South Africa
Entrepreneur Development
Incubation; Support; Business Development; Incubation; Acceleration; Entrepreneurship

As part of the JSE’s vision in growing shared prosperity, the JSE is excited to bring to the market a solution that will fast-track the growth of SA’s Private Companies.  We will be providing a platform with an ecosystem of advisors, educational enablers and networks that ultimately will enable SME’s to attract the right level of funding. 

SME Solutions that will be provided by the JSE Enterprise Acceleration Programme:

  • Provide an interactive environment of one-on-one mentoring for high impact, high growth companies, combined with Master Classes and webinars
  • The objective is to enable entrepreneurs to focus on 2-3 key KPIs within the programme timeframe and address these with expert assistance. You will also enjoy the benefit of a combination of individual mentoring and structured group sessions focused on scaling, capital and funding requirements and operations. 
  • The programme will have metrics focused on growth, as well as individualised targets for each company
  • The programme will strive to prepare the SME’s for Capital Raising as both listed or unlisted entities 

Below is a list of criteria for SME’s looking to join the JSE Enterprise Acceleration Programme:

  • Founder-led, entrepreneurial South African businesses.
  • In operation for at least two years.
  • Turnover of at least R20 million.
  • High growth prospects.
  • Clearly defined capital-raising needs.
  • Teachable founders and management team.
  • An appetite for giving back to the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Focus on diversity, including black and female representation in the founding and management teams and employee bases.

Do you meet the criteria outlined above? Submit your application here.

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
​Other service activities
Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods-and-service-producing activities of households for own use
​Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies, not economically active people, unemployed people etc.
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