As La Funk vacate their full-time seat embedded in our office and move into the second tier of their IMPACT enterprise development programme with us, the opportunity arises for a hungry, aspiring young business to spend a year working with and alongside our teams. When an opportunity comes along to help a new company with great potential, we jump at the chance to get involved. Our IMPACT enterprise development programme is about doing just that, and through our work with young entrepreneurs, we’re excited by the opportunities that we’ve shared with these budding businesses and the impact that they, in turn, will have on us, our clients, and our industry.
With a fully integrated incubation structure, our enterprise development programme is a long-term partnership with the purpose of working with real people to take real actions and develop real results. For a full year, young businesses are given full access to our infrastructure, including (but not limited to) our internal teams, tech, networks, and facilities, giving them the boost they need to help get their business on track. After this embedded year, they are then given the opportunity to move on to the second tier of our enterprise development programme, staying connected to us and our clients and working alongside our teams when appropriate. And while we’ve invested in the impact this work has on empowerment and development, for us the real goal of the incubation programme is our commitment to genuine transformation.
To fill this role in 2017, your company will need to:
- Be in the public relations/communications, hospitality, sports marketing, and/or sponsorship arenas
- Be 100% black-owned
- Be preferably female-led
- Be young, but with at least one year of trade under your belt
- Have an existing book of established clientele
- Be ambitious and ready to hustle.
Having been in business for at least a year, you’re looking for business guidance from an established agency with great experience across many business platforms in South Africa to help you to grow and become more – which is where we come in. With two incredible Lionesses
at the forefront of our business in the form of Chief Growth Officer Kim Winstanley and Managing Director Jessica MacRoberts, we know that a female-led business in particular could learn a great deal from this unique opportunity.
As well as year-round access to both Kim and Jess, one of the biggest opportunities unlocked for our incubation teams is access to CEO John Paul Waites himself. Sitting directly across from JP right in the heartbeat of our business, the team will have the chance to spend a year learning just what it’s like to launch your business, what it’s like to be an entrepreneur, and what it takes to run your own business – all from someone who actually knows about it.
“After a rewarding year with La Funk, we can’t wait to meet the inspirational young companies that embrace this opportunity and take on the challenge. Real transformation is about much more than just codes. It’s about spotting genuine talent and enabling young entrepreneurs. A chance like this is unprecedented, but it comes with responsibility. This access is wed with commitment, so we expect the incubation teams to turn up and hustle,” says John Paul.
Ready to take up this remarkable opportunity and show us what you’ve got? Our next enterprise development intake runs for one calendar year, starting in January 2017 – apply here
Can’t see the link? Send your application through to az.oc.prgxrw@7102vedtne