Sophiatown Bizcre8

From Start up to Sustainable

Sophiatown BizCre8’s track record revolves around uniquely filling a gap in the South African start-up ecosystem:  we address the low level of start  up skills among youth entrepreneurs particularly, and offer semi-bespoke support to funding either through readiness for investment or pivoting to increase revenues and efficiency for sustainability.

Over 1000 youth were interviewed, engaged and selected for the programme focusing on green economy businesses between 2015 and 2018.

At a glance our impact shows:

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Our model focuses on a balance between the potential of entrepreneurs to develop critical competences required to validate their business model and the market realities they are operating in.

To date, the BizCre8 programme has assisted over 250 entrepreneurs and created over 100 new Green Economy start-ups in multiple industries, through a partnership with the DBSA and DEA’s Green Fund (2015-2018)

Vision

BizCre8 wants to bring added value to the South African eco-system to support youth and women owned SMMEs to start up and improve ‘’sustainability and thrive’’ rates, and to strengthen supply chain opportunities

Specifically, we will strengthen SMMEs appeal and access to markets, and promote opportunities in the ‘green economy as part of value chain development, joint marketing opportunities and preparing for capital investments

Pitso Manyike, Neo Grow 2019 Winner for Innovation 

Riah Maseko, Veg on the Go  2019 Winner for Best Female Entrepreneur

Jack Mthembu, FirstOneAdventures  2019 WInner for Job Creation AND the category for Most Market Traction

Currently 

BizCre8 is accelerating through its Activ8 phase, 30 SMMEs and start ups in industries from tourism, artisanal products, organic-agri, environmental and green energy.

We offer pipelines of investment ready SMMEs, value chain support and accelerator-ready entrepreneurs.

Our CSI aligned programes include skills

  • Workshops for learners 
  • Business development for township businesses 
  • Networking for women entrepreneurs
  • Social enterprise support
  • Ide8 programmes for young aspiring entrepreneurs

Previous and current partners

DEA:  Green Entrepreneurs Programme 

Development Bank of Southern Africa

Muhammed Sayed – MuhammedS@dbsa.org

YouthLab Bootcamp 

Tessa Dooms – tessa.dooms@youthlab.org.za

Greater Alexandra Chamber of Commerce 

Mxolisi Mngomezulu –  m.mngomezulu@galxcoc.com

 

Case studies on our track record can be provided as well as references from funders

BizCre8 model

BizCre8’s value proposition for a three year project includes:

Design of a programme that complements your current activities or desired outcomes

Day to day management of the programme, reporting, showcasing and evaluating

180 SMMEs capacitated with Start-up Skills and Business Model Canvas, Showcased, operating and trading goals.

90 SMMEs accelerated. Sustainable businesses, jobs created, communities benefiting.

‘Find out more”


What else you’ll find at Sophiatown the Mix

Contact

Tel: 011 673 1271
011 477 3490

71-73 Toby Street
Sophiatown
Johannesburg

bizcre8@sophiatownthemix.com

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