22 ON SLOANE
THE LARGEST STARTUP CAMPUS IN AFRICA
WELCOME TO 22 ON SLOANE
22 ON SLOANE is the largest startup campus in Africa. The campus offers disruptive startups and innovative SMEs a complete turnkey solution to scale, from the initial idea all the way to commercialisation, funding opportunities and access to markets. Its aim is to nurture the entrepreneurial mindset, ensure their sustainability, and explore development of new industries and contribute towards job creation in Africa.
A global and diverse team of experienced entrepreneurs, mentors, scientists, managers, CEOs, and funders support entrepreneurs enrolled at the campus, with product development, services and business models. The experts are active throughout the journey to build their companies and assist with market entry and financing through angel funders and venture capitals.
“I am very thrilled to be here. I am not a businessman but I think I can help business people with information that will help them thrive. The vibrancy and energy in this environment is addictive and I look forward to engaging young people in this space and adding as much value as I can”.
Dr. Pali Lehohla Former Statistician General of South Africa
“GEN is focused on bringing best-in-class programs, communities and support from its network operating in 170 nations to Africa’s next generation of entrepreneurs. We could not be more proud that 22 ON SLOANE — the first physical space in the world carrying the GEN brand — is opening in Johannesburg and we stand alongside our African friends and partners in making it possible for anyone, anywhere to start and scale their business.”
Jonathan Ortmans President: Global Entrepreneurship Network
“For us the campus is about building a community from all over the African continent. I believe that 22 on Sloane is for everyone — and anyone”.
Kizito Okechukwu Chairperson – GEN Africa
“My vision is to create a base where entrepreneurs can emerge having the requisite skills base and support to propel them into a greater level that would enable them to contribute to job creation and poverty alleviation, whilst harnessing the values and principles of a true entrepreneur.”
Lindiwe Zulu Minister of Small Business Development: South Africa
“Every big business in this world was started by an entrepreneur — and small businesses are the ones creating the jobs, innovating and making life better for everybody. You have to do the hard part first to be able to get into position to make a difference”.
Richard Branson Founder – Virgin Group
“I believe that South Africa and Nigeria are poised to lead the entrepreneurial revolution in Africa.”
Aisha Abubakar Minister of State for Trade and Industry: Nigeria
“22 on Sloane have more than delivered on their promise to assist us as African Start-Ups to grow and connect. I always know I have access to key expertise that will develop my business. The atmosphere and culture are conducive to ensuring entrepreneurs can thrive.”
Jamie Rood Co-Founder, ClockWork
“22 ON SLOANE is a great vibrant business incubator. The ambience of the place, the energy from our co-entrepreneurs and the support from the campus management makes this place ideal to thrash out ideas and grow your company to new levels.”
Koketso Molefi Managing Director, Thaga Engineering (Pty) Ltd
WHAT WE OFFER
We offer students, startups and SMEs individual support and systematic mentorship and coaching in developing new products and services, guidance on building up a successful business when entering the market and in the growth stage.
RESEARCH AND INNOVATIVE METHODS
To make ideas and technologies into successful products and services, 22 ON SLOANE applies a concept known as Business Design. Business Design combines principles from design and strategic management, thus identifying and realizing key opportunities for new and sustainable businesses and assisting systematically.
FOCUS ON FUTURE INDUSTRIES
Our work focuses on many industries with a priority focus on: Agri Tech; EduTech; Energy Tech; E-Commerce; FinTech; HealthTech; Transportation Tech.
ANGEL FUND AND VENTURE CAPITAL
22 ON SLOANE through its partners and network globally provides Angel Funding and Venture Capital for promising young companies in our key priority sectors.
TECHNICAL LAB SUPPORT
The Technical labs at 22 ON SLOANE support entrepreneurs with the technical expert advice and support, access to 3D printing, CAD and CAM software as well as prototype development and testing through partner labs.
YOUTH WEEKEND PROGRAMMES
Each Saturday, we offer weekend programmes for youths aged 13 – 17. The programmes apply the concept of design thinking. They encourage participants to develop a proof of concept from their initial idea to prototyping.
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22 ON SLOANE STARTUP CAMPUS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED
Africa’s largest startup campus was officially launched on Friday 10th November 2017 by Richard Branson – founder of the Virgin Group, Minister Lindiwe Zulu – Department of Small Business Development, together with Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Jonathan Ortmans -GEN President. The launch also coincided with the 10th Anniversary of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).
