TECH HUB RESEARCH

Tech-focussed entrepreneur support organisations (“tech hubs”) are critical in South Africa’s response to the 4th industrial revolution. But how much do we know about their operations and challenges?

The UK-South Africa Tech Hub conducted research in October 2020 to find out what the tech hub landscape looks like, as part of the Launch League Hubs Initiative.

In October 2020, the UK-South Africa Tech Hub and Viridian conducted a survey with tech-focussed hubs outside of the well-researched cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town, in line with the South African government’s focus on supporting localised innovation and technology development as a way to stimulate economic growth and job creation.

This short, accessible report fills a gap in knowledge about how local hubs are resourced to train and grow entrepreneurs. We hope the information and recommendations shared here will spark conversations between hubs and the ecosystems that support them.

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