Entries Open 4 March 2024
Entries Close 19 April 2024

“Those who are prepared to go where others have not quite been, those are the makers. They are not just makers of things, they are makers of change in society.”

– Trevor Manuel

Empowering our youth

Building the African Workforce

Expanding our Reach

Combating Unemployment

Empowering our youth

Building the African Workforce

Expanding our Reach

Combating Unemployment

Empowering our Youth

Building the African Workforce

Expanding our Reach

Combating Unemployment

Allan Gray Makers Academy

Our Makers Academy aims aims to equip technically talented youth with entrepreneurial skills and exposure so that they can confidently be entrepreneurial. Our participants include student cohorts at partner Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions.

Allan Gray Makers Hub

The Allan Gray Makers Growth Hub is a collaborative initiative bringing business tools to artisan businesses that are looking to formalise into more sustainable and responsible businesses.

Through 8 weeks of on-campus, part-time training, followed by 12 weeks of low-touch business support, the Growth Hub equips small businesses to increase their revenue, formalise and streamline their processes and increase their number of employees.

Allan Gray Makers 2030 Goals

Provided entrepreneurial education for at least 300 000 individuals in the technical and vocational trades

Supported technical entrepreneurs in creating 500 enterprises

Supporting 3000 existing enterprises

Creating 12 000 meaningful jobs

Allan Gray Makers Academy

Our Makers Academy aims to equip technically talented youth with entrepreneurial skills and exposure so that they can confidently be entrepreneurial.

Allan Gray Makers Hub

The Allan Gray Makers Hub: aims to support technical and vocational businesses to grow, generate sustainable profits and create meaningful employment and value to society.

Allan Gray Makers Movement

The Allan Gray Makers Movement celebrates and enables the African Artisan Innovators in the technical and vocational industry of South Africa.

In the News

Allan Gray Makers Fest

South Africa’s top entrepreneurial artisans celebrated at the Allan Gray Makers Celebration Awards

Learn Base pty (LTD), a startup incubated by mLab wins Allan Gray Makers Award and is set to pilot its product.

Igniting Entrepreneurship in TVET colleges

Allan Gray Makers Fest

Igniting Entrepreneurship in TVET colleges

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