Alpha Incubate

Incubation, acceleration and investment vehicle for early-stage businesses

Do you have a business or idea that could change the face of financial services?

Pitch your business or idea for a chance to secure a R2 million entrepreneurial package.

AlphaCode Incubate, in partnership with Bank of America Merrill Lynch South Africa and Royal Bafokeng Holdings, is offering a 12-month tailored financial services programme to entrepreneurs.

Apply now for an opportunity to present at our pitch night, where you stand a chance to win R1 million grant funding and office space at AlphaCode’s exclusive Sandton co-working space. You’ll also be able to access our comprehensive business support services and unrivalled networks and experts, potential clients, thought leaders and capital throughout the tailored programme.


  • GRANT FUNDINGR1 million in grant funding to transition your business to the next stage, pay yourself a salary or grow your team.
  • Participation in a R500 000 12-month tailored financial services programme. This will provide you with personalised mentorship from those who have gone before you, monthly expert-led guild sessions, access to a cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs, Rand Merchant Investment Holdings’ extensive network of thought leaders, potential clients and capital.
  • Free office space, worth R250 000, for 12 months in a centrally-located premium co-working environment in Sandton.
  • Access to R250 000 worth of expert marketing, legal, regulatory and technology services.


  • Entrepreneurs with innovative financial services business models I.e., payments, insurance, savings and investments, advisory, data analytics, blockchain.
  • Entrepreneurs with an early-stage idea, concept or business not older than 2 years.
  • Entrepreneurs with courage and resilience to make the idea, concept or business a success.
  • Must be black-owned (at least 51% owned and managed by black South Africans).


August 31, 2018
Program dates Nov 1, 2018: 0:00
Organizer AlphaCode
Website Visit website
Targets South Africa
Big data, Blockchain, EdTech, Financial services, Fintech, HealthTech, Investment management, Online payment processing