The Top 14 national finalists in the South African Breweries (SAB) youth entrepreneurship development programme, SAB KickStart, created 68 jobs during 2013.
The finalists were announced earlier in the year and have since undertaken an intensive 12-month journey of personalised business mentorship and business development support. During the oast year there were a number of interventions to place each business on a growth path.
“Our top 14 finalists represent dedicated individuals whose connection to SAB KickStart yielded more empowered entrepreneurs capable of taking their businesses from start-ups to growing SMEs.
“The jobs they have managed to create, although a small contribution initially, is an indication of their potential to make a substantial impact moving into the future,” says Boipelo Nkadimeng, SAB manager for enterprise development.