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Amazing Year for GrowthWheel South Africa

2018 is quickly coming to an end, but what a year! For GrowthWheel South Africa 2018 has been a very special year that we couldn’t have anticipated.

GrowthWheel Certification Course

GrowthWheel Certification Course

We have run 8 Certification Courses hosted by Alexander Forbes and with the Brian Simelane as instructor and welcomed more than 60 new GrowthWheel Certified Business Advisors.

It’s been 6 years since the first business advisors from the South African entrepreneurship development support eco-system were certified.

Today, more than 250 business development service organizations, accelerators, and incubators use GrowthWheel to create jobs and help small businesses grow.

This year, we have also participated in several key conferences, roundtables, international study trips, pitch competitions, award ceremonies and hundreds of meetings.

Our masterClass at the AfriLabs Annual Gathering was an epic milestone, and it was a huge privilege to be part of the African community.

Signing of the MOU with IBASA

Signing of the MOU with IBASA

We could have not anticipated that after the South African Business Conference 2018 we finally would sign a landmark agreement with The Institute of Business Advisors Southern Africa (IBASA)  that aims to enable over 2000 business advisors to enhance their impact with the GrowthWheel Framework and cloud platform.

Or that we would collaboratively join Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) and the YES initiative  that was launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa in 2018 to help SMMEs throughout South Africa to create sustainable jobs.

Also, we would not have anticipated that in 2019 the Seda Incubation eco-system might turn out to be completely paperless due to our co-creation partnership with SEDA and Incubation Partners.

We are looking forward to what the new year will bring, continue to strengthen and grow our collective impact, partnerships with our stakeholders, empower the business advisors and incubators to support the ecosystem in South Africa.

GrowthWheel launches in Hungary in partnership with SEED Foundation

Last week GrowthWheel completed a two-day Certification Course for the Foundation for Small Enterprise Economic Development (SEED) in Budapest, that promotes the sustainable economy and equal opportunities. Using the GrowthWheel software, SEED will offer personal consultancy to practicing and to future entrepreneurs as part of the Entrepreneur Mentoring Program while training over 80 mentors.

July 26, 2018. Certification Course SEED Foundation

July 26, 2018. Certification Course SEED Foundation

Not only is GrowthWheel now used in 39 countries, the translation of GrowthWheel Online into Hungarian also marks the availability of our software in 9 different languages.

Thanks to our new mentor licenses, mentors can get access to our software without purchasing a full license.


GrowthWheel is now Canadian!

We´re happy to announce that GrowthWheel is now a Canadian company - GrowthWheel Canada Inc.

Thanks you  to our growing community of GrowthWheel Certified Advisors in Canada for their great support and continuous partnership who made this happen.

We´re excited that we from now one are able to give an even better service to our growing community of GrowthWheel Certified Advisors in Canada, and because we believe in paying taxes where we make our living.

There are still many Canadians who are not GrowthWheel Ceritifed (!) and if you are one of them we suggest to attend our next Open Webinar on March 27th at 11am Eastern Time. It is a chance to learn our GrowthWheel newest software features

You can find all Open Webinars on our website and sign up.


GrowthWheel at EBN 2017 Congress in Paris, France on July 5-7

EBN Congress 2017

We are looking forward to join the annual EBN Congress for professionals in the innovation and entrepreneurship sphere. The congress takes place in Paris, France on July 5-7. 

This year the congress will be structured around the idea of "OPEN": Open innovation, open ecosystems, open entrepreneurship, open startup, open data. 

Innovation ecosystems are rapidly changing with institutional development thanks to the presence of new actors, new visions, the rapid growth of digital, the cloud and big data, the implementation of agile process, and open innovation within corporates. The congress will propose, as well a challenge, participating startups, corporates, investors and innovation ecosystems.

GrowthWheel are sponsors of the congress. David Madié, Oliver Mika, Gitte Krenk and Søren Weber from our team will join the congress, and are looking forward to demo all the new features on GrowthWheel Online. 

David Madié will also participate in the workshop "EU|BIC Benchmarking and Impact Assessment" where he will discuss with Giordano Dichter, EBN Belgium, how to effectively measure the impact of an EU|BIC, and how to present key performance indicators (and stories!) to the key territorial influencers and decision-making people.