nurturing the next generation economy

Are you an entrepreneur who has already launched a startup that trades within any industry (that’s not related to arts and crafts) and wish to grow it? The Design and Innovation Accelerator affords you an opportunity to work with industry experts in growing your product range or business to global competitiveness.


  • You should already have a product or service
  • You should already be trading (formally or informally)
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must be a South African citizen residing in South Africa
  • You must be able to commit to a 12 – 18-month programme
  • You must be willing to travel to Gauteng for workshops


  • Business Development Support
  • Technical Support
  • Mentorship by industry experts
  • Marketing Support
  • Market Linkages