Overview of Organisation

The West Coast College has established the CFERI through funding provided by the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) to promote youth entrepreneurship and mitigate the constraints associated with the failure of youth owned start- up and early stage enterprises within the first three years of establishment. We aim to support start-up and early stage previously disadvantaged entrepreneurs with resources and services to increase their success which is measured by profitable and self- sustaining growth- oriented ventures that will contribute to the creation of jobs and economic growth in the West Coast District.

Our programme is offered over three years, six months of which will consist of training and coaching in various aspects of business, innovation, feasibility analysis, product development, compliance (CIPC, SARS, CSD registration) leading to the establishment of an enterprise that is operational and the development of a bankable business plan. Clients will be expected to attend a 3 –hour session once every week for six months. The second part of the programme extends over 30 months with ongoing support in the form of coaching, mentorship, training, assistance with accessing funding and markets, etc. to achieve growth and inattentiveness.

Assistance Areas Offered
Accelerators and Incubators
Specialization Sector/s
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
​Mining and quarrying
​Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
​Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
​Transportation and storage
Accommodation and food service activities
​Information and communication
Financial and insurance activities
​Real estate activities
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Administrative and support service activities
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
Human health and social work activities
​Arts, entertainment and recreation
Country/s of interest
South Africa