MAKERSPACE & THE GEN UNIVERSE
WEEKLY ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMMES
WHAT IS MAKERSPACE?
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.
WHAT WE OFFER
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE GEN UNIVERSE
GEN AFRICA, 22 ON SLOANE
- Corner William Nicol Drive & Sloane Street
Johannesburg, South Africa
- 1133 15th St, NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States of America
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