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Entrepreneurs

We believe in your potential

Together we can create a robust entrepreneurial culture that will change the face of business in South Africa.

Dream

Are you ready to lay the right foundations for your emerging business?

If you have passion, drive, vision and a great idea or existing business with potential, our Business Foundation Programme is for you.

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Believe

Are you ready to scale and grow?

If you’re already in business and looking to get your business supply chain and finance ready, our Business Readiness Programme will give you the support you need.

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Create

Is your business market, finance and network ready?

If you have a qualifying business, we've developed a programme to give you ongoing access to supply chain and financing opportunities, network and support.

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No action is small when it comes to changing the world. I am inspired when I meet an entrepreneur who is succeeding against all odds.

Cyril Ramaphosa

We have a winning formula

We have created dynamic models to catalyse unique developmental and organisational solutions in order to drive an inclusive and sustainable economic future. Our Incubator has been awarded both the Randall M. Whaley and Dinah Adkins Incubator of the Year awards in 2015 and the Dinah Adkins Incubator of the Year award in 2019 by the International Business Innovation Association.

Black Umbrellas received the InBIA Dinah Adkins Incubator of the Year award in 2015 and 2019. InBIA represents 1 200 business incubation organisations across 62 countries globally.

Our performance milestones 2020

3.1bn

Turnover generated

1775

Total number of SMEs incubated

11 965

Total jobs created and preserved

R63 914

Average cost per job

R817m

Salaries paid

R247m

Taxes generated

R247m

Net asset value generated

288

Entrepreneurs currently in incubation

Sponsored programmes

We want our partnerships to help you. Black Umbrellas partners with corporate enterprises so that our entrepreneurs can scale and grow their businesses.

Innovator Trust

Innovator Trust

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The South African National Blood Service

The South African National Blood Service

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