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SAB continues to empower entrepreneurs nationally!

SAB ‘s flagship enterprise development programme, SAB KickStart has embarked on a national campaign to invite youth’s with entrepreneurial ambitions to apply for what is termed SAB sabKickStart Ignite and Boost programmes.

As part of commemorating the Month of Youth in June, SAB through its CSI initiative- is calling for entrepreneurs and innovators between the ages of 18 and 35, with business ideas and existing start-ups to apply for the programme.

Successful applicants stand the chance of winning a share of R9-million in business development support and incubation.

Start Up Trucks will or underway at various cities in the country to recruit South Africa’s promising young entrepreneurs.

At each stopover, the #StartupTruck will partner with the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA), the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) and start-up development organisations, including The Hookup Dinner and Durban Innovation Hub.

Entrepreneurs/ideas targeted are in Agriculture and Food Processing, Renewable Energy, Mining and Minerals, Construction, Health, ICT, Science and Electronics, Automotive, Transport, Chemicals, Plastics, Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics, Tourism, Arts and Crafts, Metal Fabrication, Textiles, Clothing and Footwear.

“#StartupTruck is entrepreneurship support on wheels. It is designed to offer and deliver an accessible platform that assists young entrepreneurs to develop their business ideas and grow their small businesses.

We are excited about the opportunity, together with our partners, to offer comprehensive support, resources and more importantly, increase access to the unlimited possibilities that entrepreneurship offers,” says Mpho Sadiki, SAB Head of Sustainability.

Over the past 21 years, SAB KickStart has remained focused on investing and supporting young entrepreneurs in building sustainable and economically viable enterprises which are able to make a high impact contribution towards reducing poverty through job creation.

Successful candidates will participate in a 6-month incubation, where they will receive business mentorship, business training, monthly stipend and R1.2million seed grant capital to launch their start-ups.

Entries into programme opened June 1 and close on 15 July 2016.

Here are the dates:

15 June – University of Johannesburg Soweto Campus, Chris Hani RoadSoweto

20 June – Central University of Technology, 1 Park Road, Bloemfontein

24 June –Phillipi, Western Cape

The #StartupTruck has been to Tshwane University of Technology Soshanguve and University of Limpopo Turfloop Campus, Science Education Centre Building, respectively.

Ignite and boost yourself, kleva!

For more information go to Website: www.sabkickstart.net

Tel: +27 11 881 8493

Email: kickstart@za.sabmiller.com

Twitter: @SABKickStart

Facebook: SAB KickStart

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