Welcome to eKasi Entrepreneurs

Our Journey

2017
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Early Days

Early Days
It is said that ACCESS and EXPOSURE are the ultimate when it comes to success and have the zeal to win. eKasi Entrepreneurs started because of these two elements. The eKasi Entrepreneurs started from the backdrop of many entrepreneurs asking the founder to connect them to funding and supporting institutions. At the time it became too time consuming for the founder and he just decided to host a conference that was set in the township – the 1st of its kind with only one aim – To connect township entrepreneurs with opportunities that are being offered by different institutions in the metropolitan areas – A conference that would normally be hosted in the Cape Towninternational convention centre or the Sandton convention centre. This conference, which was held in 2012 in Khayelitsha – one of South Africa fastest growing townships, brought together two different worlds – And this was the start of it all. The success of the conference saw a lot of expectations from both entrepreneurship institutions wanting to connect with township and black entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs yearning for more opportunities through training and development, mentorship, business tools, information, resources, funding and etc.
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The Trial and Errors

The Trial and Errors
In trying to find our feet we tried to understand where we fit in the ecosystem. We hosted events; workshops and engaged with both entrepreneurs and support institution and corporate. We did research in and out of what really do township entrepreneurs need support in. In a research that we conducted together with the Marathon group we realized that we wanted to.
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The Current

The Current
eKasi Entrepreneurs now fully understand the people it serve – The startup and growth entrepreneurs of the South Africa economy that are championing job creation and economic growth in every corner of the country. We understand the needs analysis and with our partners we are answering to their needs one step at a time. We are developing system, have partner with strategic partner and looking forward to making an impact in the township businesses that we work with. We understand. The need for regular indepth research into what township entrepreneurs needs and deliver to their need. The need of township entrepreneurs to be trained and development, to mentored and guided in their business venture That we need to development innovative media platforms that communicate to the entrepreneurs on the ground. That we need to partner with area partners (entrepreneurship organization) across South Africa to make a structural impact on the ground Enterprise development and supplier development will need to be impactful to downship entrepreneurs Procurement procedures needs to be regulated and ensure that we meet our support requirements and develop the necessary supplier database Challenge some of the policies and structures that are infringing on the development and growth of township entrepreneurs
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The Future

The Future
We see eKasi Entrepreneurs as a beacon of hope for both township entrepreneurs and corporate to support each other through mentorship, training and development, learning, supply development, enterprise development, and inspirational talk. eKasi Entrepreneurs will continue creating platforms that ensures that the above are achieve effectively and in a more impactful manner.