In its ongoing drive to support communities and stimulate business growth and development, Fortress REIT Limited partnered with 22 ON SLOANE to fund the next wave of emerging entrepreneurs across South Africa.read more
Microsoft launches Head Start: an end-to-end program built to help tech startups grow. To win, you have to begin. Microsoft offers technology, community, and go-to-market benefits to help startups grow.
Monday, 12 November 2018, Johannesburg
This year’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) got off to a flying start yesterday with the South Africa launch taking place at the 22 on Sloane start-up campus in Bryanston.
The eagerly-awaited event attracted over 500 entrepreneurial ecosystem stakeholders which included start-ups, investors, policymakers and various incubator and accelerator networks.read more
The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) Africa 22 on Sloane has launched its 2019 Startup residency programme which aims to attract over 100 startups to join its startup campus in Bryanston. This will mark the second year of its residency programme.read more
Last week, I was honoured to be invited to the now much-talked about Investment Conference, hosted by the South African Government. As I mingled among the various captains of industry, entrepreneurs, ministers and deputy ministers, premiers and members of civil society, there was a tangible aura of excitement in an environment abuzz with positivity.read more
GEN Africa, which operates pan-African projects as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), announced today that it has selected Kigali to host its first GEC+Africa event, to be held 7-8 August 2019 at the Kigali Convention Centre.read more
Over the past weekend, I watched a movie called Collateral Beauty starring Will Smith. He plays a successful New York advertising executive who suffers a great tragedy when his family dies. This made him instantly retreat from work, which compromised his business, seeing him lose both his clients and staff.read more
JOHANNESBURG – The Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu will officially open South Africa’s Global Entrepreneurship Week on 12 November 2018.read more
Land expropriation in South Africa is quickly becoming a reality, as the majority of the country’s people have realised that historical injustices need to be undone. As one with absolutely no political affiliation, I do, however, hope a fair, democratic and inclusive approach for all will be used.read more
As the old cliché goes, money makes the world go round. But for many an innovative start-up, lack of it brings their entrepreneurial world to a grinding and severely frustrating halt. Any fledgling business needs money of some amount to jump-start and fuel their growth.read more
SA Can Beat Technical Recession With Support To & From startups KIZITO OKECHUKWU | SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 I really do not know which economist coined the phrase, but it’s largely accepted that a technical recession is when a country have two quarters in a row...read more
The Tyler Perry-produced movie Acrimony, which was released this year, received mixed reactions. Many questioned the script and some just blew it off as a bloated drama. However, I’m not here to give my two cents worth as a movie critic. Rather, I’d like to lift a lesson out of the movie’s premise, regarding the start-up entrepreneurship ecosystem. And this is adversity, which every start-up is guaranteed to face.read more
Small businesses are the economic engines of any country. Yet no space is more mentally challenging, highly competitive and financially frustrating.
Countries that understand the true worth and contributing power of their small businesses can thrive immensely by building the necessary and relevant ecosystems to fully support and scale them to sustainability.read more
Entrepreneurs are undoubtedly the engine of any country’s economy. Yet they’re not born, but rather made by the contingencies of their environment, one which is characterised by the agents of socialisation and plays an impactful role in developing the next generation of start-ups.read more
Founded in 1911, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in New York, USA and has operations in over 170 countries.
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Last week, the quarterly labour force survey, conducted by Statistics SA, revealed that the unemployment rate rose to 27.2% in the second quarter, from 26.7% in the first three months of this year. This equates to 6.1 million people without jobs in the three months till the end of June, compared to 6 million in the previous quarter, with the manufacturing sector being the main contributor to job losses.read more
Anyone who followed the three-day BRICS summit in Joburg will undoubtedly agree that it was totally overshadowed by the fierce trade war, instigated by the US President Donald Trump, as world leaders from Brazil, Russia, India and China gathered in South Africa, hosted by President Cyril Ramaphosa. They had one mission in mind – how do we increase cooperation, facilitate economic transformation and become a global force?read more
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He is a legend, a father and icon of this and many generations to come. I have compiled from various books and authors, one hundred quotes and snippets to help live what we’ve learnt from Nelson Mandela in life and leadership in celebration of his 100 year anniversary.read more
How committed are our start-ups?KIZITO OKECHUKWU | JULY 10, 2018 Pictured Above: Simba Chimhandamba Entrepreneurship is not an easy road, it never has been and never will be. The risk and reward factor is often skewed largely towards risk, making aspirant...read more
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