Centre for Entrepreneurship

The Johannesburg Business School Centre for Entrepreneurship (JBSCE) under the Johannesburg Business School forms part of the University of Johannesburg. At the JBSCE we provide integrated entrepreneurial development support aimed at building the culture of entrepreneurship, developing start-ups and existing businesses for increased participation in the economy.

Contact

Ms Vongani Manganye
Tel: +27 11 559 1778  |  Email: ujcfe@uj.ac.za

We are an incubation centre that provides entrepreneurship courses with a focus on the needs of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) start-ups and existing businesses from economically disadvantaged communities.

We have reimagined entrepreneurship development by harnessing technology to develop digitally empowered entrepreneurs: our short learning programmes are offered in a virtual incubation model and we offer online coaching and support, as well as online access to markets and financing opportunities.

At the Johannesburg Business School Centre for Entrepreneurship, we aim to:

  • Foster a culture of entrepreneurship among students

  • Build future-fit entrepreneurs

  • Challenge the entrepreneurship landscape with thought leadership and innovation

  • Create future leaders in social impact and economic growth

  • Develop bridges from past ground-breakers to future entrepreneurs

As part of the University of Johannesburg, our goal is to be an international tertiary institution of choice in Africa, recognised for excellence in research, innovation, knowledge building and collaboration.

Our vision

To become a centre of excellence within Africa that offers impactful solutions for entrepreneurs.

Mission

To offer entrepreneurial services that encompass the following;

  • Short learning programs

  • Action-based research

  • Public lectures and events

  • Value-adding partnerships and support to have;

  • Access to markets

  • Technological support

  • Coaching and mentorship

At the JBSCE we are determined to empower our entrepreneurs with relevant skills so that they can significantly contribute to different sectors of the economy and be able to seize the business opportunities offered by the digital era.

We believe in combining the best talent in academic thought leadership with practical programmes

What makes us different

The Johannesburg Business School Centre for Entrepreneurship (JBSCE) was established in 2006 by the University of Johannesburg. Over the years the JBSCE has become an entrepreneurship hub of excellence that facilitates business development for Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) not only in South Africa but the entire African continent.

Our core objective as the JBSCE is to develop and support a new breed of future-fit entrepreneurs. We are therefore dedicated to providing the best affordable short learning courses in entrepreneurship. At JBSCE we have reimagined entrepreneurship development by harnessing technology to develop digitally empowered SMME start-ups and existing businesses from economically disadvantaged communities.

Through our Integrated Business Development Model (IBDM) that broadly encompasses the tenets of an evolving entrepreneurship system, we have been able to consistently produce impactful results with all our entrepreneurship courses.

At JBSCE we are determined to empower our entrepreneurs with relevant skills to be ‘future-fit’ so that they can significantly contribute to different sectors of the economy.  To date, we have equipped several entrepreneurs with contemporary entrepreneurship training that is essential for mitigating business challenges in the 4IR era.

We encourage entrepreneurs, academics, sponsors, partners and other stakeholders to take part in our programmes and events as we reimagine the future of entrepreneurship.

Staff

NameTelephone Office NumberRoleCampus
Machaka Mosehana011 559 1780JBS Towers 10th FloorDirector: JBSCEJBS Towers
Carol Keshy011 559 1781JBS Towers Ground FloorProgramme ManagerJBS Towers
Omphile Modise-Mashishi011 559 1779JBS Towers 10th FloorProgramme ManagerJBS Towers
Mlato Mqoni011 559 5662ACC117RAA-ED Programme LeaderSWC
Ian McCloy011 559 5707ACC115RAA-ED Mentoring Programme ManagerSWC
Vongani Manganye011 559 1778JBS Towers 10th FloorAdminstrative AssistantJBS Towers
Sibongile Thunzini011 559 5583ACC113RAA-ED Administrative AssistantSWC
Francis Zuze011 559 1781JBS Towers Ground FloorCommunications CoordinatorJBS Towers
Kedibone Moladira011 559 1781JBS Towers Ground FloorMarketing CoordinatorJBS Towers
Mpho Rikhotso011 559 5560ACC119Project CoordinatorSWC
Boitumelo Molotsi011 559 1779JBS Towers 10th FloorProject CoordinatorJBS Towers
Thabile Thusi011 559 1768JBS Towers 10th FloorExecutive PA to the DirectorJBS Towers
Jabulile Mthimkhulu011 559 1781JBS Towers Ground FloorProject CoordinatorJBS Towers
Dr Love Odion Idahosa011 559 1794JBS Towers Ground FloorSenior Researcher, Knowledge Manager, and Digitalisation StrategistJBS Towers

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