Who is Raizcorp?

Established in 2000, Raizcorp was created to serve entrepreneurs in different contexts and in different stages of their lifecycles. Raizcorp has since evolved into different divisions that service the specific needs of entrepreneurs and those who support them.

Raizcorp’s ARIZE division is, according to The Economist, the only genuine business incubator in Africa. However, we prefer to think of ourselves as a Prosperator™ rather than an incubator. We provide business support for enthusiastic and growth-hungry entrepreneurs, offering them a platform that fosters learning, and guidance that can be translated into practical business success.

We also offer equity PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES that provide invaluable business guidance and support for your scale-up business. We guarantee our results!

We provide CORPORATE SPONSORS with access to quality suppliers for enterprise and supplier development (ESD) – not only for their own enterprise-development benefits, but also to grow a high-quality and efficient supply chain that will improve business operations and increase profits.

Raizcorp’s SEED division works closely with governments, DFIs and multinationals to support them with their entrepreneurial development strategies, particularly in the developing world.

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This division is dedicated to supporting South African corporates in executing the four elements of the B-BBEE scorecard; socio-economic development; skills development; enterprise development and supplier development. This division also works with mines in supporting them with their SLP requirements.
This division is dedicated to supporting South African corporates in executing the four elements of the B-BBEE scorecard; socio-economic development; skills development; enterprise development and supplier development. This division also works with mines in supporting them with their SLP requirements.
This division, operating mainly in developing markets across Africa and South America, is dedicated to supporting governments, DFI’s and multinationals with their entrep
This division, operating mainly in developing markets across Africa and South America, is dedicated to supporting governments, DFI’s and multinationals with their entrep­reneurial development strategies. We assist with setting up and operating incubator infrastructure, entrep­reneurial development projects and advisory services.
Partner Elite provides curated scale-up equity to high growth entrepreneurs in the South African market.  In this instance, Raizcorp acts like a partner rather than a venture capitalist, providing extensive support, market access, as well as growth and acquisition funding, if and when required.
Partner Elite provides curated scale-up equity to high growth entrepreneurs in the South African market. In this instance, Raizcorp acts like a partner rather than a venture capitalist, providing extensive support, market access, as well as growth and acquisition funding, if and when required.
Canden is Raizcorp’s division focusing on purchasing and operating non-mainstream schools where we embed an entrepreneurial curriculum, over and above the CAPS curriculum, with a view of creating entrepreneurially minded kids that have a higher probability of becoming job creators or incredible problem solvers.
Canden is Raizcorp’s division focusing on purchasing and operating non-mainstream schools where we embed an entrepreneurial curriculum, over and above the CAPS curriculum, with a view of creating entrepreneurially minded kids that have a higher probability of becoming job creators or incredible problem solvers.
The Elixir division has three main focus areas:  assisting corporates to increase the entrepreneurial mind-set within the ranks of their senior and middle management; assisting corporates to access entrepreneurial markets; assisting corporates in the process of retrenchment with helping retrenchees with entrepreneurial flair to set up businesses.
The Elixir division has three main focus areas: assisting corporates to increase the entrepreneurial mind-set within the ranks of their senior and middle management; assisting corporates to access entrepreneurial markets; assisting corporates in the process of retrenchment with helping retrenchees with entrepreneurial flair to set up businesses.
This division produces inspirational and motivational products for entrepreneurs to use throughout their entrepreneurial journey.  Products include items such as books, inspiration packs, posters and the like.  Many corporates use these inspirational products as part of their internal and external marketing and branding campaigns.
This division produces inspirational and motivational products for entrepreneurs to use throughout their entrepreneurial journey. Products include items such as books, inspiration packs, posters and the like. Many corporates use these inspirational products as part of their internal and external marketing and branding campaigns.