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Sign up for one of our virtual incubator programmes or find out more about which programme is right for your business.

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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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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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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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Are you a 100% black-owned business

We want YOU to succeed. If you are a 100% black-owned business and ready to scale and become sustainable then talk to us. We offer support to entrepreneurs who qualify.

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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.

Our performance milestones 2020

Let’s get together

Building a business isn’t easy. Whether you are a founder, an aspirant or an existing entrepreneur we have developed and partnered with various programmes and facilities to empower you to build a thriving business.

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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




The South African National Blood Service