Frequently Asked Questions

What is GEN?

GEN is the Global Entrepreneurship Network with its headquarters based in Washington DC and operating in 173 countries.

How can I join GEN?

Anyone can join GEN by visiting

Is GEN in Africa?

Yes, GEN operates in 42 countries in Africa.

What is 22 ON SLOANE?

22 ON SLOANE is the largest startup campus in Africa. The campus is the first for the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) in Africa which offers startups and SMEs a complete turnkey solution to scale, from the initial idea all the way to commercialisation, funding opportunities and access to markets.

How can I join 22 ON SLOANE?

You can join 22 ON SLOANE by visiting, and go to Residence @22 ON SLOANE to apply.

What is a startup company?

A startup company can come in any form or size. It is an entrepreneurial venture which is typically a newly emerged, fast growing business that aims to meet a market place need by developing a viable business model around an innovative product, process, service or a platform.

What is the criteria for selection?

You need to have an innovative, financially viable and scalable concept that can be applied in sectors such as: FinTech, Information & Communication Tech, Manufacturing, Energy, Education, Health, Tourism, Transportation, Services, Water, Sanitation, Agriculture, Arts and Crafts.

How long does my application take?

After the pitching session or first engagement with the panel of experts, your application could take one week to be approved or declined.

How much does it cost to be a residence at 22 ON SLOANE?

Successful residents are expected to pay a minimum fee of R975 (USD75) per month per resident, which will subsidise access to: work stations, uncapped WiFi, weekly programmes, access to ecosystem role-players and technical labs. Resident companies with over five team members will receive a discount.

What is the duration of the residency?

Residents can operate from the hub for 12 months, with an option to renew.

Can I host my event at 22 ON SLOANE?

Building an entrepreneurial ecosystem that is supportive and collaborative is what we strive for. You can host an event at 22 ON SLOANE – the crazier and innovative the event concept, the more likely for us to approve. E-mail:

How is 22 ON SLOANE funded?

22 ON SLOANE is funded by various public and private sector partners globally.

What kind of startups or businesses typically operate from 22 ON SLOANE?

At 22 ON SLOANE, we aim to attract startups and businesses at different stages. Whether you generate US$50 or US$50million, 22 ON SLOANE is your home.

Why should I operate from 22 ON SLOANE?

22 ON SLOANE is all about community building within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The campus brings entrepreneurs, investors, policy makers and various other stakeholders within the ecosystem to connect with each other, invest, network, provide access to markets and support each other.

Is 22 ON SLOANE just providing working facilities like office spaces?

Though 22 ON SLOANE provides work spaces, its core objective is to connect entrepreneurs from all walks of life and in various stages of their business.