Eco Connect

Empowering individuals through inclusive entrepreneurship

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Jul 29
Aug 10, 2016 - Aug 10, 2017
INCO Incubator
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South Africa
Retail and wholesale, Agribusiness, Automotive, Banking, Clean technology, Computer hardware, Computer software, Construction, Creative, media and entertainment, Diversified services, E-commerce, Education, Electronics, Financial services, Food and beverage, Healthcare, Insurance, Internet, Leisure and travel, Manufacturing, Mobile, Real estate, Renewable energy, Telecom, Transport and logistics, Utilities, Waste management and recycling, Water, sanitation and hygiene

INCO is running a successful entrepreneurship program Eco Connect in the Wester Cape through its South African venture Igalelo. Eco Connect offers aspiring entrepreneurs from Cape Town’s townships an opportunity to set up a business of their own. The second edition of Eco Connect started in August 2016 and finishes in August 2017. 

Eco Connect follows a 12 month pre-incubation methodology that combines four major elements: 

• Training: we are providing the entrepreneurs with workshops on key business and management skills 

• Mentoring: we are providing the participants with one on one follow-up and experts 

• Networking: we are giving the participants access to local networking events and connecting them to potential partners or funders. 

• Accelerating: we are providing the entrepreneurs with business support and development tools 

Our main goals are to promote the entrepreneurship culture & create businesses and job opportunities within local communities. Our expectation is at once demanding and feasible: that each participants founds or co-creates a sustainable business by the end of the program. 

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