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The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship focuses on giving aspiring entrepreneurs the skills, opportunities and inspiration they need to succeed.

Our programs are designed to help businesses develop and grow – and in turn create jobs and stimulate the economy.

Our aim at the Branson Centre is to help entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground and keep them soaring. We do this by providing entrepreneurs with Virgin-flavoured business training by accessing the talents and expertise from across the Virgin Group as well as through the support and guidance from a network of successful global and local entrepreneurs and businesses.

The Branson Centre focuses on 4 key pillars

  • Access To Knowledge
    A Vital Hub For Entrepreneurs To Access Training And Mentorship
  • Access To Network
    A channel to access local and international business communities, peer and industry networks, and the economic cluster of government
  • Access To Market
    A platform to showcase entrepreneurs both locally and internationally, and to access procurement opportunities
  • Access To Resources
    A link for entrepreneurs to access finance and professional services
The Branson Centre has developed a bespoke monitoring and evaluation tool based on the Norton and Kaplan balanced score-card approach. All entrepreneurs businesses are tracked from the day they start at the centre and through out their journey with us.

The Branson Centre achievements in just 2 years:

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The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, South Africa, is an initiative of Virgin Unite, the non- profit foundation of the Virgin Group. Virgin Unite and the Branson Centre’s over-heads are covered by Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Group. This means 100% of your donations go directly to the frontline where they are needed most. The Branson Centre is a certified Category A Enterprise Development organization.

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