DIAGEO Empowerment Trust SA
The DIAGEO Empowerment Trust SA is a strategic partner for DIAGEO in South Africa. The mandate of the DIAGEO Empowerment Trust SA is to advance the development of and support Black-owned businesses in South Africa. The focus of the Trust is on identifying and supporting promising South African entrepreneurs. It is they who will create opportunities for us all to grow, by supporting their community’s businesses, creating local jobs, and growing the national economy.
Pelebox is a beneficiary of the DIAGEO Empowerment Trust SA under the social entrepreneur’s pillar aimed at helping build better communities.
The #Hack.Jozi Challenge is a boot camp for start-up entrepreneurs and its aim is to contribute towards fostering skills, innovation and entrepreneurship in the broad area of digital technology. The programme is in support of capacity development, job creation and enterprise development.
Pelebox is the overall winner of the 2016 Challenge with a focus on leveraging technology for improved service delivery in the City of Johannesburg.
The Innovation Hub
The Innovation Hub, an innovation agency of the Gauteng Province is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency with a vision to promote economic development and competitiveness of Gauteng through fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.
Pelebox is incubated under the Maxum Smart Program.
The SAB Foundation
The SAB Foundation supports and invests in entrepreneurs and social innovation with a priority in benefitting women and youth, people in rural areas and people with disability. The SAB Foundation aims to contribute to the economic and social empowerment of historically disadvantaged communities.
Pelebox was a 3rd place winner of the 2016 Social Innovation Awards, which are aimed at innovators/social entrepreneurs/institutions/social enterprises with prototypes or early stage businesses that can solve a social problem.
City of Tshwane
City of Tshwane is classified as an urban municipality and is home to about 2,5 million residents, rated as the third-largest city in the world in terms of land area, after New York and Tokyo/Yokohama and serving as the administrative seat of Government and hosting a number of Embassies, City of Tshwane has proven to be a leader on the African continent in providing affordable education and research facilities. An estimated 90% of all research and development in South Africa is conducted here.
The Research and Innovation Unit provides platforms to ensure efficient and effective service delivery and a high quality of life for the citizens of Tshwane. Pelebox smart lockers were adopted by the City as solution that aligns with the goal of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the City of Tshwane's service delivery through innovative products establishing new ways of doing things.
Red Bull Amaphiko
Red Bull Amaphiko, the platform for social entrepreneurs promotes and uplifts people making a change in their communities, helps connecting with others and shares inspiring stories about social change.
Pelebox is one of the social enterprises on the 2017/2018 support program. Our journey with Reb Bull Amaphiko has helped us with key areas of our branding and telling our story.
mLab is a registered Non-profit organisation that is powered through the support of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, The Department of Science & Technology, The Innovation Hub, The V&A Waterfront and the World Bank infoDEV. mLab empowers youth with the right skills to innovate and create solutions, thus unlocking opportunities for new businesses that will drive African economies forward. They support young innovators, founders, next generation coders and digital creatives.
Pelebox is a member of the mobile technology app economy and has hired young talented team members who graduated from the CodeTribe Academy.
The Tshimologong Precinct
The Tshimologong Precinct is a Technology Hub in Joburg growing jobs through high-tech startups and skills development. Over the past year Wits University, through its JCSE, has been driving an initiative to promote the creation of successful ICT Startups.
Pelebox is aligned to the vision of “Digital Technology Innovation Zone” to provide an exciting and enabling environment for high growth startups. Pelebox is a member of the Tshimologong Precinct and The Innovation Hub. The company is based in the Maxum Digital offices as part of the movement for the urban regeneration in central Johannesburg.
Slush Global Impact
Slush Global Impact Accelerator (GIA) supports impact startups and showcase the exciting business opportunities in emerging markets, which are also vital for implementing the Agenda 2030 and solving complex challenges. In addition, the program focuses on strengthening the networks between the impact actors by bringing impact-driven entrepreneurs from emerging markets to Helsinki to accelerate their business, attract additional financing, and build long-lasting networks.
Pelebox was the winner of the 2017 Slush GIA pitching competitions in South Africa and was afforded the opportunity to represent country as one of the impact-driven entrepreneurs from emerging markets in Helsinki attending the accelerator program in Nov 2017
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