Ubuntu EmpowerMint Program

Driving partnerships, growth and success in the local Microsoft Partner Network

Driving success and growth through partnerships

Mint Group is a firm believer in diversity and empowerment, and this is reflected in our level 1 B- BBEE status. Through inception Mint has worked with Exempt Micro Enterprises (EMEs) and Qualifying Small Enterprises (QSEs) across South Africa to solve human problems through ICT and make a difference from the ground up.

Ubuntu EmpowerMint is a robust program with strategic initiatives designed to identify start-ups to drive them towards EMEs, accelerate the development of EMEs to QSEs and ultimately to GENs (Generic Enterprises).

Our mission is to bridge the digital divide through ICT together with EMES and QSEs to create a better tomorrow for all.

The objective of this program is to cultivate the spirit of togetherness by empowering start-ups, (EMEs) and (QSEs) through investment, advisory and training to make a holistic contribution to the ICT sector of South Africa. This program seeks to embrace transformation and empowerment opportunities to develop and grow our inclusive economy.

Solving Local Challenges

Education and Skills development within ICT sector to drive South Africa as a leader in 4IR

Increasing challenges faced with unemployment and poverty rates

Reduce economic marginalization of Small to Medium Sized Businesses

Defined Growth Approach

1

Identification & incubation

2

Training with Microsoft Learn

3

Advisory and consulting services

4

Deal velocity

Qualifying Criteria

Start-ups

  • 1 Year trading history and financials
  • 100% Black Owned or 51% Black Female Owned (1 must be Female owned)
  • ICT sector with focus on Microsoft Cloud Platforms

EME's

  • 1 Year trading history and financials
  • 100% Black Owned or 51% Black Female Owned (1 must be Female owned)
  • Project references in the Cloud software space, preference for Microsoft

QSE's

  • 2 Year trading history and financials
  • 100% Black Owned or 51% Black Female Owned
  • Project references in the Microsoft Cloud software space

Apply with Mint today

Please note that the first round of the Ubuntu EmpowerMint Program is underway. By completing this form, you will be in line for consideration into the next round of the Program.