8 March 2019

Opportunity Description

Two years ago, the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg launched a new state-of-the-art LIBRARY-GAMEBOX-HUB, as a co-creative space! The HUB hosts a cultural entrepreneurship program geared to support cultural and social entrepreneurs through a variety of interventions.We are currently accepting applications for our next cohort for the Hub@Goethe. From suitable individuals or groups operating as cultural or social entrepreneurs for a six month mentorship program. This call is open to all creatives, innovators, developers and entrepreneurs above the age of 18 with specific cultural and sustainable projects.


Hub@Goethe does not only offer a workstation. Here’s what you can expect during your mentorship period:

  • Entrepreneur Support and Development – The hub constitutes of an entrepreneur development Programme for six months. This includes one-on-one and group mentorship, events, round-table discussions, workshops and interventions by top business leaders and coaches in the ecosystem.
  • Community – Hub@Goethe is aimed at building a creative and startup community. Members will be part of a vibrant community of like-minded creative entrepreneurs who will be ready to share ideas, help you find solutions, to motivate and inspire each other.
  • Fully Equipped Work Space – A round boardroom table, meeting and presentation space, 2 x flatscreens, lounge area and unlimited high speed internet connection.
  • Gamebox – Members working on game development projects may use the GAMEBOX to develop, test and showcase their games.
  • Library – Hub@Goethe is located inside the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg library and members may use the library for information. There is a cafeteria on site for the much needed caffeine boost. A range of meals and snacks are available for sale.
  • Community Investment – through our range of public and semi-public events, the Hub@Goethe participants form a vital part of the ever-growing scene of cultural and creative entrepreneurs in Johannesburg and South Africa.


  • Only entrepreneurs running start-up ventures that are cultural or have a strong social entrepreneurship dimension need to apply.
  • Your business should be in IDEATION phase i.e. not be older than 18 months years old.
  • Should have a turnover of less than R100 000 annually.
  • Your business should be registered or formalized in some manner.
  • Entrepreneurs must be above the age of 18.
  • Should be able to commit to working from the hub at least three days a week.


Shortlisted candidates will be informed via Email and will be required to attend an interview in March. The interview will include a 5-10 minute pitch on their start-up venture.
Selected candidates will be notified by the 31st of March. The programme will commence on the 1st of May 2019.

How to Apply

Please fill in all the necessary information under the following link: