Standard Bank provides enterprise development support services to our clients across our countries of operation. These services include incubator hubs in Botswana, Ghana, Mozambique, Uganda and Zimbabwe, an entrepreneurship centre in Nigeria, and funding for SME and entrepreneur development programmes in Angola, Lesotho, eSwatini and Zambia.
Stanbic Bank Ghana launched our business incubator programme in 2018, providing working space, services, advice, mentoring, coaching and support to assist new and growing businesses to become established and profitable. In 2019 we:
Standard Bank Mozambique’s Incubator was launched in 2017. It aims to enable young entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs to establish themselves and become successful companies, with a focus on youth employment, female economic empowerment and local content development. In 2019 we:
|Health and safety, in partnership with and funded by Shell, benefitting 28 SMEs|
|Risk management and insurance, in partnership with Hollard and Sanlam, benefitting 79 SMEs|
|Human capital and employment practices, benefitting 70 SMEs|
|Access to finance/credit, benefitting 48 SMEs|
Stanbic Uganda launched its business incubation programme in 2018. It includes a focus on capacitating SMEs to participate in the country’s emerging oil and gas production industry. Training includes contracting, risk and insurance, bid management, procurement and negotiation, quality management, branding and image building.
In Angola in 2019 we:
In eSwatini in 2019 we:
In Lesotho in 2019 we:
In Botswana in 2019 we:
In Zimbabwe in 2019 we:
In South Africa,