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Alwande Mahlawe

Founder: Lwa Loves Skin, a vegan and organic skincare brand

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Xabiso Lombo

Founder: Funga Tech, a safety tech startup

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Kgomotso Letsoalo

Founder: Endla Online, a software development company

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Bonolo Ramasedi

Founder: Viken Fit, an online fitness platform

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Tshegofatso Choenyane

Founder: Gasm Studios, a black queer owned small business that sells handcrafted accessories

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Ogone Netshitumi

Founder: Favscosmetica, a South African skincare line

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Itumeleng Ntlwana

Founder: Melanin Appreciation, a women’s custom-made clothing brand

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Lelentle Mosimane

Founder: Learn Know Master Tutors, a 100% black woman-owned company which offers tutoring services in the Gauteng province

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Bulelani Mabanga

Co-founder: Ellipsis, a facilities management company that helps homeowners find reputable and qualified professionals for all maintenance and renovation needs

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Lehlohonolo Diale

Founder: We Are, an organization based in Hungary that aims to create a safe space for holistic development while encouraging innovation and collaboration without the barriers of identity

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Thando Mthembu

Co-founder: Bursary Hub, a company that aims to make education accessible to the youth by providing a platform for companies to connect with students.

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Makhele Ledwaba

Founder: Villa Velina, an online homeware store that offers a wide variety of unique homeware accessories that include glassware, cutlery and furniture

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Mokgabo Modisaesi

Founder: Born Stunner Beauty, which seels high quality mink eyelashes for all eye shapes

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Busisiwe Chauke

Founder: The Lap Cleaning and Hygiene, a cleaning company which delivers professional residential and commercial cleaning services in Gauteng and surroundings

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Sharon Rameetse

Founder: Scrubs 4 Medics, a proudly South African manufacturer and supplier of medical scrubs, Dr jackets, and laboratory coats.

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Kutlwano Laka

Founder: Kutlwi's Scents, a business centred around all things fragrances and scents from perfumes to lotions.

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Tshegofatso Isaac

Founder: The Digitals, a digital agency that develops mobile apps and websites as well as helps brands create social media marketing strategies and Scent Bucket, which sells handmade 100% soy wax candles

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Ntokozo Ndlovu

Founder: Ella Allure, a fashion online store that offers premium clothing and accessories and Ella Nails, which sells luxury acrylic and press-on nails

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Boitumelo Mashego

Founder: The Regal Modelling Academy, a modelling school based in Kempton park CBD that offers professional training for all types of models, aged between 10 and 27

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Marena Letsoalo

Founder: MD Beauty, a mobile beauty salon which offers beauty services from hair(natural hair & wigs), makeup & nails

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Lunga Nsibande

Founder: Just Glam, an online retail store which sells clothing and beauty supplies. They major in the sale of clothing individually and in bulk sale.

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Zizipho Noconjo

Founder: Zee Braiding, which offers braiding services

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Yonela Ntsangani

Founder: Imbewu Women's Foundation, a NGO which invests in women empowerment and youth expansion through education and inspiration and raises awareness of socio-economic issues

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Sinomtha Saba

Founder: Langa Consortium PTY(LTD) trading as Sinomthawelanga Farming, based in Idutywa, Eastern Cape. Sinomtha is a small-scale farmer and specializes in crop production.

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Salome Mavuso

Founder: Adornments, an onlien bag and accessories boutique

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Tshepang Pooe

Yoga teacher and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach in training. She helps black and brown women embrace their bodies through strengthening pilates-infused yoga classes and she creates empowering educational content centred on the principle of making holistic health as easy as possible.