The Business Accelerator – Apply Now

Ready to prove your potential and show large lead enterprises why you deserve an opportunity with them?

Win your share of R50 000 in seed funding for your business pitch as well as mentoring and upgrading to unlock further growth opportunities.
Established businesses or start-ups with innovative ideas apply below!

Applications for the 2021 Accelerator are now closed.  Should you wish to be considered for the 2022 programme, please complete your details below.


  •  Apply below.
  • Successful candidates will be invited to an online capacity building workshop on the 4th November 2021
  • A business pitch building event will be hosted on the 24th November 2021 in Cape Town.
  • A Dragon’s Den round of judging will select the top candidates on the 25th November 2021 in Cape Town.
  • Approved candidates will receive business and investment case support, mentoring and upgrading to unlock growth.


Cape Town-based small or medium* clothing, textiles, footwear and leather current or prospective manufacturers or service providers.

*SME defined as up to 250 employees and R170 million annual turnover.