Entrepreneurship is the willingness to take risks and develop, organize and manage a business venture in a competitive global marketplace that is constantly evolving.
Entrepreneurs are pioneers, innovators, leaders and inventors.
Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship in South Africa
The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship in South Africa focuses on providing aspiring entrepreneurs who have started a business with the skills, opportunities and inspiration they need to succeed.
Our programs are designed to help businesses develop and grow and, in turn stimulate the economy. We do not provide funding but assist entrepreneurs with access to networks, knowledge, resources and markets.
Women Entrepreneur Development Programme
Microsoft South Africa is a proud sponsor of the Women Entrepreneur Development Programme - another of Microsoft's commitments to supporting the development of female entrepreneurs.
The journey began in February this year when Microsoft SA launched the programme in association with Business Engage (previously Women in Finance). We invited qualifying female entrepreneurs to submit a motivation as to why they believed their business is ready for growth. Those who qualified, participated in a one day Action My Business Growth Workshop where it was determined whether they would qualify for the second phase of the programme which is a five day Expand Your Business Programme.
It was pleasing to see that 11 female entrepreneurs qualified and undertook the one week workshop from 28 May - 1 June.
The Graduation ceremony will celebrate their achievement and give attendees the opportunity to hear about how their businesses will be taken to the next level.