The Johannesburg chapter of the global Entrepreneurs’ Organisation will be launching the Accelerator programme for the first time in South Africa on 26 March 2015. Designed to take businesses with a turnover of at least R2 million to the next level of success with an injection of mentoring, education and networking: the Accelerator programme has been hotly tipped as the catalyst to catapult your first stage business to the next level.
Since 1987, the Entrepreneur’s Organisation (EO) has been transforming the lives of the entrepreneurs who transform the world. As the global thought leader in entrepreneurship, EO plays an integral role in businesses, industries and the lives of leaders around the world.
EO is currently running Accelerator successfully in several other countries.
The key programme mission is to empower first stage member entrepreneurs with the tools they need to grow their businesses to more than R10 million in sales at the same time as transfer skills to create better entrepreneurs and leaders.
Along with structured educational content focused on the core areas of first-stage businesses, the Accelerator programme affords the unique experience of learning from and connecting with the world’s most influential network of entrepreneurs.
The programme is exclusive – a maximum of 30 candidates that meet the criteria will be eligible. Only qualified applicants will be considered, although qualification does not necessarily ensure admission into the programme.
To qualify for the Accelerator program you must:
- Be the owner or founder of an operating business with gross yearly revenues between R2 – 8 million.
- Complete the application process and verify sales criteria
- Pass an Interview with the local Entrepreneurs’ Organisation
Tuition for the first ever South African Accelerator programme is R22 500 per participant. This fee grants you access to four quarterly learning seminars, monthly accountability groups, access to EO events with leading entrepreneurs as well as access to numerous networking opportunities with your peers.
EO will be giving away a fantastic prize of a place in the Accelerator programme, including a one-year membership and extensive one on one mentoring to one lucky first stage South African entrepreneur valued at R50 000. You can enter via: http://www.eoafrica.org/accelerator-application.