Real Transformation, Requires Real Solutions

South Africa is at a turning point and entrepreneurship is the game changer. The National Development Plan (NDP) 2030 estimates that South Africa needs to have 8 million active SMEs in order to create 11 million jobs by 2030. We therefore need to dramatically increase the number, size, success and sustainability of small and medium-sized black-owned businesses to meet the set targets of the NDP and achieve true inclusive economic growth. The reality is that 7 out of 10 businesses fail, which is why as Enterpriseroom we take a different approach to traditional business incubators and other support programmes.

we start with where the demand is

We work with government and corporates to understand their business strategy and procurement needs, developing strategies and programmes that deliberately use the BBBEE Codes of Good Practice to enable actionable transformation. This is done to ensure that our entrepreneurs have a take-off market to tap into and a head start in building long-term sustainable businesses.

growing beyond South Africa

We know that entrepreneurship can reverse economic inequality, reduce unemployment, address poverty and promote stable growth for South Africa. However, our aspirations for our entrepreneurs are far bigger than that. Through ideation that leverages technology and innovation to commercialisation and industrialisation, we can help gear them for globalisation.

who we are

We’re a specialist enterprise, supplier and social development consultancy, passionate about transformation through entrepreneurship.

read more

our purpose

We’re here to achieve socio-economic transformation in South Africa in a big way.

read more

our values

Challengers for change and practical pioneers, we’re bold and courageous, jamming with our heads and heart, switched on and plugged in.

read more

corporate offerings

We help corporates build business through turning transformation into a competitive advantage, aligning development programmes to core business strategies while maximising BBBEE scores.

see corporate offerings

entrepreneur offerings

We help entrepreneurs build business through supporting them every step of the way – from basic training to bespoke accelerator programmes, mentorship, back office support, market access, funding support, as well as toolkits and packages.

see entrepreneur offerings

how we’re helping companies transform

Since 2008, we’ve delivered on complex and exciting
strategies and programmes across a range of industries, from driving a pipeline of innovators to brokering a sale of assets to setting up an entrepreneur in business and everything in between.

see corporate case studies

how we’re helping entrepreneurs grow

We’ve helped a diverse range of entrepreneurs build sustainable and profitable businesses, from the start-up entrepreneur with R12 in their pocket to brokering a R32 million contract for an established entrepreneur.

see entrepreneur case studies

creating a real impact

Through working closely with companies and understanding their core strategic objectives, value chain and procurement needs, we’ve developed and implemented Enterprise and Supplier Development as well as skills development strategies and programmes that deliver results.


Supported in ESD programmes


SME's trained


In jobs created


Million in loans facilitated and supported


Average increase in revenue per business


Million grants facilitated

latest posts

our clients

We are proud to work with some of South Africa’s leading organisations who are committed to playing an active role in promoting enduring growth and economic inclusion.