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 1 year of 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;
Catalyse and support the creation of new businesses within the informal sector;
Deliver a lighthouse case of the success of entrepreneurship within the informal sector;
Demonstrate a model of entrepreneurship development that can be
replicated and scaled, and
will inspire further action.