The Startup Hatchery

Silicon Cape
18 Jan 2018

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.

The Startup Hatchery empowers entrepreneurs by developing their skills in areas that is necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals and aspirations. We provide support to create an innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem. We believe that every person has the inherent desire to be more and do more and that we can play an integral part in their development.

We offer different incubation programmes:

  1. Start your business

A 12-week interactive online ideation incubation programme that is geared towards early stage entrepreneurs who are interested in creating their own start-up company. We provide a hands-on 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 learning how to pitch to investors.

  1. Grow your business

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.

  1. Mentorship

Walk your journey with the best in industry. Find mentors specific to your industry. This is for business owners and entrepreneurs that want that 1-on-1 dedicated support.

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

Meet the team behind The Startup Hatchery:

Nasmera Buckus

Entrepreneur. Business Academic. Chief Executive Officer at The Startup Hatchery.

Nasmera has a BCom in Finance, Economics and Information Systems from The University of Natal and The University of the Western Cape. She has a Diploma is Conference, Events and Exhibitions Management and started an events company. She is currently finishing her thesis on business incubation for the completion of her MBA at the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

She worked in corporate for 12 years and started her career as a Financial Manager transforming finance departments in global organisations. She moved into Procurement and Operations space, optimising business processes and managing the entire supply chain process.

Tania Cunningham

Entrepreneur. Business Academic. Chief Digital and Marketing Officer

Tania is a qualified Training and Development Practitioner and holds a BSc Degree from the University of Stellenbosch. She obtained a Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Lean Management and has more than 9 years’ experience as a learning and development specialist. She is currently finishing her thesis on business incubation for the completion of her MBA at the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

Tania served on the University of Stellenbosch Business School Management Consulting Committee and is currently a member of the Advisory Board. In 2015 she was selected as the Young Aspiring Entrepreneur Regional Winner and has been featured on Radio Helderberg, Cliff Central, Radio 2000, The Weekend Argus and News24.