Our Offering

We provide funding and support to value-aligned entrepreneurs that create and scale responsible businesses with a positive impact.

What We Do

We offer various forms of support tailored to match our entrepreneurs’ specific requirements to enable them to be sustainable and to grow.

Target Market

We offer support to Allan Gray Fellows to help them realise a responsible business. We also empower social entrepreneurs to enable positive change.

Allan Gray Fellows


  • End-to-end business support, from idea to scale-up and beyond
  • Access to patient capital needed to realise a high-impact business
  • Access to non-financial support

Unemployment is one of the greatest challenges facing our country. E Squared aims to address this challenge by helping Allan Gray Fellows who share our vision, to establish and grow responsible businesses. We offer bespoke support, from idea to acceleration and beyond to Allan Gray Fellows.

Engagement Models

1. Partnering

Individuals have the power to reshape the world for the better. As partners, we want to empower these vision-aligned individuals to create environments that have the most meaningful impact.

Our partnership will include providing patient capital as well as ongoing business support

2. Programmes

Our Start-up Challenge Award helps individuals and businesses that are often not yet fully established and do not qualify for traditional funding.

Our accelerator programme is an intensive full-time programme to grow your existing business.

Our Entrepreneurs

Nafasi Water


Leading water technology and water utility service company

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A community website for towns/cities, empowering community members to actively showcase their business and information on a shared platform

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Growth solutions for transport businesses

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Innovative bio-discovery research company

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Media Measure


An African media compliance and marketing insights business

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A 'farmers’ marketplace where customers buy directly from the source

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Upcycling, recycling and textile waste reconstruction into quality fabric

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A technology platform that connects verified landlords to quality, creditworthy tenants

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