Seed Engine
Focuses on accelerating the economy through the development of resilient entrepreneurs with sustainable businesses while ensuring organisations achieve their transformation objectives.

Seed Academy's Third Annual Entrepreneurship Survey Results 2017


Includes the views of over 1200 South African Startup Entrepreneurs

We do this through...

Seed Academy provides high-impact business development support and access to markets to entrepreneurs at all stages, helping them to build successful, sustainable businesses. A division of Seed Engine, Seed Academy’s systematic methodology moves entrepreneurs from ideation to growth and ultimately to scale. Seed Academy partners with clients to deliver real ROI based on measured outcomes combined with high levels of transparency and accountability.
WDB Seed Fund, a Section 12J Fund, increases the participation of youth and women entrepreneurs in South Africa’s economy by investing in growth-stage businesses. Partnered with WDB Investment Holdings, the Fund’s mandate is to address the needs of growth-stage businesses while providing investors with ED/SD recognition and tax benefits.

We are committed to relentlessly fighting for our entrepreneurs to get access to markets and funding opportunities whilst keeping our clients’ objectives and return on investment at heart


The development of entrepreneurs drives us, as do our core values...
It's Not About Us

It's Not About Us

Our stakeholders always come first and we act with integrity and honesty
Brilliance or Better

Brilliance or Better

We constantly push the boundaries of excellence and never settle for anything less than over-delighting our clients and entrepreneurs.
Get Stuff Done

Get Stuff Done

We are action orientated and foster a culture of agility and customer centricity. It's all about execution!
Free Your Mind

Free Your Mind

We are a learning organisation - seeking every opportunity to better ourselves and learn from those around us

We are a proud Level 1 B-BBEE Contributor

winning partnerships

WDBIH and Grovest are strategic partners and shareholders in our business...


With over 25 years experience investing in and supporting black women and youth entrepreneurs, WDBIH brings a wealth of experience and a phenomenal track record in fast-tracking women entrepreneurs.


South Africa's first Venture Capital company incorporated under Section 12J of the Income Tax Act, Grovest bring compliance, governance, structure and a wealth of Venture Capital experience.

Interested in becoming a SeedEngine sponsor or investor?

Contact us for a holistic approach to transformation that goes beyond ticking boxes to achieving real return on investment and impact.



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