A PROGRESSIVE
BUSINESS & TECH INCUBATOR

 

We develop, empower and support SMME’s, start-up companies and entrepreneurs through a cutting-edge offering of services and programmes that focus on building profitable, sustainable and award-winning small enterprises. Today, some of our clients have grown to become global players, and have received international critical acclaim for their ideas, products and innovations.

We are proudly a joint initiative of SEDA and the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, supported by various South African companies, global multi-national firms, and other organisations committed to the growth and development of small business in South Africa.

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SERVICES AND PROGRAMMES
GIVING YOU A HEAD START
BUSINESS SUPPORT
Access to Funding
Feasibility studies
Specialised business mentorship and coaching Training
National and international business networks
HR, marketing, legal, financial and administrative support services
Research & development
Quality & assurance
INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT
R&D lab
Office space
Boardrooms and meeting rooms
Administration and clerical support services
Access to equipment
TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT
High speed Internet connectivity
IT & technical support
Telecommunications
ADVANTAGES
Reduced overheads
Low basic office rental costs.
Shared infrastructure and utilities costs.
Access to a strong network partners.
Business consulting services.
Tailored incubator programmes.
Support and comradeship.
Legitimacy and credibility.
BENEFITS
SNII WILL WORK WITH YOU

Early-stage or seed capital access via angel investors, venture capitalists and enterprise development endowments

Reduced overheads via cost-saving benefits:

  • Low basic office rental costs
  • Shared infrastructure and utilities costs

Access to a strong network of local, national and international partners

Business consulting services and administrative assistance in marketing, financing, admin, accounting, HR and legal areas

Tailored incubator programmes supporting small business owners at various stages of enterprise development

Coaching and mentorship from resident entrepreneurs

Support and comradeship from fellow entrepreneurs and small business owners

Legitimacy and credibility

BENEFITS
SNII WILL WORK WITH YOU

Access to funding sources through our networks of support

Free office space and infrastructure to reduce your operational costs

Tap into networks of support through our local, national and international partners

Free support services in admin, marketing, financing, admin, accounting, HR and legal

Tailored incubator programmes

Coaching and mentorship from resident entrepreneurs

Support from fellow entrepreneurs and small business owners

Legitimacy and credibility for your business

PROGRAMMES
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CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES
FOR ADMISSION TO SNII

Lifecycle: Our potential clients range from those who have yet to start a company, obtain funding and develop a feasibility study and business plan through to young SMMEs in between the first and fifth year of existence with a small client base and staff component. We aim to help with company productivity and profitability. We also help existing companies that require support with the creative licensing processes (including patent, copyright and trademark) of a business idea and the development of the product, service and prototype.

Education: The minimum qualification we require is a senior or Matric certificate.

Age: Candidates should be between the ages of 20 and 45 years.

Intellectual asset: Candidates should have an idea, business concept or existing product or service that is technological in nature.

Assets and experience: We find that many of our clients do not have requisite levels of experience or financial resources to render a concept or idea tangible and marketable. They have normally utilised all possible angles of financing (or financing through friends and family) available to them.

* We do not discriminate against any idea or concept, sector or industry, or target audience.  It is, however, important that your project will address a particular gap in the market.   In particular, we welcome projects that will support agro-processing, automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, education, smart cities, green technologies, maritime and oceans economy, transport and logistics, and renewable energy.

CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES
FOR ADMISSION TO SNII

If you are planning to start a new company, have an existing and young company that can benefit from our support or if you have a great business idea or concept involving technology, SNII is right for you.  You will also need to have a senior or Matric certificate, and be between the ages of 20 and 45 years.  The majority of our clients have utilised all possible angles of financing (or financing through friends and family) available to them.

 

SOME OF OUR
CLIENTS AND ALUMNI

Millbug Technology

  • The Vuya tablet PC by Millbug is a low cost, solar-powered Android tablet with all the necessary ICASA stamps of approval.  It was successfully commercialised for Millbug by SNII support and went on sale in 2015.

    The tablet has been heralded by various international media as one of the greatest inventions from the African continent to improve connectivity and information access in areas without electricity.

