In the wake of high unemployment rates in South Africa, a new entrepreneurial spirit has risen. Many business-minded individuals who can't find jobs are creating their own. Many are pushing forward, beyond economic hardship, to brand their own ideas both locally and around the world. Even students are being taught to develop their skills and discover what value they can add to the marketplace. As a result, this new generation of entrepreneurs has sparked further innovation and drive among South Africans, as well as created more employment opportunities for the rest of the country.
Angel investors and venture capitalists around the world have taken note of this movement, and have started investing in the economic future of South Africa. Likewise, first-time business owners are attracted to angel investors. These private investors - who may be local, or from the UK, America, or other countries - are not only willing to take risks on brand new ventures, but they often provide their expertise and know-how on what it takes to succeed in both a local and global economy.
South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth - the founder of Linux distribution enterprise Ubuntu Project, and the first African to fund his own space mission - is one of the more familiar names among the country's investment community. But recently, a crop of young, lesser-known local entrepreneurs in variety of industries has seen substantial success, including the owners of a video game franchise, a fashion designer who works with previously disadvantaged artists, and the founder of an internet solutions company that provides computer services to rural provinces in South Africa. With a wide-open marketplace, serious entrepreneurs are beginning to carve their niche in the South African business world. The ability to connect with other investors and entrepreneurs online makes sites like the Angel Investment Network a great way to expand ones reach.
R1,000,000 Req R100,000 Min
Best Software Innovation 2015 Finalist: Advanced, patent pending video compositing software with licensing potential and product dev for mobile & on-line digital products.
R2,000,000 Req R50,000 Min
I'm a professional property investor trained with Tigrent Learning UK and Robbie Fowler Property Academy. I need capital to invest in property in the UK and SA.
R10,000,000 Req R5,000,000 Min
Local is Lekker Boards aren't typical billboards as we know them, they are innovative outdoor executions that give advertisers the opportunity to "own" the local communities.
R4,000,000 Req R400,000 Min
I am a music producer, signed under a music publishing company. I need to get music equipment and build my own studio in PTA East or Kyalami Midrand.
R4,000,000 Req R1,000,000 Min
Proposal: Turn R4'000'000 into R8'000'000 in 36 months. Coal transport business, return on investment is great. Requiring start-up capital to begin operations.
R1,000,000 Req R250,000 Min
The Business is based on having executive and affordable Fragrances, Jewellery, Nail Art, Hand Bags and many more add-ons targeting the mass market in the rural area.
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