Orange Corners is the spot where young university students have access to everything they need to get their ideas off the paper and make their dreams come true. Here, you will discover the entrepreneur in you, to redefine the future. You will gain more self-confidence, gain access to the knowledge, tools and resources to leverage your business ideas. You will be connected to a network of entrepreneurs, the market and new opportunities.

All this is possible thanks to the partnerships between Orange Corners and local, national and international parties such as universities, governments en established companies.

Application process

  1. Online application

    The application form becomes available on our website prior to the beginning of each six-month cycle. Fill in all required fields and submit via the online application form submit button. Please make sure to check your inbox regularly to see if you are one of the 50 selected semi-finalists.

  2. Bootcamp

    The 50 semi-finalists will be invited to participate in a compulsory two-day-long bootcamp in which a jury decides who are best placed to join the incubation programme.

  3. Selection

    Selection will be conducted according to the performance during the bootcamp. At the end of the bootcamp, 20-25 young entrepreneurs will be selected to participate for six months.


  • What are the selection criteria?

    In order to meet the selection criteria you must be
    • An aspiring entrepreneurs from South-Africa
    • Between 18-35 years old
    • Have a validated innovative business concept, not more than <2 years old
    • The product or service relates to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

    Budding entrepreneurs will be selected based on the:
    • Innovativeness
    • Feasibility
    • Social Impact
    • Clarity of Market
    • Sustainability & Scalability of the business idea
    • Competence of the entrepreneur/team

  • How can I apply?

    All Applications must be through submitted APPLY NOW button on the website.

  • What are the benefits of this programme for me?

    What are the benefits of this programme for me?

    For now, the programme will take place virtually due to the pandemic.

    This program will not only provide the foundational entrepreneurial knowledge, tools and resources needed to transform an idea into a business but will also make available the networks and support needed for sustainable growth of the business.

    There is a variety of benefits the program will offer you of which the most important ones are:
    • Enterprise Management Training
    • Business Incubation & Advisory Services
    • Funding for prototype development & testing
    •Mentorship & Coaching

  • When will I know if I’m selected?

    After the review process which will require interviews, successful applicants will be contacted via email.

  • When does the programme start?

    More information will be available soon

  • What are the costs of participation?

    There are no participation fees for the programme. The programme is funded by scholarships by the government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and our private partners.

Still have a question?

Where to find us

OPEN, 4th Floor, Mainchange Building, 20 Kruger Street 2001 Johannesburg, South-Africa
Kingdom of the Netherlands