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The Innovator Trust was created to support the growth of small black-owned Information and Communications Technology (ICT) businesses in South Africa. Our programmes facilitate training that develops their skills as business owners.
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Young entrepreneurs succeed in keeping South Africans connected during loadsheddingSince 2008, the concept of loadshedding has been a reality that citizens have had to contend with as part of normal, day-to-day life. Despite numerous interventions to stabilise the country's electricity supply, little relief has been felt in the homes and workplaces of South Africans who remain in the dark and disconnected with no access to affordable, alternative solutions. For three young entrepreneurs, Brian Gadisi, Alan Gie and Themba Hadebe, the loadshedding crises presented an opportunity for innovation that is making a tangible difference in the lives of thousands of South Africans across the country by keeping the Wi-Fi on even when the power is off. 18 May 2022 Read more

Top 10 YEP business presentations beneficiaries pitch ideas for community empowermentThe Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP), the flagship youth incubation program facilitated by the Innovator Trust, held its fifth annual YEP business presentations from 28 February-2 March 2022 to an all-virtual panel of business executives from across South Africa. 22 Mar 2022 Read more

SA training college committed to developing youth and women in techIn the last few years, we've seen great innovation across various industries, breakthroughs for marginalised communities and a digital revolution that has impacted every aspect of our lives. Although these are milestones to be celebrated, there is still so much more that needs to be done when it comes to developing the presence of women in the technology and innovation space. 28 Feb 2022 Read more

Epic Women Entrepreneur's Leadership Series to launch in Cape Town, Feb 2022In efforts to contribute to South Africa's Covid-19 response strategy, the providers of the Agility and Resilience course have entered into a partnership with Innovator Trust. The objective of this partnership is to mitigate and adapt to the impact and consequences of Covid-19. It is necessary to form such partnerships as the scale of the impact of Covid-19 on businesses calls for a multi-organisational response. The parties to this partnership are socially responsible organisations that have demonstrated commitment to socio-economic development. 2 Feb 2022 Read more

SA youth keeping you online during load-sheddingHow does any entrepreneur respond to an environment of flux, restrictions, and challenges? Well, for the young minds at the fore of Arion Power, the answer is with excitement and tenacity. The can-do spirit of the youth and determination to penetrate the business world cannot be restricted. The find a job or start your own business motto, though bold and admirable, is much easier said than done. For the team at Arion Power however, the decision was unanimous when they chose to embrace the opportunity created by South Africa's energy crisis, starting a business, creating jobs and preventing the loss of thousands of man hours to our online world. Whether you're a student, parent or business owner in the online economy, these guys have the answer to keeping you connected no matter what the outage. Here is their story... 22 Dec 2021 Read more

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