Innovator Trust Provides Scholarship At GIBS To Help Grow Black Female ICT...

Innovator Trust Provides Scholarship At GIBS To Help Grow Black Female ICT Leaders


The Innovator Trust is offering black female SMME’s the opportunity to make their dreams a reality through education.

Innovator Trust’s enterprise development programme, facilitated by the Gordon Institute of Business Science, are affording black female SMMEs in the ICT sector a scholarship opportunity to expand their knowledge in business operations.

This scholarship will see the leaders in these businesses completing the 12-month GIBS Programme for Management Development. The programme seeks to train SMMEs on business and general management by providing a number of skills and support activities, mentorship, and networking.

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As a school for business, GIBS has a primary focus on general management in dynamic markets to significantly improve responsible individual and organisational performance through the provision of high quality business and management education.


Minimum requirements

We look for the following criteria when looking for potential beneficiaries.

  • A company defined in South Africa as an SMME.
  • The business must be operational and trading for 2 or more years.
  • The business should be at least 51% black female owned.
  • A minimum Level 4 BBBEE status according to the DTI or ICT Codes.
  • The Business must be a registered company with the key focus in ICT.
  • The business with potential, vision and desire to grow.

Remember to include these documents

  • Company registration documents
  • BEE certificate/affidavit
  • Copies of ID’s of business owners
  • Latest Annual financial statements
  • Your company profile

Once the application is received, the Innovator Trust will short-list candidates for an interview thereafter a written response to your application should be received within 10 working days of receipt of application supporting documentation.

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The Innovator Trust will support selected companies with the potential to grow, attend and participate in the training, mentorship and development programmes.

Follow this link to start with your application:

Innovator Trust
The Innovator Trust was formed to grow small black-owned businesses in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector and to help develop competent SMME’s through training, skills sharing and infrastructure support. As such, the company has partnered with other incubators who have experience and knowledge in this field, to help grow SMME entrepreneurship and make a real impact in the ICT SMME sector over the next 5 years. The Innovator Trust’s mission is to provide a tailored development programme for selected, established small businesses in the ICT sector. Through training, mentorship, networking and infrastructure support the Innovator Trust is helping to create ICT leaders of the future. For more information please visit, or find the Innovator Trust on Twitter and LinkedIn.