The Business Accelerator
The Durban Chemicals Cluster’s Business Accelerator launched in 2018, developed to support firms to use their B-BBEE SED and ESD spend meaningfully and on projects that speak to their company core values and brands. The programme aims to support Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs achieve their potential by providing them with access to finance that they would normally not have available to them through traditional financing institutions.
Do you have a bold business idea that has the potential to be a gamechanger in your industry? If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or you are already running a small business, enter the Durban Chemical Cluster (DCC) Business Accelerator Programme and put yourself in the running to receive up to: R2 million preferential loan.
In addition, a grand prize of R50 000 seed capital is up for grabs for your business. The first runner up will also receive R20 000 and the second runner-up, R10 000.
WHO SHOULD ENTER?
The DCC Business Accelerator Programme is open to all entrepreneurs, small businesses and established SMME’s nationwide.
THE SELECTION PROCESS:
Potential candidates will be screened by a panel of judges who will identify and invite the top 20 candidates to a capacity building workshop in Durban on Wednesday, 9 December 2020. The top 10 pitches will qualify for the second round of judging which is modelled on the “Dragon’s Den” concept. The winning candidates will then qualify for a mentorship programme and extensive business support.
HOW TO ENTER:
To enter, candidates need to submit their innovative ideas and projects by completing the online application below by Friday, 4 December 2020.