Foster a community of responsible entrepreneurs

The Foundation is of the firm belief that high impact responsible entrepreneurs will 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 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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Entrepreneurial Mindset Research

A study of entrepreneurial mindset: its origins and how best to measure it A key feature of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation’s entrepreneurial development programmes is the cultivation of an entrepreneurial mindset. They have this in common with many other leading entrepreneurial programmes whose focus has turned from content knowledge about entrepreneurship to developing an entrepreneurial mindset. However, what is lacking across the board is a rigorous theorisation […]

Entrepreneurial Mindset Research

Entrepreneurial Mindset Research We are pleased to share news of the exciting entrepreneurial mindset research work the Foundation has been involved in over the past 12 months and encourage readers to look out for upcoming thought provoking posts around our findings. The Foundation has been collaborating with international thought leaders around understanding, defining and measuring the concept of […]


Fellowship opportunity for the curious Do you go against, behind and in front of the grain? Are you streetwise running anti-clockwise? Do you see...


Innovation Growth Lab 2017 Annual Conference | By Teri Richter Working in a robot economy, evidence based innovation and overcoming policy barrier in entrepreneurship On the 13th and 14th...


Teaching reading for meaning: The Funda Wande project | By Dr Nic Spaull Overview: South Africa is virtually unique among upper-middle-income countries in that most of our children (58%) do not learn...


An entrepreneurial awakening More often than not entrepreneurship is something you can feel in your bones. It’s something that is modelled to...


Entrepreneurship: The key to financial stability for youth | By: Lethabo Tloubata In 2017, unemployment rates in South Africa are reported at an all-time high, which, coupled with the start of...

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