Setlogane Manchidi, CSI head at Investec, believes “Our entrepreneurial initiatives champion out of the ordinary doers; those with the potential to make a sustainable positive change in South Africa.”
Investec’s entrepreneurship programmes focus on training through an online learning programme and mentoring through financial and market readiness. Investec employs a long-term strategy of continuing to support alumni.
One programme Investec is involved in is Startup School which is an online programme offering coaching and mentoring for entrepreneurs and the opportunity to pitch for prize funding of R100 000.
The Investec Finance Readiness Programme matches entrepreneurs with finance professionals who customise a financial plan for that business. The Investec Market Readiness Programme makes sure entrepreneurs are trained on compliance issues, due diligence, and how to manage supplier and procurement opportunities effectively.