Impact Hub Joburg has launched an exciting incubation and funding program that is centered around utilizing Design Thinking to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Impact Inspired will offer practical learning on key business themes and success drivers while giving participants the chance to build their own prototype with the help of expert facilitators. The program, powered by Simanye and the Bertha Centre is targeting and supporting high-potential early-stage impact enterprises in the tech/ICT sector


The Launchpad incubator (part of the Impact Inspired programme with Simanye) started on the 5th of August . Attending the first session were the selected 14 early stage social enterprises who were taught on Design Thinking and Theory of Change.The 4-month incubation programme will give participants:

  • Practical learning on key business themes, success drivers, and the Design Thinking approach
  • The chance to build their own prototype with expert facilitators guiding you along the way
  • Mentorship from highly experienced and knowledgeable mentors
  • Access to finance during and after the programme
  • Membership at Impact Hub Joburg for 6 months (3 days/week),where entrepreneurs can interact with their peers and access extensive networks for growing their business (as well as enjoy wifi and free coffee)

This incredible program will give social entrepreneurs the chance to think about and help solve some of the key challenges facing South Africa through business. For more information on the work Impact Hub Johannesburg is doing, visit

Jocelyn Nyaguse

Jocelyn Nyaguse

Communications Assistant: Africa

Jocelyn is a story teller at heart.She believes that storytelling is a critical way to share knowledge which adds value to our communities. Although now based in Harare, Joss has worked in various cities across the globe including Berlin, Leipzig, Durban and Cape Town.