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1 April 2019

Opportunity Description

Impact Makers and Creators is an ambitious programme that will work with 120 Ideation-and Growth-Stage social and creative entrepreneurs in Cape Town and Johannesburg and support them in building their social and creative businesses, make their impact sustainable and reach wider communities and beneficiaries through their work.

Impact Makers and Creators offer social creative entrepreneurs:

  • a learning programme by global social enterprise experts
  • high impact business development support in-depth coaching from successful creative entrepreneurs
  • funding readiness
  • opportunities for access to market

Two programme opportunities in Johannesburg and Cape Town:

  • An ideation: establishing a creative social enterprise – You are an entrepreneur who has a great idea/start-up for a creative business that also makes a difference. You want to build a viable business model, with social impact built in.
  • Growth and scale stage: growing a creative social enterprise – You are running a creative social enterprise and you want to scale, or you are running a creative business and want to focus on building in social/community impact into your business model.

The learning programme consists of 6 modules and 8x full and compulsory learning days.

  •  A mentor will be assigned to each learner. Each participant will receive 3x one-on-one mentorship sessions.
  •  At the end of the programme the 10 best enterprises will be selected in both Cape Town and Johannesburg. These creative social enterprises will then be invited to pitch their enterprises to impact investors at a pitching event hosted at the end of the year.

​Learning programme:

  •  Ideation phase programme: Creating a Creative Social Enterprise
  •  Becoming a creative social entrepreneur.
  •  What change do you want to make in your community and country? (2 days)
  •  Self-leadership and resilience (2 days)
  •  From idea to business model and Viable Product (1 day)
  •  Costs and revenues (1 day)
  •  Marketing (1 day)
  •  Pitching and selling (1 day)

Growth phase programme: Growing a Creative Social Enterprise

  •  Where creative meets social: Making a positive impact in your community and country through your creative enterprise. (1 day)
  •  Leading self, leading teams and leading your enterprise (3 days)
  •  Strategy and business model (1 day)
  •  Advanced marketing (1 day)
  •  Financial management & getting funding ready (1 day)
  •  Pitching and selling (1 day)


How to Apply

To fill out the application form, click here.


Surika | surika@socialenterprise.academy | 021 447 2556
2019 Impact Makers & Creators by Miki Digital

Aimee | aimee@seedacademy.co.za | 011 262 6858

Applications submitted post-1 April 2019 will be considered for cohort 2 and 3