Equipping eco-entrepreneurs with the business support they need to succeed

The GROUNDSWELL  business accelerator is well on its way with the recruiting phase done and dusted. We received over 800 applications from all over South Africa and, after a rigorous selection process, shortlisted 40 diverse and innovative entrepreneurs.

These lucky 40 eco-entrepreneurs will get to attend the GROUNDSWELL Personal Transformation and Strategic Planning training workshop in May where we will select the final 30 to embark on an intensive business growth programme over an 18-month period. We look forward to introducing our programme collaborators during the workshop and getting to know our entrepreneurs better.

The GROUNDSWELL programme uses Fetola’s tried-and-tested core business development modules as well as group mentoring, which encourages fruitful peer-to-peer learning opportunities. The programme also offers entrepreneurs plenty of opportunity for discussion with sector experts and avenues to market access.

About the programme
GROUNDSWELL, launched with seed-funding from J.P.Morgan, is a tailored business acceleration programme for entrepreneurs who are passionate about bringing critical solutions for today’s environmental challenges. The programme is designed to create collaboration between entrepreneurs, technical agencies, corporates and sources of capital.

To register your interest in collaboration opportunities email our Project Manager Wandisiwe Nondlazi.  

Further resources
Download the Market Opportunity Report done by Sector Agency GreenCape for a summary of the opportunities and challenges in the sector.

Check out some of Fetola’s other projects in the green economy business acceleration: Just Add Green, Imvelisi and Waste to Wing.