Create an infinite impact

The Circular Economy Accelerator (CEA) is an end-to-end business growth and leadership development solution that empowers entrepreneurs to succeed as thriving, profitable SMEs operating in the sustainability and circular economy space.

CEA works across South Africa, with resilient and driven entrepreneurs who want to make a success of their business while helping our planet to thrive.

circular, green sector SMEs across 2 intakes


participants from low-income background


SMEs given access to media opportunities

Create a positive impact on our environment

What is it?

CEA is an 18-month accelerator designed to empower businesses in the circular economy to succeed as thriving, profitable enterprises. It is run in partnership with J.P. Morgan, the Embassy of Finland and Nedbank.


The programme strengthens entrepreneurs’ leadership skills and helps them refine their business model, provides technical skills and sector knowledge, facilitates access to opportunities for collaboration and growth, and enables market access and access to finance.


CEA aims to build profitable green businesses that are good for the world and ultimately contribute to a better South Africa.

Our Programme Partners

By partnering with innovative companies and organisations that share our vision, we’ve been able to multiply our impact.