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Orange Corners Designs - Cape Town || Apply Now

Orange Corners Designs – Cape Town || Apply Now

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Orange Corners Designs – Cape Town || Apply Now

A new initiative of the CDI supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, The Orange Corners | Designs Programme is on the lookout for visionary individuals whose businesses are poised for growth and dedicated to making a positive impact in under-resourced communities to participate as the first (1st) Cape Town cohort of the programme starting in July 2024.

The programme is focused on the following industries:

  • Green
  • Digital
  • Gender Equity
  • Creative (film, performance and visual arts, culinary arts, fashion, interior, furniture design etc.)
  • Creative Economy


  • Business Development for accelerated growth: Participate in various business training activities.
  • Mentorship: Access to seasoned mentors and industry experts to guide your growth journey using the design thinking approach model.
  • Networking: Connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and potential collaborators.
  • Funding: Opportunity for funding and investment to fuel your business expansion.
  • Exposure: Showcase your venture to a wider audience and gain recognition for your efforts

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  • Are you a dynamic young entrepreneur with a passion for innovation and a drive for social change?
  • Do you have a desire to grow your business?
  • Is your business able/ready to create jobs?
  • Are you looking to make a significant impact in your respective industry?
  • Are you an entrepreneur commitment to your entrepreneurial journey?

If this describes you, then you might be eligible to apply to participate in the Orange Corners | Designs Programme which will incubate you for a period of 10-12 months undergoing intensive business and mentoring intervention.

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Selection Criteria of Orange Corners Designs

Criteria for Application:

  • Focus: Priority given to ventures led by youth and women entrepreneurs in under-resourced communities.
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance: Existing business that is registered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission CIPC/sole trader, tax compliance etc.
  • Track Record: Enterprise with history and traction and/or market research, or skill of the applicant.
  • Viable Idea: have done market research.
  • Commitment: Demonstrated dedication from the applicant to the entrepreneurial journey, overcoming challenges with resilience and perseverance.
  • Vision, Mission and Purpose: Clear articulation of a vision for social change and community empowerment.
  • Innovation: Offering innovative products, services, or opportunities that address pressing needs in their communities or regions.
  • Basic business information: operational, financial, or other.
  • Must be willing/able to take time off from business.

Application for Orange Corners Designs

If you fit the criteria above and believe your venture has what it takes to make a difference, we want to hear from you! Submit your application via the form below detailing information about yourself, your business concept, an income statement and any other financial information, social impact goals, a picture of your product and growth plans to by 10 June 2024.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline10 June,2024



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