Minister Zulu To Launch 22 ON SLOANE Startup Campus

The Largest Startup Campus set to open its doors in Joburg.

22ONSLOANE | OCTOBER 18, 2017

Lindiwe Zulu, Minister of Small Business Development: South Africa

22 ON SLOANE, the continent’s largest startup campus set to open in Joburg.

The highly anticipated launch of 22 ON SLOANE, Africa’s newest and biggest entrepreneurial campus, in Bryanston, Johannesburg, is music to the ears of many start-ups, entrepreneurs and inventors alike, not only in South Africa, but on the continent at large.

Arguably one of the most difficult challenges facing business-minded rookies is first securing financing, followed in close second by ensuring sustainability. 22 ON SLOANE positions itself as ‘Powering the next generation of entrepreneurs’. And here’s why many entrepreneurial motivators from both the public and private sectors, are confident it can do just that – by helping to eradicate numerous challenges start-ups face on their journey to enjoy long term success.

The campus offers a total 360 degree turnkey solution to start and scale – from the initial concept all the way to sustainable commercialisation. Participants also have direct on-hand access to a global and diverse team of experienced entrepreneurs, mentors, scientists, managers, CEOs and funders all under one roof to nurture and support them during every step of their journey. This includes product development, services, business models, funding opportunities and access to markets, as well as exploring and identifying new industries and opportunities in Africa.

Situated in Bryanston, the heart of Johannesburg, the campus offers keen startup minds a 360-degree turnkey solution to scale – from the initial concept all the way to sustainable commercialisation.

No entrepreneurial stone is left unturned at 22 ON SLOANE. It boasts a global and diverse team of experienced entrepreneurs, mentors, scientists, managers, CEOs and funders all under one roof to nurture and support those enrolled at the campus on every step of their journey. This includes 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 of the innovative 22 ON SLOANE campus, a subsidiary of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), which takes place on Friday 10 November 2017 will coincide with the launch of the South African Chapter of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), which is hosted by the passionate acclaimed advocate of entrepreneurialism, Lindiwe Zulu, Minister of Small Business Development, South Africa. The Minister will be joined by various local Ministers as well as those from Nigeria and Tanzania.

The Minister remains confident that working together, a vibrant and sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem that would propel SMMEs to scale-up and enter into the mainstream economy through targeted support mechanisms can be created – and 22 ON SLOANE perfectly mirrors her sentiments.

“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 explains.

For more information, residency and launch details, please visit www.22onsloane.co.

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A Big Boost for African Entrepreneurship

A Big Boost for African Entrepreneurship

GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP NETWORK | OCTOBER 6, 2017

22 ON SLOANE, the continent’s largest startup campus set to open in Joburg.

Empowering an entrepreneurial spirit is undeniably a key driver to contribute towards job creation and to help secure Africa’s economic future. 22 ON SLOANE is the ideal all-in-one space for entrepreneurs, startups and inventors to initiate, create and innovate.

Situated in Bryanston, the heart of Johannesburg, the campus offers keen startup minds a 360-degree turnkey solution to scale – from the initial concept all the way to sustainable commercialisation.

No entrepreneurial stone is left unturned at 22 ON SLOANE. It boasts a global and diverse team of experienced entrepreneurs, mentors, scientists, managers, CEOs and funders all under one roof to nurture and support those enrolled at the campus on every step of their journey. This includes product development, services, business models, funding opportunities and access to markets, as well as exploring and identifying new industries and opportunities in Africa.

Spanning some 10 000 square metres, campus facilities are state-of-the-art with over 500 work stations, three technology labs, boardrooms, think tanks, gym, shower rooms, lounges and an innovative atrium, which is the heart of the campus and perfect for peer-to-peer networking and event hosting.

The campus is the first for the Global Entrepreneurship Network and is endorsed and supported by many of the continent’s prominent public and private entrepreneurial motivators. Jonathan Ortmans, President of the Global Entrepreneurship Network, concludes that “GEN is focused on bringing best-in-class programmes, 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”.

Applications for residence at the 22 ON SLOANE campus open on 9th October and close on 9th November 2017. To register visit www.22onsloane.co.

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