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
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).
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