Promoting Progress Through Entrepreneurship

The Foundation is of the firm belief that high impact responsible entrepreneurs will dramatically contribute to a positive economic, social and political change. The Foundation therefore identifies, selects, and invests in individuals that show potential greatness over the long-term through its Scholarship and Fellowship opportunities.

The Foundation's investment approach provides access to education and entrepreneurial development. Once formal education is completed the Foundation encourages work experience that compliments personal passion, purpose and skills development. It is the Foundation's hope that Fellows will then move into areas of influence where they will effect lasting change and positive impact.

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#GEW2015 is done – who won #MakeAR100? The week-long, worldwide movement of entrepreneurial people (#GEW) was concluded on Sunday 22 November – and what a week it was! 7 million such people participated in 20 000 activities across 135 countries. They came together for learning, inspiration, support and to launch their business ideas and attract investors. South Africa had 143 activities from 43 […]

GEW South Africa

GEW 2015 is live – time to get involved Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2015 is now well underway and it promises to be the biggest yet – both in South Africa and globally! South Africa kicked off its week with a significant event at GIBS in Johannesburg yesterday. Energised by the prospect of Johannesburg’s hosting the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in March 2017, Lindiwe Zulu, Minister […]


Do we bet on the jockey or the horse? | Bonnke Shipalana Bonnke Shipalana believes that, in the same way that no-one learns how to swim by reading a book about...


Countdown to Global Entrepreneurship Week We’re less than a week away from the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who bring...


An entrepreneur’s dream Christmas With just 52 days to go before Christmas I thought it would be good to bring you some early...

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Entrepreneurship in schools Part 2 | Gabriella Geffen On Tuesday, I wrote about the organs of an Entrepreneurial culture, and the need to develop entrepreneurial mindsets from...


Entrepreneurship in schools Part 1 | Gabriella Geffen Gabriella Geffen is a member of the Human Resources Development Council (HRDC) Enabling Entrepreneurship Task Team and is also...

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