Start where you are.

Riversands I-Hub offers a professional environment and virtual ecosystem, with a range of added-value business services, resources and programs to help grow SMEs.

Our model

Our fluid entrepreneur
-driven approach

ON CAMPUS

A non-prescriptive, semi-structured incubation model that encourages entrepreneurs to be in the driving seat when navigating the Hub’s services and resources.

OFF CAMPUS

In collaboration with our corporate partners we offer blended programming for businesses across South Africa. These programs are either industry specific or subject matter focused.

VIRTUAL

We also offer online programming for off campus businesses. This integrates our growth academy framework.

Viability with potential to grow

51% black ownership is advantageous

Entrepreneurial characteristics

Ratio of benefit to cost and risk

Business aligned to ecosystem model

Commitment to performance and continuous learning

What we look for

Our selection criteria

We seek to drive inclusive economic growth and so we don’t believe in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach – as such we are continuously looking for SMEs that are the right fit for Riversands I-Hub ecosystem. This means that we are always evaluating businesses against our published selection criteria. We are not a commercial landlord – we do our best to invest our resources in businesses likely to give the best return on investment.

What we look for

Our selection criteria

We don’t believe in a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach – as such we are continuously looking for SMEs that are the right fit for Riversands I-Hub ecosystem. This means that we are always evaluating businesses against our published selection criteria. We are not a commercial landlord – we do our best to invest our resources in businesses likely to give the best return on investment.

Viability with potential to grow

Ratio of benefit to cost and risk

51% black ownership is advantageous

Business aligned to ecosystem model

Entrepreneurial characteristics

Commitment to performance and continuous learning

Our principles

How we work

We want to be transparent, so that you know what to expect before you work with us. Our philosophy is based on a set of principles that explain how we work with entrepreneurs. View our list of principles below. If they seem obvious, then you are probably a good match for us.

Application process

Step-by-step

Step 1
Attend a tour

Step 2
Is Riversands I-Hub the right fit for my business?

Step 3
Submit your online application

Step 4
Your application is assessed

Step 5
Attend a panel interview

Step 6
Investment Committee decision