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Standard Bank launches innovation incubators to support entrepreneurs in South Africa
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SB Incubator Launch20.jpgGreat business ideas are a dime a dozen. Realising these ideas and making them profitable remains a challenge for many entrepreneurs. Standard Bank is proud to launch business incubators with the aim to educate, create, empower and develop entrepreneurs.


Growing entrepreneurship is a priority for Standard Bank and these incubators will give entrepreneurs access to the information, technology and expertise they need to make their business a success. The support will take the form of business development, acceleration as well as product design and prototyping.


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How to access the incubators

There are two incubators in Johannesburg; the business incubator based in Rosebank, that provides mentoring, coaching, and access to training in enterprise development and the technical incubator at the University of Johannesburg. Here, entrepreneurs have access to technical support on manufacturing, design, 3D printing, patenting, design support and new technologies, thereby enabling rapid prototyping.


A virtual incubator will provide entrepreneurship co-working space at Workshop 17 in the Watershed, Cape Town, and offer access to development opportunities. Additionally, three satellite incubators run by Standard Ban’s partner LifeCo, will support social entrepreneurs operating in the Free State, Limpopo, and KwaZulu-Natal.


The Business Development Programme

Once an innovator has completed a programme at one of the incubators, the Standard Bank Incubation team will monitor his or her business for the next twelve months, measuring the growth and viability of the business.


For more information follow @StandardBankZA on Twitter or email [email protected].

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Good afternoon ,


I am very interested in this innovative and moving forward as South Africa I believe I have something different and new in mind

how do we get invovled

New Member

Good Day 

Please explain to me how does this work and how do i join

Rethabile Ntsekalle
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Please provide me with more information about the working space your incubation program provides.

Snowy Masinga
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Good day 


I am interested in the incubator programme I have search all over the internet to find out I can be able to apply to no suceess. 

I have a trading academy that is aimed different from the already existing academies, you can view the website on 

I am looking forward to chatting and explaining to you our services and what we are doing to help in improving the economy and the live of the South African youth. 





Snowy Masinga 

079 604 3318

Amanda Masuku
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I love this, how do I get involved?

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Good day


How does one apply for incubation


Sihle Russel
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Good morning


I'm Sihle from Durban


I would like to work with you, in a development of my idea, I am a start-up business in no stage of starting operation of my business, but in an idea stage and built up with drawings done only.

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Good day ...

I'm keen on the movement, what are the prerequisites for becoming a member?