22 ON SLOANE

THE LARGEST STARTUP CAMPUS IN AFRICA

WELCOME TO 22 ON SLOANE

22 ON SLOANE is the largest startup campus in Africa. The campus offers disruptive startups and innovative SMEs a complete turnkey solution to scale, from the initial idea all the way to commercialisation, funding opportunities and access to markets. Its aim is to nurture the entrepreneurial mindset, ensure their sustainability, and explore development of new industries and contribute towards job creation in Africa.

A global and diverse team of experienced entrepreneurs, mentors, scientists, managers, CEOs, and funders support entrepreneurs enrolled at the campus, with product development, services and business models. The experts are active throughout the journey to build their companies and assist with market entry and financing through angel funders and venture capitals.

“GEN is focused on bringing best-in-class programs, communities and support from its network operating in 170 nations to Africa’s next generation of entrepreneurs. We could not be more proud that 22 ON SLOANE — the first physical space in the world carrying the GEN brand — is opening in Johannesburg and we stand alongside our African friends and partners in making it possible for anyone, anywhere to start and scale their business.”

Jonathan Ortmans President: Global Entrepreneurship Network

“My vision is to create a base where entrepreneurs can emerge having the requisite skills base and support to propel them into a greater level that would enable them to contribute to job creation and poverty alleviation, whilst harnessing the values and principles of a true entrepreneur.”

Lindiwe Zulu Minister of Small Business Development: South Africa

“I believe that South Africa and Nigeria are poised to lead the entrepreneurial revolution in Africa.”

Aisha Abubakar Minister of State for Trade and Industry: Nigeria

WHAT WE OFFER

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT

We offer students, startups and SMEs individual support and systematic mentorship and coaching in developing new products and services, guidance on building up a successful business when entering the market and in the growth stage.

RESEARCH AND INNOVATIVE METHODS

To make ideas and technologies into successful products and services, 22 ON SLOANE applies a concept known as Business Design. Business Design combines principles from design and strategic management, thus identifying and realizing key opportunities for new and sustainable businesses and assisting systematically.

FOCUS ON FUTURE INDUSTRIES

Our work focuses on many industries with a priority focus on: FinTech, Information & Communication Tech, Engineering, Manufacturing, Energy, Education, Health, Tourism, Transportation, Services, Water, Sanitation, Agriculture, Arts and Crafts.

ANGEL FUND AND VENTURE CAPITAL

22 ON SLOANE through its partners and network globally provides Angel Funding and Venture Capital for promising young companies in our key priority sectors.

TECHNICAL LAB SUPPORT

The Technical labs at 22 ON SLOANE support entrepreneurs with the technical expert advice and support, access to 3D printing, CAD and CAM software as well as prototype development and testing through partner labs.

YOUTH WEEKEND PROGRAMMES

Each Saturday, we offer weekend programmes for youths aged 13 – 17. The programmes apply the concept of design thinking. They encourage participants to develop a proof of concept from their initial idea to prototyping.

22 ON SLOANE STARTUP CAMPUS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

Africa’s largest startup campus was officially launched on Friday 10th November 2017 by Richard Branson – founder of the Virgin Group, Minister Lindiwe Zulu – Department of Small Business Development, together with Gauteng Premier David Makhura and Jonathan Ortmans -GEN President. The launch also coincided with the 10th Anniversary of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

LATEST NEWS

Making a case for small business development institutions.

For many years, there has been an ongoing debate in many countries regarding the significance and importance of entrepreneurial ministries in the public sector.
Some countries are for, while others are against them. Some categorize their entrepreneurship agendas under their department of trade or industry, others under science and technology, while some place them in their innovation departments.

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How data protection and privacy can make or break any business in the new digital era.

In a digital world where identities can be stolen, secure bank accounts raided, and personal information misused, trust has become the new currency. Trust can make or break relationships, dictate consumer opinion and influence how society operates. For organizations looking to redefine competitiveness in a digitally disrupted world, underestimating the role of trust can pose reputational risks that can be devastating.

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GEN Algeria disrupts entrepreneurship Education

Start, Launch, Connect, Accelerate and Win are the 5 pillars of the Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Innovation Program (ELIP) launched on the 20th of February 2018, by GEN Algeria, in partnership with the US-MEPI – Middle East Partnership Initiative.

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GEC 2018 Istanbul

he Global Entrepreneurship Congress every year gathers together thousands of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and other startup champions from more than 170 countries to identify new ways of helping founders start and scale new ventures around the world.

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GEN’s 22 ON SLOANE to launch innovative startup huddle programme

The path of entrepreneurship is often mired in difficulty and uncertainty, as unexpected challenges arise and tough decisions need to be taken. With this in mind, the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) has developed its 22 ON SLOANE ‘Start-up Huddle’, a programme designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs globally.

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World Economic Forum (WEF) 2018

During the 2018 World Economic forum (WEF) annual meeting held in Davos, KMPG sponsored the #FutureIsInclusive series of female leaders around the world sharing their thoughts and vision of a shared future for all.

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The Global Entrepreneurship Summit heats up in Hyderabad, India

Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the United States President and Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, jointly kicked off the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India yesterday. Themed ‘Women First, Prosperity for All’, the PM’s key message was a personal invitation to entrepreneurs and global investors to embrace and invest in the country.

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