It’s been said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. That age old piece of wisdom derived from a Chinese proverb rings true today for our experience when we consider the achievements we have been blessed to see realized, in context to how far we’ve come from where we first started.
For the last 8 years, the Innovator Trust have supported the growth of small, black-owned businesses in the ICT sector in South Africa. Through our programmes, we’ve nurtured young entrepreneurs, to start-ups, small businesses to medium and large enterprises. Our aim has always been to walk the journey with SMMEs to a point of sustainability, where they can grow their teams, revenue and in turn contribute meaningfully to the economy and greater society.
Starting out with very little, a laptop, a dongle and a cell-phone to be specific, we are overjoyed, grateful and humbled to still be here 8 years later, doing what we love and what we do best – making a difference in the lives and businesses of our beneficiaries and the larger ICT sector.
Let’s take a look at some of the milestones we’ve experienced over the last 8 years. Take a look…
In 2014 Innovator Trust is born.1. 2014 - A few months into the year, we found a home and incubated 18 SMMEs.
8 years from where it all began and we are reminded that although the journey may not have been smooth sailing all the way, it has been worth it and brought us a great sense of purpose and fulfilment.
We have found joy in developing, mentoring and witnessing both young and matured entrepreneurs grow into successful leaders in their homes, businesses, communities, making a difference across South Africa.
We are proud to share our success with our team, partners, suppliers, graduates, alumni, beneficiaries and all our supporters. Thank you!
To the next 8 years! Cheers!