We’re looking for smart, resilient entrepreneurs with the ability to build strong, successful businesses. Apply for premises and other support services if you have what it takes, but would like to get there faster.
Qualifying for support
To qualify for premises entrepreneurs need to meet the following criteria:
• Have a company with at least 51% black ownership
• Have a viable business with potential to grow
• Be active and full-time in the business
• Demonstrate entrepreneurial characteristics and ability to execute
To qualify for Growth & Learning entrepreneurs need to meet the following criteria:
• Be a member of the Riversands Entrepreneur Alliance
Markets and Back-office services are available to on-campus entrepreneurs with special offers extended to selected members of the Riversands Entrepreneur Alliance. [Riversands Entrepreneur Alliance was established to cater for business owners to take advantage of the entrepreneur support programmes offered at Riversands Incubation Hub. Once on the database, members of the Riversands Entrepreneur Alliance receive invitations to events and updates on what is available to help them grow their businesses.]
Premises at Riversands Incubation Hub are available at a highly subsidised rate of R51 per square metre. The three other support pillars are available at affordable prices or free of charge thanks to corporate sponsorship.
The Riversands advantage
What our entrepreneurs say about Riversands:
“We know that Riversands believes in our success and understands the vision of our business. This is a place we call home, where support, mentorship, strength, courage and development comes from.”
Rosemary Padi, YaMama Gemmer
“Group coaching sessions have helped me set up systems to monitor the financial progress of my business.”