Launch League programmes
Open licence programme toolkits, ready to to use with SMEs and youth.
The UK-South Africa Launch League creates open-licence programme and workshop toolkits that hubs can download and use. These are available to use commercially, with acknowledgement of the Tech Hub as the developer of the original material. The Launch League Canvas and idea-stage programme consists of all the worksheets and content slides needed to run this 6-week programme, as well as a suite of planning templates and resources. The Launch League Canvas was developed, along with a set of explainer videos, used as the core learning tool throughout the programme.
All the Launch League programme material is available for download here. The Launch League SMME Funding Toolkit is currently in development and will be launched in early 2022.
Launch League Hubs Capacity Building
Online courses for hub team members, and events for hubs across the ecosystem to share insights as a community of practise.
The UK-South Africa Tech Hub Launch League Hubs has already trained 36 individuals from hubs across the country in 2021, and will be expanding this offering in late 2021, early 2022. Viridian will be delivering 4 virtual courses to build the capacity and network hub team members from across the country. To learn more about the courses on offer and apply, click here.
About the UK-South Africa Tech Hub
The UK-South Africa Tech Hub forms part of the International Tech Hub network delivered by DCMS (Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport), under a UK government initiative designed to promote digital inclusion and inclusive growth of the digital ecosystems in partner countries. The International Tech Hubs are expert teams which work to stimulate local digital economies, build high-end digital skills, and forge innovation partnerships between local tech sectors and international businesses. Alongside South Africa, Hubs have been announced for Nigeria, Kenya, India, Indonesia and Brazil to date. Through the Hubs’ activities, entrepreneurs and founders, acquire the skills, resource and support needed to turbocharge their entrepreneurial journey.
Viridian specialises in developing African early-stage entrepreneurship ecosystems through programme design and delivery, research and strategy. It has over 30 combined years of experience supporting entrepreneurs, hubs and investors; and has worked with development agencies, corporates and government departments both across SA and internationally.