Choose Your Journey!

Start A Business in 12 weeks

Create your own Start-up Company

A 12-week interactive online programme that is geared towards early stage entrepreneurs who are interested in creating their own start-up company. We provide a virtual learning experience presented by industry experts. Entrepreneurs are guided through each stage of starting a business from conceptualising a business idea to selling their first product or service and pitching to investors.


Grow Your Business

Expand your company effectively

A 6-month online programme for established businesses. The programme is designed to help you put together the pieces you need to grow and expand your company effectively. We take an in-depth look at marketing, financial management, human resources, operations and strategic management. We track your progress and measure your successes by providing you with the resources needed to take your business to the next level.

Online short courses

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About Us

Who are we?

The Startup Hatchery is virtual incubator for entrepreneurs, innovators and change makers. We provide a hands-on virtual learning experience through online entrepreneurship training, mentorship and business support accessible anywhere, anytime.

We believe that every entrepreneur deserves to be lucky and luck is where skill and opportunity meet! #GetHatched

Why choose The Startup Hatchery

Learn from industry experts

24/7 Access to online content

Flexible schedule

Investor pitching events and funding opportunities

Business support and mentorship

Collaborate, engage and network with like-minded entrepreneurs

Facebook Review

  • 5 star review  The Hatchery program has been a valuable one for the incorporation of our brand @mangeurdecoton. The constant interaction between the program facilitators and the members is a key aspect we believe will be a plus for any entity looking to engage in the program. A good line of communication between the two essentially allows for a functional relationship which is what has been a key determinant in our progress as a brand.

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    5 star review  I couldn't have asked for anything more as a startup company, I live in Botswana but I feel closer than ever to my instructors! They have instilled so much change in our software development company! thank you #nasmera #tania #thehatchery

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    5 star review  Nasmera and Tania assisted our team in a recent hackathon at the Bandwidth Barn, Khayelitsha. Their enthusiasm was infectious, and their insights, passion and willingness to assist a startup team were tremendously helpful and encouraging. I am very grateful for their input and commitment. Thanks very much.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do the programmes entail?

The incubation programmes are delivered through an online platform to ensure that you are able to maintain a work-life balance and has been designed in such a way that allows you to learn anywhere at any time. The content is divided into manageable weekly modules.
Each module consists of the following components:

  • Downloadable PDF notes
  • Videos
  • Online discussion forums
  • Online multiple-choice practice quiz, activity or assignment
  • Further reading and resources

Once a week, you will be required to attend an online one-hour facilitation session for the 12-week programme.

  • A valid email account
  • A laptop or computer and internet
  • Be able to read and write in English

How much time commitment is it each week?

A typical week will entail a commitment of approximately 2 – 3 hours.

Do we need to be from South Africa or attend anything in-person?

No. We accept applications from anywhere. Our programmes are 100% online and you do not need to attend anything in-person.

How do I apply?

Complete our application form and we will get in touch with you.

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021 409 7000

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The Woodstock Exchange, 66-68 Albert Road
Woodstock, Cape Town