In funding secured as a result of recommendations from the research and strategy work
The Hout Bay Partnership, a not-for-profit organisation, was established in 2014 with the purpose of promoting integrated social and economic development. It became a stand-alone organisation on 1 July 2016. One of its core objectives is to support and transform the existing social and economic activities of the communities of Hout Bay, in particular, Imizamo Yethu, Hangberg and the Valley.
The organisation contracted Enterpriseroom to conduct a research and feasibility study. The objective was to investigate the viability of an incubation and enterprise development hub in the Hout Bay area that would benefit both local existing and potential entrepreneurs and SMEs in the surrounding areas. In consultation with the client, Enterpriseroom determined that the enterprise support hub should be set up with the goal of stimulating the local economy, resulting in job creation and skills development.
The project approach included a combination of desktop research and qualitative interviews that facilitated the closing of the knowledge gaps identified during the business and needs analysis. As part of our deliverables, we: