The opportunity to solve a big problem

Africa represents the paradox of both crisis and opportunity. The continent is battling to catch up with its infrastructure backlog, struggling to supply sustainable energy to its growing economies, and is becoming overwhelmed by a massive youth-unemployment problem. Corporate enterprises in Africa have limited capability to absorb employment and so entrepreneurship is seen as one of the most important tools for generating economic growth, solving economic problems and employing the youth.

In excess of 90% of the small businesses operating in Africa are informal, representing survivalist trading in goods and services on a micro-level. Of those small businesses operating formally, 96% fail within a ten-year period with over 50% failing within the first two years.

Business incubation has been used as an economic tool to try to bridge market failure. However, in most instances, such incubation has been ill-conceived, badly run and has produced little or no impact. Additionally, large multilateral organisations have been driving their own models, also with relatively low success rates. Most of the programmes that are currently being run are ad hoc, unmeasured and erratically delivered. This has resulted in a large African market of multilateral organisations, DFIs, mines, corporates and multinationals that are looking for legitimate alternatives for spending their budgets on developing entrepreneurs and getting no results.

Raizcorp has been building and evolving a high-quality incubation process called Prosperation since 2000. In 2007 Raizcorp began to scale its model – first within the borders of South Africa and then across the border to Angola, Tanzania and now Zimbabwe. As Raizcorp has expanded from territory to territory, it has generated great interest from the above-mentioned stakeholders who are looking for effective solutions. Whether their motivation is to fulfil a mandate, to secure a licence to operate, to strategically support their suppliers or whatever the case may be, these stakeholders view Raizcorp as a viable solution to their problem.

For this reason, Raizcorp – through its SEED division – is seeking legitimate licensees to capitalise on this massive opportunity.

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Who is the ideal Raizcorp SEED licensee?

We are looking for reputable, caring and financially sound licensees who can use their networks, capital and local market insights to drive our model of entrepreneurial development and growth. To determine if there is a fit with a potential licensee, Raizcorp will examine his or her organisation’s strategy, values, commitment, network, reputation, financial means and ability to help sell or create markets.

We are actively seeking SEED licensees in
(If you are from another country, please do enquire)

Raizcorp business incubator Botswana licensees

Botswana

Kenya business incubator Botswana licensees

Kenya

Morocco business incubator Botswana licensees

Morocco

Namibia business incubator Botswana licensees

Namibia

Namibia business incubator Botswana licensees

Zambia

The business case for a Raizcorp SEED licensee

Below are just a few of the reasons to embark on a Raizcorp SEED licensing agreement.