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4 Jul

Purpose as a Driver of the SMME Startup Ecosystem Sustainability

An ecosystem is a community that is supported by a foundation of interacting organisms. Each member has a specific role to play in the functioning of the ecosystem, and when a member does not perform its function, it all falls apart. A startup ecosystem, therefore, comprises various interacting organisations and individuals, which serve as its organisms. Typically, these include small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs), funders, enterprise support organisations (ESOs) and regulators. While all these organisms are important, they mean very little without the SMMEs themselves.

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3 Jul

Reflecting on Youth Month and the Need for Holistic Solutions

The annual celebration of Youth Day commemorates the bravery of the Soweto Uprising students on the 16th of June 1976, who fought for educational equality and systemic oppressions which were perpetuated by the South African government’s apartheid policies. It also recognises the ongoing challenges faced by young South Africans, such as unemployment and access to education, while promoting youth development and empowerment through various initiatives.

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24 Jun

Press Release | 22 On Sloane Launches Game Development Studio to Empower African Startups and Enthusiasts

22 On Sloane is thrilled to announce the launch of its Game Development Studio in partnership with Eskom Development Foundation, a space that is designed to empower startups, entrepreneurs, and gaming enthusiasts. This initiative exemplifies 22 On Sloane’s dedication to support entrepreneurs and gaming enthusiast by helping them launch and grow their businesses while strengthening Johannesburg’s gaming ecosystem

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18 Jun

Press Release | 22 On Sloane Launches Township Digital Market Access Programme in Partnership with UK-South Africa Tech Hub

22 On Sloane is proud to announce the launch of the Township Digital Market Access programme which is in partnership with UK-South Africa Tech Hub. The programme aims to empower and onboard 200 township small and medium enterprises (SMMEs) from Soweto, Diepsloot, Tembisa, Hammanskraal and Soshanguve onto E-commerce and Marketplace platforms such as Takealot and Spaza Eats using Last Mile delivery such as Mapha Logistics...

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23 May

Sociological imagination and entrepreneurship

In today’s rapidly changing economic landscape, entrepreneurship emerges as a crucial force in shaping markets and societies. Beyond the immediate requirements of business acumen, successful entrepreneurship often depends on a deeper understanding of the societal context in which a business operates. This is where the concept of the sociological imagination becomes relevant, offering entrepreneurs a unique lens through which to view both opportunities and challenges. As an emerging sociologist immersed in corporate environments, I have found myself captivated by the intersectionality between sociological imagination and entrepreneurship.

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22 Dec

Year in Review: 7 Highlights from 2022

In 2022, backed by an incredible community of staff, volunteers and partners, GEN directly helped 5,575 entrepreneurs and indirectly supported 1.13 million startups through our programs. With deep gratitude to all who helped us make this possible, I have selected seven highlights from our 15 global work streams to mention as we close out the year.

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