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Entrepreneurship

  1. In Level 1, we establish the foundation for your entrepreneurial journey, cultivating a mindset equipped with critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. We delve into the art of crafting the perfect business idea through design thinking principles, offering innovative solutions to stand out in a competitive landscape. Additionally, we explore the essential process of prototyping, emphasizing Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) to bring your business vision to life.
  2. In Level 2, we delve into the world of marketing, guiding you in building a loyal and engaged customer base. Our journey starts with branding, creating a compelling and distinct business identity. We explore various marketing strategies, ensuring your message reaches the right audience, leveraging the power of social media and mastering Public Relations (PR) to manage your business's reputation effectively.
  3. In Level 3, we focus on the practical aspects of building and sustaining a successful business. You'll test your business ideas and prototypes using design thinking, develop a comprehensive business plan, navigate legal requirements, secure financing, and enhance your professionalism and networking abilities. This level provides a well-rounded foundation for turning your entrepreneurial vision into a thriving reality.
  4. Finally, in the advanced stage, you'll master the art of delivering a compelling business pitch. This includes understanding the theory and structure of a persuasive pitch, building confidence and public speaking skills, and fostering a growth-oriented mindset. With ample practice and feedback, you'll be well-prepared for the thrilling Final Pitch Event, marking the culmination of your entrepreneurial journey.
  • Number Of Classes: 20
  • Schedule: Part-Time Or Full-Time
  • Course Fee: From R 10 777.50
  • Course Duration: 31 Weeks

The Entrepreneurship course is a gateway to the dynamic world of business creation and innovation, designed to equip individuals with the essential knowledge, skills, and mindset needed to succeed as entrepreneurs. Understanding the fundamentals of entrepreneurship is paramount for those aiming to become professional entrepreneurs.

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At RISE Academy, we prioritize passion and talent as the primary qualifications for enrollment. We have no educational or technical prerequisites because we value your innate abilities above all else. However, for advanced courses, it is essential to master the foundational skills before progressing to higher levels.

There are no technical prerequisites for this course

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Sibusiso (Breeze) Shezi

Lecturer

Breeze aka Zulu Bass King is a musician who brings years of experience in studio, on radio, and on the stage to Rise Academy.
He has had tracks played on major SA radio stations, multiple music nominations, and has performed at some of South Africa’s largest music events. He’s worked with a huge array of top artists such as Nasty C, Soweto Gospel Choir, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo, just to mention a few.

He used to dance and play rugby competitively and loves to run fitness drills with our performance students to get them ready to pull off amazing stage routines.

CHAY COOK

DIGITAL

Chay is a Public Relations practitioner who manages all of the academy’s
communications. Her role combines an enthusiasm for social media, digital
marketing, and music.
She is also on hand to help students with their marketing and PR queries by
ensuring that her door is always open, and if students are lucky there might even be
some peppermint crisp tart up for grabs since her recipe is one of the best.

CHAY COOK

DIGITAL

Chay is a Public Relations practitioner who manages all of the academy’s
communications. Her role combines an enthusiasm for social media, digital
marketing, and music.
She is also on hand to help students with their marketing and PR queries by
ensuring that her door is always open, and if students are lucky there might even be
some peppermint crisp tart up for grabs since her recipe is one of the best.

JAMES VERKERK

LECTURER


James is a DJ who got his start at the age of 16. He brings his onstage energy and
enthusiasm for music to the Rise Academy classroom where he teaches students
everything they need to know about the art of DJing. He is a skilled sound engineer
with a background in recording, producing and mixing.
James also trained as a classical pianist and is an avid surfer.

CRAIG GREEN

CO-FOUNDER

With more than two decades of experience in event organising, planning and logistics, Craig knows the ins and outs of the music world. He brings an invaluable
network of industry contacts to the Rise Academy community.
In 1998, Craig began U-PARTY, an event production and management company assisting schools to raise funds through community events and socials. He holds a BComm degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and is a self- proclaimed lego aficionado.

SUE GREEN

CO-FOUNDER & MD

Sue brings her business acumen and passion for youth development to the academy, which she launched in 2015. She is a savvy consultant who is experienced in coordinating music events that attract young audiences.
Sue’s academic background in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) piqued her interest in business ethics — a subject she ended up teaching at UCT during the final year of her Honours degree. She also loves cats and practices Jiu-jitsu.