Do you want to scale your social impact project?

Come and learn more about social franchising

The world’s first Social Franchising Accelerator has been established at the UCT Graduate School of Business Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship in partnership with the International Centre for Social Franchising (ICSF), and Franchising Plus. With funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, this initiative will help meet the needs of poor and vulnerable people across South Africa by supporting and scaling up successful social impact organisations. Your organisation may qualify!

We are inviting you to an information workshop on social franchising to learn more about the Accelerator mechanism and the potential to apply for funding and participate in this programme.

CAPE TOWN25 March 2014

Boardroom 1, UCT GSB

09:00 – 12:00

RSVP here

JOHANNESBURG27 March 2014

IDC Auditorium, 19 Fredman Drive, Sandton

09:00 – 12:00

RSVP here

The selected Accelerator participants will receive:

  • Social franchising training:10 participants will receive specialised training on the necessary systems for social franchising
  • Social franchising consultancy: Expert one-to-one consultancy will be provided to 3 chosen pilot enterprises to help them overcome the challenges of finding suitable partners
  • Funding: Direct funding of up to $32,000 each will be allocated to the 3 pilot enterprises to help them implement their franchising plans.
  • Mentoring: The 3 pilot enterprises will receive mentoring support from key leaders in the social franchising field to help them progress through the 5 Stages of Social Replication.We would like to thank the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) for sponsoring the venue for the Johannesburg event.