Startup School is an initiative that is partnered by Investec to support and encourage the South African entrepreneurial ecosystem. It is a 12 week online entrepreneurial learning programme which contains interactive learning activities that will guide an entrepreneur from the ideation phase of their business through to the completion and investor presentation of a comprehensive business plan. If an entrepreneur already has and runs an existing business, the course will give the entrepreneur the tools to enhance their business plan and strengthen their entrepreneurial skills. Upon successful completion of the programme, entrepreneurs stand a chance to win funding towards their business.
Startup School offers you, the entrepreneur, the opportunity to expand on your business insight through a challenging and interactive 12 week online learning journey. The course’s unique support structure of start-up coaching alongside comprehensive coursework means that you will develop and build on your entrepreneurial mind-set.Apply now
The Startup School is committed to ensuring that business mentorship is used in a positive and impactful way. Part of the Startup School programme has and relies on a strong mentorship pillar to support and grow the entrepreneurs. Using key information from both the entrepreneur and the volunteer mentor the Startup School will ensure the best possible pairing and facilitate a successful mentor and mentee relationship.Become a mentor
The Startup School
Startup School is an initiative that along with partners, Investec, have started to support and encourage the South African entrepreneurial ecosystem. It is a 12 week online entrepreneurial learning programme which contains interactive learning activities that will guide an entrepreneur from the ideation phase of their business through to the completion and investor presentation of a comprehensive business plan.
Weekly modules and assignments
Business mentor match
It has been an amazing 12 weeks, I used the opportunity given and incorporated it into my business from week 1. The course material and the motivation from coaches was great. Although the course is based on a step system to create a business plan, for me I used information provided to become more productive and set goals. Prior to this I had a vision with no plan to drive it.
Access to a brilliant portfolio of learning materials and activities
Supported by the Startup School's exceptinal Business Coaches
Apply to be mentored by one of South Africa's most successful business leaders
Present your business plan and compete for funding up to the value of R100 000.
Grow your network and connect with some of South Africa’s most inspiring and innovative entrepreneurs.
Learn entirely online and at your pace.
The Startup School was founded by some of South Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, supported by Investec, a leading Private Specialist bank, with a true entrepreneurial spirit and culture. The Startup School is a project that aims to capacitate and facilitate support to encourage entrepreneurship in South Africa. The programme content is supported by a strong and experienced team of education, coaching and entrepreneurial specialists.