Building Bosses is a micro-entrepreneurship incubation project within the informal sector. The micro-incubator takes participants, recruited from disadvantaged homes, through a 12-week program of business basics then provides seed-product to the “graduates" of the program to start their first business. In addition to the classroom learning, participants receive ongoing mentorship, access to a computer lab, computer literacy classes and the opportunity to collaborate in a community where they can foster their own business ideas.
The project intends to:
Seed a culture of entrepreneurship as a
structured means towards self employment in the informal community;
Identify capable and interested candidates to become franchisees in the sister E-Express venture;
Deliver a lighthouse case of the success of incubation within the informal sector;
Demonstrate a model that can be
replicated, expanded and scaled, and
inspire further action.