FNB’s Social Entrepreneurship Impact Lab is looking for innovative social entrepreneurs who are passionate about changing South Africa’s future.
Are you a social entrepreneur committed to improving lives and creating a real impact through the work you do? Or an entrepreneur with a passion for providing meaningful solutions to social and environmental challenges? By definition, social enterprises are businesses that are financially self-sustaining with a greater agenda than just making a profit. If so, then FNB’s Social Entrepreneurship Impact Lab is for you.
FNB will support the growth of 25 social entrepreneurs who are tackling pressing social, environmental, and economic issues in South Africa. The 18-month programme will provide the support solutions that social entrepreneurs need to significantly change their growth pathway and reach the full potential and impact of their social enterprise.
The FNB Social Entrepreneurship Impact Lab is implemented in collaboration with Fetola – social entrepreneurs with over ten years’ hands-on experience in successfully boosting the growth and long-term survival of businesses across all sectors of the economy.
Successful applicants will receive expert tailored solutions to accelerate their enterprise, including individual mentorship from experienced, skilled mentors, access to powerful peer networks, market access linkages and investment readiness support to help them reach healthy resilience and lasting scale.
FNB’s Head of Enterprise and Supplier Development, Heather Lowe says: “Entrepreneurship is the future of this country, and social entrepreneurship is our best chance to bring about a positive impact on the lives of ordinary South Africans. We aim through this programme to scale some practical and sustainable solutions to addressing our most pressing social and environmental issues.