Uplift your economy

Through our SEED division, Raizcorp drives entrepreneurship and local economic development on a country, city or community level by working with:

  • Development finance institutions (DFIs) to assist in executing and implementing general entrepreneurial programmes, or programmes aimed at youth, females or rural contexts
  • Multinational corporates to ensure that CSI strategies are aligned with company strategies
  • Mines to execute entrepreneurial and supplier development programmes for surrounding communities in accordance with CSI, licence requirements, etc.
  • Governments to design and implement national incubation and acceleration programmes

We also conduct feasibility studies and have the ability to work with local partners. Our SEED programmes take into account the general complexities of doing business in the developing world, and are adaptable to specific challenges at a local level. Our programmes empower and educate local entrepreneurs and potential entrepreneurs to generate the employment their communities need, and to link local industries to national and international markets.

SEED programmes produce results because delivery is based on detailed, on-site contextual analyses combined with Raizcorp’s highly successful and adaptable enterprise and supplier development approaches and methodologies.

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Our approach

Raizcorp has developed a uniquely effective model of business incubation which we call Prosperation. Prosperation relies on four approaches to entrepreneurial development and business support which underpin all our offerings.

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Raizcorp’s programmes are offered in three different socio-economic environments.

Business incubator socio economic environments programmes

Urban

The urban context usually comprises high levels of economic activity, high levels of available skills and a complex supporting entrepreneurial ecosystem. As such, the Raizcorp models generally used in the urban context are Prosperators, Technibators and schools.

Business incubator  enterprise development programmes

Peri-urban

These are usually smaller towns with low yet significant economic activity, a lower abundance of skills and a rudimentary entrepreneurial support ecosystem. Raizcorp generally makes use of its Prosperator, Beacon and school models in this type of context.

Business incubator rural programmes, Enterprise development programmes, Supplier development programme.

Rural

The rule of thumb is more rural areas have lower levels of economic activity, skills are scarce and there is a very limited entrepreneurial support ecosystem. Raizcorp offers the Beacon and Distance models in these areas.

Why Raizcorp

Raizcorp’s current and future Prosperator impact on africa

Impact Maps Oct 2019 - Africa