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We drive entrepreneurship and local economic development on a country, city or community level. We work with development finance institutions to assist in the execution and implementation of general entrepreneurial programmes and programmes aimed at the youth, females or the rural context; we work with multinational corporates to ensure that their CSI strategies align with their company strategies; we work with mines to execute entrepreneurial and supplier development programmes for their surrounding communities; and we work with governments to design and implement national incubation programmes. We also conduct feasibility studies and have the ability to work with local partners.

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SEED (Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development) is Raizcorp’s global division dedicated to developing and delivering entrepreneurial support and development initiatives to achieve the strategic local economic development (LED) objectives of our government, corporate, development agency, and local community partners.

Our SEED programmes take into account the general complexities of doing business in the developing world and are adaptable to the specific challenges found at a local level. The 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 their delivery is based on detailed, on-site contextual analyses combined with Raizcorp’s highly successful and adaptable enterprise development approaches and methodologies.

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 services, and these underpin all our offerings.

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Why Raizcorp?

We provide business-incubation services

We are regarded as the gold standard in business incubation, and we’ll work with your organisation to set up and operate an incubator or network of incubators that are designed specifically for your local context.

We provide local community development programmes for the extractive industry

Mining, oil and gas companies may engage us to develop local community development programmes aimed at building up local supply chains and local beneficiation. We’ve worked with the likes of BHP Billiton, Impala Platinum, PETRONAS, Shell and Chevron, among others.

We design and implement entrepreneurial programmes

We’ll work with your organisation to develop entrepreneurial development programmes for specific sectors such as youth, women, ICT, rural or whatever is required.

We provide comprehensive measurements and reporting

Without proper measurements, you cannot gauge the impact of your entrepreneurship development programmes (EDP). Each of our EDPs is uniquely developed for your organisation, and is rigorously measured and reported on to ensure that you can continually monitor the impact that your investment in entrepreneurial development is making on the ground.

We\’ve been doing this for over a decade

We have over a decade’s experience behind our name when it comes to accelerating success. We started out in 2000 as a business incubator, and have since firmly differentiated ourselves as Africa’s only sustainable business Prosperator™. Drawing on the best practices of business-incubator models worldwide, we have pioneered Prosperation™ – our own unique, world-renowned model of business incubation.

We integrate your strategies

The success of any local economic-development programme lies at the intersection of three fundamental considerations: the strategic objectives of the programme; the budget for its implementation; and the practicability of its interventions in terms of facilities, infrastructure, human-resource requirements and so on. We work with your organisation to ensure that the programmes we design and implement with you, or on your behalf, meet your strategic objectives and budget.

We’re internationally recognised

Trusting another business with your enterprise and supplier development (ESD) requirements can be disconcerting. Our adherence to the highest levels of quality (we are the only incubator on the African continent to be recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the UK Government’s Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative – SFEDI), our learning programmes (approved by the Council on Higher Education – CHE), and the learnings we have gleaned from rolling out and operating one Prosperator™ after another have made us the gold standard in business incubation globally.

Raizcorp\’s current and future Prosperator impact on africa