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Seda Nelson Mandela Bay ICT Incubator  

VISION

To be a world class ICT Incubator for growth and prosperity.

MISSION

  • To establish, support and grow small businesses in the ICT sector
  • To provide for effective and efficient value – adding services
  • To create an environment where highly motivated and innovative individual thrive.

VALUES

  • Agile
  • Creative
  • Knowledgeable

OBJECTIVES

  • To create and support enterprises in the ICT sector by offering a comprehensive incubation programme
  • To create and be recognised as an ICT solutions repository
  • To ensure long term sustainability of the Centre.

DESCRIPTION

Seda Nelson Mandela Bay ICT Incubator (SNII) is a business and technology Incubator that supports incubatees /clients with innovative business ideasin a technology related field(information technology, communications technology and information and communication technology).

INCUBATION STAGES

There are six stages/entry points, with different sets of entry criteria applicable to each level/entry point. This is to ensure small enterprises and entrepreneurs are positioned correctly to extract maximum benefit from the incubator value propositions.

MASTER CLASS: 8 Week programme

The main objective of the Master Class stage is to provide a structured programme to assess entrepreneurial readiness and commitment to the product/ service. The programme focusses on building the entrepreneur’s general business acumen as well as a sound foundation for a more sustainable business.

PRE-INCUBATION: 3 months programme

The main objective of the Pre-incubation stage is to support entrepreneurs converting their ideas into viable finished products/services with potential yield benefit. The main contribution from the pre-incubation process is that it guarantees that companies entering the incubation process are ready to be developed.

LAUNCHPAD: 6 months programme

The main objective of the LaunchPad stage is to support entrepreneurs recently started their businesses, to assist with appropriately approved sound business plan and ICT product/service/prototype with proof of concept but not ready to be offered to a market. The entity must be operational and need to go the next level of trading.

FULL INCUBATION: 24 months programme

The main objective of the Full Incubation stage is to support entrepreneurs that need to be housed in the development programme the centre has to offer. The entity must be trading and have a customer base with basic human resources in place.

VIRTUAL INCUBATION: 18 months programme

The main objective of the Virtual Incubation stage is to support entrepreneurs that don’t need the office facilities but require the development programme the centre has to offer. The entity must be trading and have a customer base with basic human resources.

POST INCUBATION:

The main objective of the Post Incubation support is to ensure that the success of the business is sustained once graduated. Research has proven that companies are best supported by receiving guidance and ensuring that best practices learned, continue to be implemented. Some of these activities include:

  • Networking: Involving graduated companies in all networking activities organised by the Incubator or where the Incubator is invited to attend.
  • Bi-monthly mentoring sessions

SERVICE OFFERINGS

The program is tailored to meet the needs of individual clientsas each client is unique.

Business Development Support:

  • Specialised Mentoring & Coaching
  • Financial Management Services
  • Trainings & Workshops
  • Access to market & networks
  • Facilitate access to funding
  • Legal Advice
  • Project Management
  • Human Resources
  • Research & Development
  • Quality & Assurance

Facilities:

  • Furnished Office Space
  • Telephone Services & Reception Service
  • Conference Room Facilities
  • Fax, printer & Copy machine
  • Internet Usage & Local Area Network
  • Mail Service  

  

CONTACT

SNMBICT
Physical Address
790 Govan Mbeki Avenue,
3rd Floor North Towers Building,
PORTH ELIZABETH,
6000

Tel: (041) 409 8600
Fax: (041) 484 3726
E-mail: info@snii.co.za
Website: www.snii.co.za