Sponsoring Agency: Barloworld Limited
Type of Fund:
Deadline Available: Available
Deadline Date (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/14/2021
Size of the Fund: Not Available
Social entrepreneurs are invited to submit their entries for consideration for incubation to the second leg of a Barloworld flagship entrepreneurial programme known as Mbewu.
Mbewu was launched by Barloworld in 2019 to provide support to social enterprises and start-ups that work innovatively to solve challenges in society through their entrepreneurial activities. The programme seeks to drive economic sustainability, transformation and growth through development, funding and facilitating access to markets for small and medium sized enterprises.
A social entrepreneur is a person who pursues an innovative idea with the potential to solve a social and/or economic challenge. Social enterprises that will be considered for incubation in the Mbewu programme are technology start-ups and those that are active in agriculture (including agro-processing), industrial services, the green economy, the creative industry and social innovation.
The finalists who will be incubated into the Mbewu programme will join the ranks of past social entrepreneurs who are already blazing a trail in their respective industries. Successful candidates incubated into the Mbewu programme will receive mentorship, funding to scale up their operations and access to markets.
• Organisations run by South African citizens
• Organisations that are operational for more than one year
• Organisations active in marginalised and previously disadvantaged communities are preferred
• Organisations active in education, industrial technology, agro-processing, agriculture, green economy or groundbreaking social innovation/technology that addresses local challenges
More information at: https://www.barloworld.com/mbewu/