“FOR ME, STARTUPS ARE THE BEST WAY TO SOLVE PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD. ENTREPRENEURS TAKE IDEAS AND TURN THEM INTO SUSTAINABLE REALITY. THE BEST ENTREPRENEURS ARE OBSESSED WITH SOLVING A PROBLEM, FINANCIAL REWARDS ARE SECONDARY.”

MICHAEL JORDAAN

“THE BEST WAY TO PREDICT THE FUTURE IS TO CREATE IT”

PETER DRUCKER

“BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR ISN’T REALLY ABOUT STARTING A BUSINESS. IT’S A WAY OF LOOKING AT THE WORLD; SEEING OPPORTUNITY WHERE OTHERS SEE OBSTACLES, TAKING RISKS WHEN OTHERS TAKE REFUGE.”

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG

THE DNA OF

FUTUREPROOF

FutureProof gives kids the opportunity to architect their own futures by catalysing entrepreneurial thinking and action.

We are a seasoned national network of entrepreneurs who are committed to solving the unemployment crisis in South Africa by not only teaching entrepreneurship, but creating a safe space where young people can take action.

We believe that entrepreneurship is a mechanism for intervening in the poverty cycle that the majority of our youth is caught up in.

What we do:

Using experienced entrepreneurs as coaches and community young adults to overcome the barriers to learning, we activate entrepreneurial thinking and action. We not only teach the skills needed to start and run a business but we build the behavioral competencies which provide a strong foundation for success. This is done in face to face lessons supported by online learning resources and the startup starter kit.

Our Courses

INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

This short course gives a brief introduction into what it means to be an entrepreneur and start a business. It allows kids from the age of 8 to experiment with basic startup concepts like innovation, planning and execution.

Course Price: R299.00pp

12 WEEK PROGRAMME
A 12-week course for kids from the age of 6-16 that delves into detail about the world of entrepreneurship from understanding basic macroeconomic principles like supply and demand to learning cutting-edge business principles like the Lean Startup Method. More importantly, kids get a real chance to try out their business ideas in a safe environment with help from experienced mentors.

Course Price: R1670.00pp

PARENT AND TEACHER WORKSHOP
Parent’s Workshops

The future of work is getting increasingly more uncertain as the speed of technology and innovation picks up pace. Parents have an impossible task of preparing kids for the world they will enter into as young adults. The parent’s workshops provide guidelines as to how to create a home environment that fosters an entrepreneurial mindset, even if you are not an entrepreneur yourself. The workshop is 90 min and gives practical ideas and advice from entrepreneurial parents.

Workshop Price: R300.00pp

Teacher’s Workshops

The CAPS curriculum is not sufficient to equip kids during school time to explore what it really means to be an entrepreneur and start a business and the pressure of the timetable and additional responsibilities rarely allows teachers to upskill themselves. We offer workshops with teachers and in-class support to come alongside teachers and enhance their invaluable roles with materials and guidelines on how to grow entrepreneurship in their classrooms.

Workshop Cost: R550.00pp

The Challenges that we Face:

YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IS AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH

The young adults in the 21st century are entering a working world equipped with knowledge and skills that are irrelevant for the workplace. This coupled with a reduction in employment opportunities creates an increasingly hostile environment for new graduates to find work.

FutureProof equips kids with the ability not to accept their current opportunities as their only opportunities and create economic transformation.

TEACHERS ARE ILL-EQUIPPED TO TEACH ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Even in the current CAPS curriculum, there is a token time allocation to entrepreneurship but there are very few teachers who have started their own businesses and are unable to effectively teach the mindset and the skills necessary.

FutureProof harnesses active entrepreneurs to teach the lessons and provide mentorship.

THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IS BROKEN

The education system used in South Africa today is modeled on the industrial age where the economies of the day required production line workers that did not need the skills of agility, critical thinking and creative problem-solving. The classroom of today does not teach these skills or embed this behaviour.

FutureProof educates young people from the age of 9 to be entrepreneurially active using proven methodologies of entrepreneurial education from around the world.

360 DEGREE APPROACH

Although there may be a desire to equip kids with the skills of entrepreneurship, many teachers and parents feel underequipped to do so and don’t even know where to start, particularly when they aren’t entrepreneurs themselves.

Solution: FutureProof provides workshops and coaching for parents and teachers to help support and nurture the entrepreneurial child giving practical guidelines of how to create an enterprising environment at home and in the classroom.

Programme:

How do we make kids FutureProof?

  1. GRADE-SPECIFIC CLASS-TIME LESSONS
  2. BOOT CAMPS
  3. IMMERSION EXPERIENCES
  4. STARTUP STARTER KIT
  5. RADIO SHOWS & PODCASTS
  6. ONLINE VIDEO LESSONS

Latest Podcast

Twitter Feed

#ImagineAwardsAfrica Lisa Illingworth is presented woth an award for her outstanding work at Future Proof @FutureproofSa where they train future entrepreneurs.

If you need to learn more about Africa’s informal economies (if you are in business, that should be YOU) then this interview is a must-listen. Lisa
Illingworth chatting to GG Alcock about his new book #KasiNomicRevolution: https://t.co/uHrmk4qym3

Excited to be discussing #entrepreneurship with @NompumeleloSiz2 on @MoneywebRadio and how @FutureproofSa is teaching kids to be #entrepreneurs. Coming up at 18:00 on @SAfmRadio

The world of work is a different place and so are the future opportunities for children. Entrepreneurs are made before they start businesses. #GEW2018 #GEW #entrepreneurlife

FutureProofSA podcasts are live with @mixcloud! A library of entrepreneurial insights and lessons from experienced entrepreneurs and business thought leaders. #futureproofsa #GEW2018
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Where to Find Us

Building 3, Floor 1, Fourways Manor Office Park,
3 Macbeth Avenue, Fourways

start@futureproofsa.com

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