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

Benefits

  • 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

E Squared helps to:

  • NURTURE efforts of value-aligned entrepreneurs and leaders
  • INVEST in enterprises that exhibit great potential for transformation, social upliftment and job creation
  • AMPLIFY the development of an empowered, prosperous and productively engaged South African citizenry.
2. Programmes

E Squared provides platforms that help ALLAN GRAY FELLOWS and Candidate Fellows to maximise their potential as leaders and entrepreneurs. Our annual seminars and in-person or online entrepreneurial events provide Fellows with opportunities to network and participate in topical dialogue sessions.

Our Pathways and Varsity Pitch programmes equip entrepreneurial Fellows and Candidate Fellows with practical entrepreneurship skills, foundational knowledge and targeted funding to systematically build scalable and ultimately impactful ventures.

Our Entrepreneurs

HouseME

Seed

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

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Xplorio

Seed

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

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Media Measure

Seed

An African media compliance and marketing insights business

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Ofin

Seed

Growth solutions for transport businesses

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Rewoven

Seed

Upcycling, recycling and textile waste reconstruction into quality fabric

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CapeBio

Seed

Innovative bio-discovery research company

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Khula!

Seed

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

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Nafasi Water

Growth

Leading water technology and water utility service company

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Be the Fellow you can be – make an impact on South Africa today!
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