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The 88 Business Collective supports Female Founders determined to scale through collaboration. Over the past few years since launching in 2016 and rolling out our first two accelerator programmes, we gained significant insight into the interventions needed to create a robust pipeline for the tech ecosystem.​

Our Impact Assessment Report compiled and verified by PwC, specifically for our accelerator programme, quantifies the impact of the 6-month programme. In addition, it provides Female Founders an overview of their overall performance month-on-month. The data science we utilize enables high impact data driven interventions. 

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. 

At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

Our mission is aligned to Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth since we are driven by the believe that inclusive and sustainable economic growth will reduce poverty. More progress is needed to increase employment opportunities, particularly for young people, reduce informal employment and the gender pay gap and promote safe and secure working environments to create decent work for all.

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We are living in unprecedented times on so many fronts and as a Founder this can leave you feeling lost and confused. Now, remember you are an entrepreneur and we are made of resilience, time to take back control.

Sign up for your bespoke New Normal Strategy Workshop, where we will work closely with you and your team on effective ways to thrive in this new normal.  The 4-hour strategy session will take place remotely over two-days giving us the opportunity to address your most pressing challenges during these tumultuous times.

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It is our collective responsibility to ensure we flatten the curve and make our way to reporting no new Covid-19 cases, as South Africans. Wearing a mask symbolizes self-preservation but more importantly it signals to those around you that you care about their well-being, go on and add this new accessory to your wardrobe. 

Government has begun introducing new regulations around South Africa’s ‘advanced level 3’ lockdown, with more set to be introduced in the coming weeks. President Ramaphosa announced that the country will move to an ‘advanced’ level 3 lockdown, with a number of business sectors reopened to the public. 

President Ramaphosa said that many businesses that stopped operating on 27 March when the lockdown first came into effect have not been able to operate.

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Accelerating world-class African businesses will not happen in isolation, we believe collaboration is the future and what corporates need is a way to connect their strengths and resources with external innovation in order to drive exponential growth. Powerful partnerships create powerful villages, play your part in creating a diverse and inclusive South African economy.
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