Lindiwe Zulu, Minister of Small Business Development: South Africa
The highly anticipated launch of 22 ON SLOANE, Africa’s newest and biggest entrepreneurial campus,
in Bryanston, Johannesburg, is music to the ears of many start-ups, entrepreneurs and inventors alike,
not only in South Africa, but on the continent at large.
Arguably one of the most difficult challenges facing business-minded rookies is first securing financing,
followed in close second by ensuring sustainability. 22 ON SLOANE positions itself as ‘Powering the next
generation of entrepreneurs’. And here’s why many entrepreneurial motivators from both the public and
private sectors, are confident it can do just that - by helping to eradicate numerous challenges start-ups
face on their journey to enjoy long term success.
The campus offers a total 360 degree turnkey solution to start and scale - from the initial concept all
the way to sustainable commercialisation. Participants also have direct on-hand access to a global and
diverse team of experienced entrepreneurs, mentors, scientists, managers, CEOs and funders all under one
roof to nurture and support them during every step of their journey. This includes product development,
services, business models, funding opportunities and access to markets, as well as exploring and identifying
new industries and opportunities in Africa.
The launch of the innovative 22 ON SLOANE campus, a subsidiary of the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN),
which takes place on Friday 10 November 2017 will coincide with the launch of the South African Chapter of
the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), which is hosted by the passionate acclaimed advocate of entrepreneurialism,
Lindiwe Zulu, Minister of Small Business Development, South Africa. The Minister will be joined by various local
Ministers as well as those from Nigeria and Tanzania.
The Minister remains confident that working together, a vibrant and sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem that
would propel SMMEs to scale-up and enter into the mainstream economy through targeted support mechanisms can be
created - and 22 ON SLOANE perfectly mirrors her sentiments.
“My vision is to create a base where entrepreneurs can emerge with requisite skills base and support that would
propel them to a higher level that would enable them to contribute to job creation and poverty eradication, whilst
harnessing the values and principles of a true entrepreneur”, she explains.
For more information, residency and launch details, please visit www.22onsloane.co.