SAB KickStart Grassroots is a new programme where we will partner with FET
colleges to introduce a competition aimed at promoting industrial innovation within
the youth. The SAB KickStart Grassroots competition is about supporting an enabling
environment for makers to prototype and commercialise their ideas, creating sustainable
enterprises that shift the paradigm from consumers to makers of innovative products,
services and industries. SAB KickStart Grassroots will offer training, mentorship
and seed grant funding.
SAB KickStart Reloaded (formerly SAB Kickstart) was
launched in 1995 as a poverty alleviation programme but it has subsequently
become a platform to stimulate sustainable enterprise development. The
KickStart Reloaded competition is aimed at instilling a culture of entrepreneurship
and support youth-owned businesses with the intention of growing them into sustainable
high impact suppliers. SAB KickStart Reloaded will now provide non-collateral seed loan
capital with grant funding available for competition winners. SAB KickStart Reloaded
targets black youth between the ages 18-35 in specified industries, and provides intensive
business skills training, mentorship and combination of loan and grant funding
over a period of 18 months.
KickStart Elevator is a new programme intended to increase
the operational capacity of high growth and expansionary youth
businesses, affording them the opportunity to achieve the scale
required to deliver within large supply chains. The programme
will offer mentorship and loan funding.