Whether you are a young entrepreneur who has already started his / her own business, or whether you are a young, aspiring entrepreneur with big ideas and big dreams, the best way in which to succeed is to continue developing your skills.
Below, we take a look at the best entrepreneur academies in the country, all of which promise to help transform you into the entrepreneur you have always been destined to be!
Where? 1050 Printech Ave, Roodepoort, 2040
Goal: To transform Africa by identifying, developing, and connecting the next generation of young African leaders.
Courses: Aspiring entrepreneurs may opt to sign up for the two year pre-university program or for the Entrepreneurial Leadership and African Studies course.
Where? There is an academy in both Soweto and Cape Town
Goal: To empower young people on their entrepreneurial journey while developing the business and life skills essential for success.
Courses: Aspiring entrepreneurs may apply to join the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development once they have successfully passed matric. The course offered can only be taken on a full time basis and lasts for six months.
Where? There are academies all over the country
Goal: To address poverty and unemployment in South Africa through entrepreneurially focused initiatives.
Courses: There a number of courses available including ‘Launching Your Business Idea’, ‘Business Strategy’, Business Planning’ and ‘Business Leadership and Management’. You may also apply to take one of their infamous two-day entrepreneurship short courses.
Goal: To provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the business knowledge, skills, opportunities and inspiration they need to take their business to the next level.
Courses: You will first need to apply for and complete the Entrepreneur Development Program. From there, you will be introduced to the Circle of Excellence, which opens doors to new opportunities including Business Bootcamp, mentorship and coaching.
Starting a business doesn’t need to be a terrifying experience, nor do you need to go it alone! Take the initiative to further develop your skills today… and, in a few years’ time as you are watching your business thrive, you’ll be very glad you did.