What the GiH offers to entrepreneurs The GiH is a unique platform for entrepreneurs seeking to drive the transition to a low carbon economy in Africa. Through the GiH, we provide tailored support to entrepreneurs, who are seeking to scale up their solutions and drive the transition in Africa. The GiH seeks to continue supporting South Africa’s SMMEs as active' players in the green economy. To this effect, we will be running a 6-month business incubation program targeting innovative enterprises which play a critical rolein driving the transition to a low carbon economy. The GiH is quite unique from other business incubation programs due to its strong alignment to achieve specific national and global policy agendas in achieving a low carbon development.
The GiH offers the following services to green entrepreneurs on the GiH programme: -
Business development – Formal training designed to enable entrepreneurs to tighten their business models, improve their operating framework and to attract potential investments as well as increase business productivity.
Mentorship & Coaching: One-on-one coaching and mentorship is offered to each of the participants for the duration of the program. A local panel of successful entrepreneurs will also be established to provide additional support where needed.
Investor Roadshow – In addition to making the participants investor ready, a formal pitch or Demo Day will be organized for entrepreneurs to network with impact investors, government funders and influential business leaders.
Our purpose at the African Centre for a Green Economy (AfriCGE), is to be a catalyst for change. We harness the potential of Africa’s talent through our wide network of talent across the continent, to play a leading role in supporting the transition on the continent.