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INSETA BROKER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

SUMMARY

Applications for the INSETA Broker Development Programme, will open on 02 June 2021 and will run for a period of one and a half weeks. The process includes a pre-qualification stage, and only those suitable applicants that meet the required criteria of this stage will move forward.

Stage 1: The PRE-QUALIFICATION STAGE insert link is a short online form that will assess if interested parties meet the programme’s basic criteria.

This stage will be live from 02 June till 16th June 2021 and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

All interested entrepreneurs will receive email communication on 23 June 2021, indicating whether they have been selected to move forward and be part of the programme.

Up to 30 suitable businesses that meet all criteria assessed in the pre-qualification stage will be invited to join the INSETA Broker Development Programme, which is scheduled to begin in July 2021.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • 1.What is the INSETA Broker Development Programme

    INSETA has partnered with Edge Growth to deliver a new and exciting fully digitised programme aimed at empowering entrepreneurs in the broker development space. This programme will allow brokers to engage through leveraged online platforms in order to access practical business development tools and resources while at the same time participating virtually in interactive group mentorship sessions with like-minded entrepreneurs and industry experts.

    This innovative new programme lends itself as a great opportunity for those entrepreneurs that are facing increasing pressures and demands on their time and energy.  A programme that is designed to maximise the use of time and allow increased flexibility through digital content and engagement, while creating a nurturing and supportive community of peers, mentors and experts.

  • 2. What should I expect from the Programme?

    1. Access to monthly group mentorship platforms “Entrepreneur Councils” that will help you formulate a strategy and development plan for your business.

    2. An Assigned Mentor who will work closely with you and other participants through group mentorship sessions as per the Entrepreneur Councils.

    3. Access to practical business skills and expertise through monthly topical Webinars and Entrepreneur Councils.

    4. Ongoing monitoring of progress (through Entrepreneur Councils) against the development plan to contribute towards the sustainability of the enterprise.

  • 3. Overall, how much time will be required for me to invest in this programme?

    All programme participants will be expected to dedicate approximately 10 hours per month. This time will be split between topical webinars and entrepreneur councils (group-based)

  • 4. When is the INSETA Broker Development Programme scheduled to begin, and how long will it run for?

    July 2021 - December 2021.

  • 5. How do I apply to the INSETA Broker Development Programme?

    Visit the Edge Growth website (https://edgegrowth.com/programmes/inseta/) and click the APPLY button on the Edge Growth INSETA Broker Development Programme page. Upon accepting the Programme Terms and Conditions, you will be redirected to a page where you are required to complete the pre-qualification form

    After a review period, all applicants will receive email communication in June 2021 indicating the status of their applications, and if successfully selected, information and instruction for next steps will be provided.

    Suitable businesses that meet all criteria assessed in the pre-qualification diagnostic will be invited to join the INSETA Broker Development Programme, which is scheduled to begin in July 2021.

  • 6. How long is the application process and when will I find out if I have been accepted onto the INSETA Broker Development Programme?

    In total, the full application period is approximately 3 weeks, and will be live from 02 June. Announcements will be made in June 2021 via email communication, and suitable businesses that meet all criteria assessed in the pre-qualification business diagnostic will be invited to join the INSETA Broker Development Programme, which is scheduled to begin in June 2021.

  • 7. How many businesses will be accepted onto the INSETA Broker Development Programme?

    Only 30 suitable businesses.

  • 8. What is the Edge Growth Incubator Portal platform?

    Incubator Portal is an online ecosystem and platform that has been designed specifically to support start-ups and small businesses with direct access to business development programmes and mentorship.

    Edge Growth prides itself on delivering programmes with strategic focus and value chain alignment, optimising resources and ensuring seamless cross-functional communication and collaboration. Edge Growth will make use of the Incubator Portal as an online accessible channel to deliver high quality programmes.

    The platform is the central location for almost all aspects of the programme. Events, meetings and even chats with your mentor and other SMEs will take place here, as well as reporting, task assignments and other data capturing or feedback instances.

  • 9. Will personal and business information shared on the Edge Growth Incubator Portal platform and during the INSETA Broker Development Programme be secure and confidential?

    Yes, all information and data shared on the platform / in the programme will remain confidential and secure (in access-controlled repositories) as detailed in the Programme Terms and Conditions and is only used for programme-related purposes. For example, reporting on business growth to INSETA.

    Applicants and Participants may from time to time receive marketing information about programmes, reading material, articles or tools relevant to their business or industry.

  • 10. When accessing the Edge Growth Incubator Portal platform, will I be required to use my own data?

    Participating in the programme requires all SMEs to have the right tools and network connectivity in order to engage fully.

  • 11. Who to contact if problems are experienced on the Edge Growth Incubator Portal platform during the application phase?

    [email protected]

  • 12. Do I have to be logged into the platform to receive communication about the programme?

    Key communication will be sent via email and will be accessible on the Edge Growth Incubator Portal.

  • 13. How will webinars and entrepreneur councils be hosted?

    Invitations will be received through email, and all engagements will be hosted online using the Zoom web conferencing platform.


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