    The product has been touted as a game changer for closing the digital divide, and for its potential to improve education and digital literacy in communities that are adversely affected by income inequality.

  • Popsiebelle

  • Popsiebelle is an innovative children’s brand of tactile accessories, and develops the minds of children by using their imagination as a springboard. The brand is the recipient of several awards including Samsung Designer of the Year Award 2014.

  • Digijiz

  • Digijiz is a newly established software development company specialising in artificial intelligence, cloud solutions and hosting. It also develops bespoke software solutions for desktops, mobile and web platforms. The company’s managing director was accepted as one of 38 young South Africans in a global E-mobility programme in Germany.

  • Africloud

  • Africloud specialises in the setup, delivery and maintenance of secure wireless communication (wi-fi) devices for business, communities and schools in Port Elizabeth and the surrounding rural areas. This young dynamic company’s business ethos is to provide solutions to clients, especially in rural and peri-urban areas, who depend upon cost effective and reliable wireless communication results.

    There was exponential growth within a period of five months in terms of clients and turnover.

  • Bay Technologies

  • Bay Technologies is a diversified ICT and professional service company delivering specialised technology.  The company is dedicated to delivering world-class ICT products, consulting and solutions for business challenges across a select range of industries, including public sector, financial services, hospitality and medical sectors.

    Bay Technologies also has sole distribution rights in South Africa for Cobrazoom with speech, which is  software that provides access to information on a computer screen for people who are blind or visually impaired.

    They grew fast and now employ eight permanent staff.

  • Truesight Communications

  • Truesight Communications graduated from full incubation at the end of the financial year, with the company’s revenue having soared from just over R160 000 in 2013/14 to over R550 000 in the reporting period.

    The company diversified its portfolio, growing into media buying and publishing and registering a subsidiary company which contributed over R150 000 revenue. Employment creation in the company increased from one to three permanent staff and two contract staff.

  • KIND WORDS
    FROM OUR CLIENTS
    • What started as just an idea turned into a viable business through the moral and business support of SNII and its staff. The effect that the incubator had and still has on my business is immense.  They provide insightful advice and information on a broad spectrum of business issues, from marketing to business expansion.  I would highly recommend any ICT or technology start-up to join SNII because of all the value it has added to my business.

      Musa Jali
      Musa Jali Founder of Digijiz
    • The centre (SNII) offers specialised mentoring and coaching as well as in-house training to facilitate the efficient running of our business. The fact that we are based in the incubator and share office space with other innovative companies has helped facilitate synergies between ourselves and these companies. We complement each other’s service offerings and grow businesses together.

      Enrico Vermaak
      Enrico Vermaak Director of Vitucomp Consulting Services
    • SNII has made a huge positive impact to our business. It has created a strong image for our company, created recognition for our business and provided us with facilities that made us look professional in every way. SNII staff members have been supportive  in every way. The mentorship we receive always places us in a positive direction.

      Themba Ntshangase
      Themba Ntshangase At OurCode
    KIND WORDS
    FROM OUR CLIENTS

    SNII has made a huge positive impact to our business. It has created a strong image for our company and provided us with facilities that made us look professional in every way. – THEMBA NTSHANGASE

    The effect that the incubator had and still has on my business is immense.  I would highly recommend any ICT or technology start-up to join SNII because of all the value it has added to my business. – MUSA JALI

    The fact that we are based in the incubator and share office space with other innovative companies has helped facilitate synergies between ourselves and these companies. We complement each other’s service offerings and grow businesses together. – ENRICO VERMAAK

    SNII TEAM
    THE HELPING HANDS
    SNII TEAM
    THE HELPING HANDS

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    Our team are ready to take your business or technology idea to the next level.   They provide mentor-ship and coaching, and become integrated in your company by offering administrative, marketing, financing, admin, accounting, HR and legal support systems.

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    Address:

    51 Newton Street, 5th Avenue

    Newton Park, Land Bank Building

    Port Elizabeth, 6045

    Contact Number:

    Tel: 041 409 8600