Uplifting entrepreneurs

About us:

Fio Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the growth and success of entrepreneurs in Africa. Empowering and uplifting entrepreneurs to enable them to create thriving businesses and contributing to their communities.

We believe that entrepreneurs are the backbone of economic development and catalysts for social change. Our foundation is committed to empowering individuals with innovative ideas and providing them with the necessary resources, training,
mentorship, and a network to turn their dreams into reality.


Our mission is to create a supportive ecosystem for aspiring and established entrepreneurs, equipping them with the skills, mentorships, services, knowledge, and
connections required to build sustainable businesses. We aim to foster entrepreneurship as a viable career path and encourage individuals to embrace their entrepreneurial spirit. By doing so, we strive to fuel economic growth, job creation, and community development.

Services and Programs:

Education and Training: We offer comprehensive educational programs and training workshops that cover various aspects of entrepreneurship, including business planning, marketing strategies, financial management, and leadership development. Our curriculum is designed to equip entrepreneurs with practical skills and empower them to navigate the challenges of starting and growing a business successfully.

Mentorship and Coaching: We provide a network of experienced mentors and coaches who offer guidance, insights, and support to entrepreneurs at different stages of their journey. Our mentorship programs match aspiring entrepreneurs with industry experts who provide personalized advice, share valuable experiences, and help them overcome obstacles.

Funding and Investment Support: We understand the importance of access to capital for entrepreneurial ventures. We connect entrepreneurs with potential investors, provide information about funding opportunities, and assist in the
preparation of investment pitches and business plans. Additionally, we offer microloans and grants to promising startups and social enterprises.

Networking and Collaboration: We facilitate networking events, industry conferences, and forums where entrepreneurs can connect with like-minded individuals, potential partners, investors, and industry leaders. Through these platforms, entrepreneurs can share ideas, form partnerships, and expand their professional networks.

Incubation and Acceleration: Our foundation operates incubator and accelerator programs that provide entrepreneurs with physical workspace, infrastructure, and access to resources necessary for business growth. These programs offer a supportive environment where startups can receive guidance, mentorship, and access to a network of experts and investors.

Community Engagement: We actively engage with local communities to promote entrepreneurship as a means of socio-economic development. Through partnerships with educational institutions, community organizations, and government agencies, we create awareness, offer scholarships, and develop outreach programs that empower aspiring entrepreneurs from all backgrounds.


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Head Office, South Africa

Park Lane West Building, 6th floor, 194 Bancor Avenue,  Menlyn Maine Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, 0010


Cape Town South Africa

50 Long Street
Western Cape
Cape Town

Durban, South Africa
Umhlanga Arch
1 Ncondo Place
Umhlanga Ridge
Lisbon Portugal

Rua Santo Amaro 148
First Floor
Lisbon 1300-516


2nd Floor
Coeur de Ville
Grand Baie