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South African Breweries - Wikipedia

Challenge
Enterprises supplier development programmes have a reputation for serving those with access. How might more entrepreneurs gain access to procurement opportunities from corporates in South Africa?

Insight
Enterprises have the energy to participates but not necessarily the know-how to engage with corporates.

Approach
Retrofit a 16-wheeler truck with audio-visual equipment and travel all nine provinces with a programme geared to awareness and targeting enterprises in communities where they work.


Home - Innovate Durban

Challenge
There are many innovators that exist in Durban. How might government create an enabling environment for them to succeed?

Insight
Access to market and business development services are the biggest challenge facing innovators however there is no identified stakeholder that can drive the local innovation agenda.

Approach
Develop a special purpose vehicle for the innovation programme of Economic Development Unit and let it operate autonomously.


FinovateAfrica 2018 – Yoco Technologies - Finovate

Challenge
It is incredibly hard for entrepreneurs to gain access to point of sale devices, their service fees already eat into earnings of small business.

Insight
Durban was an appetising investment from YOCO. How might they access more entrepreneurs in the city?

Approach
Through a data-driven exercise provide visualisations of the small business landscape in Durban and create a strategy that might increase adoption with local stakeholders.