Over R8,4 Million in Funds Available to Ten Entrepreneurs

Over R8,4 Million in Funds Available to Ten Entrepreneurs


Are you ready to reach your full potential? Are you ready to become 
a high-growth entrepreneur?

Raizcorp has partnered with leading global investment bank, J.P. Morgan, to give 10 South African businesses a chance to grow from good to great. The Raizcorp Fast Forward programme is valued at R844 800 per business, and each business chosen will receive a dedicated Raizcorp team to strategise and facilitate its growth over a period of two years.

Selecting 2012’s Fast Forward entrepreneurs

The fact that only ten businesses can ultimately be chosen means selection will be rigorous. However, for those ten businesses, the rewards will be great.

Raizcorp’s criteria are clear: This is not an enterprise development programme. Instead, it’s open to anyone who has an already operating business, a minimum turnover of R50 000 per month, is based in South Africa, and is willing to work to take their business to greatness. So apply today – you can’t be selected if you don’t fight for the opportunity.

What you get

Entrepreneurs selected for the programme will be allocated a team of five guides who will focus on strategy, finance, marketing, sales and personal development. These guides are employed by Raizcorp and have been trained by the Raizcorp Guiding Academy, which holds the UK SFEDI accreditation.

The Fast Forward programme is unique in that it’s an ‘eat as much as you can’ programme. There is no limit to how much – and how little – you can access your guides. The programme kicks off with a GPS (gaps, positioning and strategy) meeting involving the entrepreneur and all five guides, which is followed by a full breakdown of the areas the business needs to focus on.

From there the entrepreneur can access the various guides as and when required to meet these goals. It is the strategy guide’s role to manage the whole team and ensure the agreed upon strategy is followed.

A full-time team of 
specialist guides will 
support you throughout 
your entrepreneurial journey. With Raizcorp guides at your side, you’ll get structure, purpose and progress. You will have support – people to help you get through the bad times and to show you how to build on the good times.

The selection process

Once you have filled in the application form, and if you meet Raizcorp’s criteria, an 8-step process will follow. You must complete the process to qualify.

  • Attend a first interview with a Raizcorp Entrepreneurial Scout
  • Write an online test that assesses your entrepreneurial potential and drive
  • Complete an assisted audit and 
due diligence process
  • Attend a second interview with your Entrepreneurial Scout
  • Attend a due diligence meeting
  • Present your business to Raizcorp’s panel
  • You must be willing to commit to the full two-year process.

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