Afriversity is a not-for-profit trust that assists South African entrepreneurs from low resource areas with practical tools, training and mentorship to compete and be part of the digital economy.
Afriversity relies on sponsors from international and national corporations to government agencies and private individuals.
In today’s digital economy, all businesses need a strong web presence to reach larger audiences and sell online. Many African entrepreneurs, coming from challenging environments like townships in South Africa, are faced with not having the available know-how and cash needed to market their new business effectively.
Startup companies stand little chance of reaching their target audience by not being online from day one. Most startups in South Africa do not even have a domain name and a functional website where customers can buy their goods or order services. This reality leaves many aspiring entrepreneurs at a disadvantage in an already very challenging market, where potential customers rely on the Internet to find and contact suppliers. Afriversity vision is To Empower African entrepreneurs with ecommerce, web presence and digital business skills. - From a single Entrepreneur up to thousands!
We are on a journey to get thousands of Entrepreneurs (Afripreneurs) online in South Africa, with the intention to replicate this initiative to other African countries in the future.
Afriversity wants to continue to empower Afripreneurs in resource challenged environments and offer corporations, organizations (sponsor) and individuals (mentors) the opportunity to participate in our quest.
To deliver QUALITY practical web business TOOLS (professional CID and websites) whilst offering ongoing SUPPORT (Technical infrastructure), TRAINING (self- management of web infrastructure) and MENTORSHIP (trained to be self-reliant and professional business managers).
Afriversity has been in operation since 2009 and has trained mentored and supported hundreds of entrepreneurs to become self-reliant and professional business managers, thanks to generous sponsors and donors.