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Enterprise & Supplier

At Edge Growth, we maximise results for Enterprise Development, Supplier Development and Preferential Procurement

Our unique approach connects business strategy and SME development, commercial leadership and good corporate citizenship, ESD investment and socio-economic impact, B-BBEE points and the bottom line.

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Our Services

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Strategy & Advisory

  • ED, SD and PP pillar analysis
  • Strategy review and formulation
  • Operating model design
  • Core business and ESD integration
  • Programme design and implementation readiness
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SME Growth Support

  • Customised support for SMEs
  • Integration into corporate procurement process
  • Generalist and specialist support
  • Immediate priorities balanced with holistic long-term approach
  • Access to market and funding
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Fund Management

  • Fund set-up including legal entity, governance structure, investment mandate
  • Sourcing, screening and feasibility of applications
  • Due diligence and development of relevant structures
  • Execution of transaction
  • Post-investment business support
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Programme Management

  • Programme set-up and initiation
  • Programme management and execution
  • Programme monitoring, reporting and evaluation
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Our vision

Our Challenge: Changing the landscape so that SMEs can flourish

We recognise that the future of employment and economic growth is dependent on SMEs, particularly in South Africa where SMEs are expected to create 90% of new jobs by 2030. We are committed to growing SMEs for measurable and meaningful socio-economic impact that will aid progress towards sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

“The key task is to increase the number of businesses that survive the first few years of establishment and progress to growth and expansion, thus contributing the higher levels of job creation.” - The DTI

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AlphaCode Incubate


AlphaCode Incubate is open for submissions. If you have a validated idea or start-up not older than 2 years that could change the financial services industry, apply and you could receive a package of cash and support services valued at R2 million! AlphaCode Incubate, in partnership with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Royal Bafokeng

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Vumela Funds Giraffe | Edge Growth

by Linda Erasmus

The Vumela Fund, FirstRand’s enterprise and supplier development fund managed by Edge Growth, is proud to announce an exciting new equity investment in Giraffe – an automated high-volume recruitment start-up, using mobile technology and matching algorithms.

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