Spark* South Africa: Seeking Applications for Accelerator Program

Deadline: 4 March 2018

The Spark* South Africa is seeking applications for its Accelerator Program that is a powerful opportunity for passionate impact entrepreneurs in South Africa who are at the early stages of building businesses and organisations that exist to change the lives of South Africans.


If applicants are successful in their applications they:

  • Attend the Spark* Accelerator – An intensive five day live-in workshop in Johannesburg where applicants join a small group of Spark* entrepreneurs and access world class entrepreneurship training designed to help them focus their business and accelerate the growth of their venture.
  • Access the Spark* Support Network – Beyond the accelerator applicants receive ongoing training and support from Spark* and they connect them to experts and professionals who can help them as they launch and grow their business. Specifically they provide them with 12 months of access to graphic designers, website creators, business coaches, mentors, research assistants, lawyers and accountants (all super helpful for applicant’s venture). Applicant’s venture also has the opportunity to continually apply for small grants (up to R10,000) to help them overcome barriers and test ideas to grow the impact or sustainability of their venture.
  • Access Growth Support & Connections – The best Spark* entrepreneurs move into growth, where they provide larger amounts of support to help applicants grow a model that have proven in the startup phase. At this level applicants can access larger rounds of funding, of over $10,000 Australian dollars (typically $25,000), are connected directly to Spark’s investor partners and their team work closely with them to strategies specific approaches that will help them dramatically increase their impact and sustainability.

Eligibility Criteria

Spark* is looking for South African startups who:

  • Have already launched an enterprise that is making a difference in the lives of South Africans (by improving education, health, homes or creating good jobs).
  • Want to scale their enterprise to impact many more people.

How to Apply

Eligible Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Country: South Africa

For more information, please visit Spark* South Africa.

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