University of Johannesburg's Centre for Entrepreneurship

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​University of Johannesburg's Centre for Entrepreneurship


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The University of Johannesburg Centre for Entrepreneurship extends its condolences to our partner and philantropist DR Richard Maponya who made an impact on the lives of our entrepreneurs.

We say Thank you for years of fruitful partnership,Your legacy will live on for generations of entrepreneurs to come.

Rest In Perfect Peace Legend.

University of Johannesburg's Centre for Entrepreneurship (UJCfE)
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University of Johannesburg's Centre for Entrepreneurship (UJCfE) under the Johannesburg Business School within the College of Business and Economics at the University of Johannesburg welcomes entrepreneurs, students, academics, thought leaders and entrepreneurship ecosystem partners and supporters.

UJCfE forms part of UJ's goal to be an international tertiary institution of choice in Africa, recognised for excellence in research, innovation, knowledge building, and collaboration. Within the University of Johannesburg's premier Business School, UJCfE is committed to pioneering new initiatives and strategies with a focus on the business needs of our communities. At UJCfE, we seek to:

  • Foster a culture of entrepreneurship among students and entrepreneurs
  • Build future-fit entrepreneurs
  • Challenge the entrepreneurship landscape with thought leadership and innovation
  • Create future leaders in social impact and economic growth
  • Develop bridges from past ground-breakers to future entrepreneurs


We seek to be at the forefront of entrepreneurship – in how we assist our entrepreneurs; work with our students; through the partners we bring to entrepreneurship ecosystems; in innovative thought leadership; ground-breaking research; and creating new initiatives, programmes, events and concepts to continually grow entrepreneurship.


We believe in combining the best talent in academic thought leadership with practical programmes on the ground that work.

Entrepreneurs Impacted 223
Funding Accessed by SMMEs 6
Business Opportunities Accessed by SMMEs 26
Start-ups Launched
Jobs Created