Orange Corners Designs Program For Young Entrepreneurs 2024 | Just Scholarships And Jobs

Orange Corners Designs Program for Young Entrepreneurs 2024

Orange Corners Designs Program 2024

The Orange Corners Designs Program 2024

The Orange Corners Designs Program, a new initiative by the CDI supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, is now accepting applications for its first Cape Town cohort starting in July 2024. This program seeks visionary entrepreneurs whose businesses are ready for growth and committed to making a positive impact in under-resourced communities.

Focus Industries:

  • Green
  • Digital
  • Gender Equity
  • Creative (film, performance and visual arts, culinary arts, fashion, interior, furniture design, etc.)
  • Creative Economy

Benefits of the Orange Corners Designs Program:

  • Business Development: Participate in various business training activities designed to accelerate growth.
  • Mentorship: Access seasoned mentors and industry experts who will guide your growth journey using the design thinking approach model.
  • Networking: Connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and potential collaborators.
  • Funding: Opportunity to secure funding and investment to fuel your business expansion.
  • Exposure: Showcase your venture to a wider audience and gain recognition for your efforts.

Requirements for the Orange Corners Designs Program:

  • Are you a dynamic young entrepreneur with a passion for innovation and a drive for social change?
  • Do you have a desire to grow your business?
  • Is your business capable and ready to create jobs?
  • Are you looking to make a significant impact in your respective industry?
  • Are you committed to your entrepreneurial journey?

If you meet these criteria, you may be eligible to apply for the Orange Corners Designs Program, which will incubate you for 10-12 months with intensive business and mentoring support.

Selection Process:

Criteria for Application:

  • Focus: Priority is given to ventures led by youth and women entrepreneurs in under-resourced communities.
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance: Your business must be registered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), be tax compliant, etc.
  • Track Record: Your enterprise should have a history of traction and/or market research, or demonstrate the skill of the applicant.
  • Viable Idea: You must have conducted market research.
  • Commitment: You must show dedication to your entrepreneurial journey, overcoming challenges with resilience and perseverance.
  • Vision, Mission, and Purpose: Clearly articulate a vision for social change and community empowerment.
  • Innovation: Offer innovative products, services, or opportunities that address pressing needs in your community or region.
  • Basic Business Information: Provide operational, financial, or other relevant details.
  • Availability: Must be willing and able to take time off from your business to participate in the program.

Application Deadline: June 10, 2024

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should visit Orange Corners to apply. Submit your application via the form provided, detailing information about yourself, your business concept, an income statement, any other financial information, social impact goals, a picture of your product, and growth plans by June 10, 2024.

For more details, visit the Orange Corners website.

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