THE IGNITE BUSINESS ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME
Ignite will help you challenge the rules of “business as usual” to change business for good - for people, planet and profit.
Follow in the footsteps of a pioneer and a game changer who continues to transform entire industries.
Screw it, let's do it!
Are You Changing
Business for Good?
We strive to help entrepreneurs leave a legacy-leaving impact on society, the environment and the economy.
We are looking for companies that have impact and employment creation embedded into their very DNA, with a preference for those with an impact across four broad themes: Zero Waste, Create Local, Food Waste Innovation and Tech4Good.
Six months of intense work broken into 8 Areas of Impact
Direct mentorship and access to expert opinion, insights and inputs
Third-party collaborations on Purpose, Brand Identity and Marketing campaigns
Discounts, preferential rates and special offers for accounting, IT, legal and other services
Regular progress workshops.
What To Expect
Are You Ready For Ignite?
Are you a South African company?
Are you making an impact by design?
Are you looking to raise R 2.5m+ in investment?
Do you have a proven concept that is already generating revenue with an existing customer base?
The Ignite Outcome
Purpose-driven, entrepreneurial businesses that are:
Successful well after they leave Ignite
Adept at raising finance
Able to create employment and other economic benefits for South Africa.
Each entrepreneur completes Ignite with a confident mindset, a powerful set of business tools and a network that ensures you are ready to go to market, to meet investors and - most importantly - to build a sustainable business.
When sourcing entrepreneurs to participate in this programme, we specifically focus on those that match our mandate and values to align with the National Demographics of South Africa:
80% Black-owned enterprises
50% Female-owned enterprises
30% Designated Groups (Disabled, Rural or Youth)
We deliberately do not wish to exclude any enterprise by virtue of their geographic location. Therefore, we commit to a broad national focus in our search for the right social enterprises.