31 Jan A Warm Welcome to Nonceba Qabazi – Ventures Manager
We are delighted to announce the addition of Nonceba Qabazi to our Association Team. Nonceba will assume the position of Ventures Manager starting from February 1, 2024.
Nonceba brings valuable experience in managing and leading Venture Programmes, along with a deep understanding of stakeholder engagement within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
A brief overview of Nonceba’s background:
In her most recent role, Nonceba successfully directed the Grindstone Accelerator Programmes, with a particular focus on impact-related initiatives targeting women and green economy entrepreneurs.
Passionate about creating inclusive environments within entrepreneurial ecosystems, Nonceba is particularly committed to strengthening township economies and bridging the gender gap. Where she championed research and was the South African project lead developing the landscape mapping studies and directories of the Township Economies in South Africa Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Snapshot (2021) and the Durban Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Snapshot with a focus on innovation (2019). Both are an online resource tools that help entrepreneurs identify organizations supporting various stages of.
She is also a Chapter Co-Author of “Generation Impact: International Perspectives on Impact Accounting,” specifically contributing to the chapter titled “The Entrepreneur at the Centre of Entrepreneurship Development Support: More Novel than Obvious Lessons from South Africa.