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South Africa: Startup Campus set to launch in Johannesburg

October 23, 2017 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories

South Africa: Startup Campus set to launch in Johannesburg

South Africa: Startup Campus set to launch in Johannesburg (Image Source: worldfortravel.com)

The launch date for the startup campus, 22 On Sloane, has been revealed. The campus which will be in Bryanston, Johannesburg, will open its doors on November 10, 2017, and will aim to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs with its “360-degree turnkey solution,” according to a report from Disrupt Africa.

The launch date of 22 On Sloane campus, a subsidiary of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), was specifically chosen to coincide with the launch of the South African Chapter of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

According to Bizcommunity, The campus claims to offer a 360-degree turnkey solution to start and scale – from the initial concept all the way to sustainable commercialisation in an attempt to help startups overcome the initial hurdles to their success.

The startups forming part of the campus will be provided with direct access to a global team of experienced entrepreneurs, mentors, scientists, managers, CEOs and funders. Having all this knowledge under one roof, will help the startup with aspects such as product development, services, business models, funding opportunities and access to markets, as well as exploring and identifying new industries and opportunities in Africa.

The launch will be hosted by the South African Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu, who will be joined by various other local ministers as well as those from Nigeria and Tanzania.

“My vision is to create a base where entrepreneurs can emerge with requisite skills base and support that would propel them to a higher level that would enable them to contribute to job creation and poverty eradication, whilst harnessing the values and principles of a true entrepreneur,” she said when speaking about 22 On Sloane.

By Dean Workman
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