Entrepreneurs invited to Investment Readiness Sessions | Western Cape Government


Entrepreneurs invited to Investment Readiness Sessions

20 July 2017

Entrepreneurs from across the province are invited by the Western Cape Government to targeted sessions aimed at preparing them to make funding applications.

Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, said the Department of Economic Development and Tourism is calling on small businesses to apply to attend the latest round of the Investment Readiness Programme.

Minister Winde said DEDAT launched the sessions in 2015 after feedback from funders at the Western Cape Funding Fair.

“Funders raised the concern that many entrepreneurs, although they had excellent business concepts, needed more support with packaging their funding applications.”

The workshops will include the following topics:

  • Forms of funding
  • Key elements of the business plan
  • Steps to improve business readiness

Criteria for businesses to attend the workshops include:

  • Small to Medium Enterprises that are sourcing investment or actively looking for funding or have an early stage application in process;
  • Trading for at least three years;
  • Tax compliant;
  • Provide verified financial statements.

Please see below for the planned schedule:



25 July 2017


27 July 2017

Beaufort West

August 2017

Mossel Bay

September 2017


October 2017

Saldanha Bay


November 2017

Cape Town city centre (two sessions)

December 2017


March 2018

Cape Town


For more information on the programme, specific dates and venues, visit https://www.westerncape.gov.za/general-publication/investment-readiness-programme-2017-call-applications or contact email Peter-Jon.Thebus@westerncape.gov.za or call 021 483 9026.

Media Enquiries: 

Bronwynne Jooste

Spokesperson: Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities

Responsible for Tourism, Economic Development and Agriculture

Western Cape Government

142 Long Street, Cape Town


Tel: 021 483 3550

Cell: 060 970 4301

Email: bronwynne.jooste@westerncape.gov.za

Website: www.westerncape.gov.za

Twitter: bronwynnejooste