One on One
In partnership with the National Mentorship Movement - Growing business - eKasi entrepreneurs members are given the opportunity to be mentored by experts in their industry in various fields depending on the needs of the entrepreneur
This is for growing businesses
In Partnership with International Student Programme - We host “Mentorship Circles” where Township Entrepreneurs’ businesses are consulted by MBA and Executive Programme student from Major Universities in the World. We have hosted UCLA Anderson School of Management, University of Notre Dame, Baruch College (Zicklin School of Business) and the University of Connecticut just to list a few.
This is for vetted start-ups and growing businesses
Entrepreneurs - Apply to be mentored
Corporate - Partner with us to make an IMPACT
Entrepreneurs Pipeline Partnerships - Given the network we have - partner with us to get high-quality Entrepreneurs for your ESD programme, Supply Chain, funding etc.
Some of our entrepreneurs
Founder - Hustlenomics, Soweto
"eKasi Entrepreneurs hand held us from inception in ensuring that we win our first seed capital from Bertha Centre (UCT GSB) to grow our business - Through their support we further got assisted by Absa Enterprise Development and SAICA ED. Their mentorship circles with international MBA students has propelled us to greater heights and eventually being the overall winner of the SAB Foundation Social Innovation Prize.
eKasi Entrepreneurs's model of assisting township entrepreneurs from grassroots to growth is a winning formula and much needed for the growth of the townhip entrepreneurs"
Founder of Task Build SA
Originally From Soshanguve
eKasi entrepreneurs has been helpful in shaping my strategies and growing my business through their mentorship. I went from just a market place to South Africa's first 100% online construction market place.
This grew my business by more than 100% within a couple of months. At the beginning we were only recording 5 digits revenues per month and now we record 6 & 7 digits revenues per month"
Founder of Eat and Sip-Sum Africa
Originally from Rockville Soweto
We have received one on one Coaching and Mentorship through this Amazing Programme.
Not only that our needs were identified and relevant/ effective solutions such as Legal with Bowman Law & Compliance with SABS through SEDA were made available to us. You’re even given exposure to a global market through their initiatives of allowing us the opportunity to engage with MBA students from various universities globally. There’s constant follow up from eKasi to ensure you keep moving in the right direction.
They were also instrumental in getting us in touch with the ABSA Annual Supplier Exhibition as well as their accelerator programme which gave us access to a much needed Industrial Engineer who put things into perspective with regards to our factory building and our projections etc.
I regard myself as a eKasi Ambassador as I’m proud to recommend them everywhere I go as they have been the most effective and relevant in my Entrepreneurial journey.
Founder Organic Seat Tyre Production, Township ACCESS
Originally from Venda, Limpopo
My 1st encounter with eKasi entrepreneurs was at their 2018 Township Business Investment Summit & Expo at Soweto Theatre– We wanted to exhibit our organic furniture made from pallets and tyres, though we didn’t have enough money to exhibit. We were given an opportunity to showcase our work through supplying furniture for the summit & expo as well as designing setting up the stage. A big risk for eKasi Entrepreneurs to believe in us.
We also pitched at the summit and ended becoming the winner.
Since then eKasi Entrepreneurs has supported us through numerous projects including our RAW Sunday Market event in Soweto that attracts more than 5 000 quarterly. Their mentorship circles and guidance has assisted us to better position our business where we won the Gauteng Pitching Booster and we now design conference setup of some of the biggest national events included the Green Youth Indaba. Without eKasi Entrepreneurs we will still be trying to find ourselves."
Founder of Bizkasi App
Originally from Vosloorus
"eKasi entrepreneurs has given us a stepping stone than we could have ever imagined - Through them our business strategies and new corporate Identity were developed by experts and funded by corporate SA like Absa, we were exposed to markets and media platforms that marketed our business, further engaged with international mentors that assisted and continue to assist us on our growth plan and model.... All these valuing hundred of thousands of Rands.
ekasi Entrepreneurs has added more than we have bargained for in our business and continues to do so even today.
Maria Nozizwe Mbambo
Founder of Okuhle Wellness Solutions
"I would like to thank the eKasi Entrepreneurs for everything they have done for my company Okuhle Wellness Solutions, I was given a chance to pitch my company and I won the 2nd price and I was exposed to new opportunities such as ABSA Women in Business Development Program which has taken my business to greater levels, I would recommend eKasi Entrepreneurs to every entrepreneur in South Africa at every level of their business."
Ekasi Entrepreneurs has shown great passion and vision to revitalise Township Economy through relevant research and great ideas on how the economy within townships can be improved and benefit local people. The founder has managed to create multiple hands to help the organization to network with critical organizations to create sustainable solutions in addressing SA township economy to start realising its great potential and focus on creating jobs within townships. Suzan Mkhabela - ProductivitySA Ambassador
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