Our Partners

Founders Factory Africa
Builds and invests in fintech, healthtech and agtech startups across Africa through the Build and Scale Programs. They provide funding and services for early stage startups across Africa for equity while unlocking unfair advantage through their corporate investors. www.foundersfactory.africa

Supported by the Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy (Gray Philanthropy), Jasiri believes that high-impact entrepreneurial success requires patient, holistic, and context specific support.

JASIRI systematically identifies and removes potential stumbling blocks on the entrepreneurial journey and believes that entrepreneurial teams are at the heart of new venture creation. Our program will take participants from idea generation, validation, prototyping to venture creation with a focus on Market-Creating Innovations. - www.jasiri.org

Injini exists for the sole purpose of improving educational outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa. We do this by supporting key stakeholders to increase the quality, access and relevance of education throughout the region.

Injini's programmes and research aim to support great founders with a mission to improve educational outcomes across the continent and are a business unit of the Cape IT Initiative (CITI). - www.injini.africa

One Bio
Turning life science into business. It is our mission to build businesses that are original and world changing. We partner with biotech entrepreneurs, providing investment capital and know-how to build the companies of the future. - www.onebio.africa/

Black Umbrellas
Black Umbrellas, a partner entity of the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, is an Enterprise Supplier Development (ESD) organisation that partners with entrepreneurs, enterprises, investors, and communities, creating dynamic models to catalyse unique developmental and organisational solutions in order to drive an inclusive and sustainable economic future.

We focus on developing qualifying businesses to a level where they can gain meaningful access to procurement, finance, networks and then facilitating access to these opportunities.
- https://blackumbrellas.co.za/

MEST offers Africa-wide technology entrepreneur training, internal seed funding, and a network of hubs providing incubation for technology startups in Africa. Founded in Ghana in 2008, MEST provides critical skills training, funding, and support in software development, business, and communications to Africa’s tech entrepreneurs.

- https://meltwater.org/

MEST is an Africa-wide technology entrepreneur training program, internal seed fund, and network of hubs offering incubation for technology startups in Africa.

MEST Africa provides the skills, mindset, and experiences to build a globally successful tech company. Beyond tech and entrepreneurial skills training, MEST Africa provides a real-world advantage to entrepreneurs through funding, business incubation, and access to a global tech network. - https://meltwater.org/