid Entrepreneurship Development Programme focus on micro-businesses (10 or less employees) instead of SME (small medium enterprises) development for a few good reasons. SME’s take a long time to grow to a scale where it can employ meaningfully, remember, people are hungry now.
According to the South African government micro-businesses employe less than 10 people and has an annual turnover of less than R5mil ($300k).
We develop new micro-businesses in 5 weeks or less instead of a typical 12-month programme.
Because we create businesses so quickly we uplift people out of poverty in weeks while families actively participate in the local economy. We see owning a business giving people agency over their future and income thus positively impacting social ills such as GBV etc.
Where can you use this Rapid Entrepreneurship Development Programme?
We do custom programmes as well
General Job Creation
Enabling people to become micro-business owners in 5 weeks or less and financially sustain themselves.
Turn Skills Development into Businesses
If you are helping people develop skills, let us help your recipients turn that skill into a business and financially sustain themselves.
When released from prison, it is difficult to find meaningful employment. Many turn to crime to make a living and end up in prison again.
We aim to keep people out of prison by helping them build a business upon in a matter of weeks and financially sustain themselves.
School and University Leavers
Many school leavers cannot afford a university education, let us help them become entrepreneurs.
University leavers have the knowledge, but there is little employment, let us help them turn that knowledge into a business.
Teach children from a young age how to build a business and generate income. Building future entrepreneurs.
Feeding Other Incubation Programmes
Our programme reduces cost, risk and time for other entrepreneurship development programmes by providing a steady stream of experienced entrepreneurs.
We work with shelters for abused people, helping them build businesses and financially find their feet. Let’s give them a future to look forward to.