Startup Loans

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This platform is designed to help startup business apply for loans to launch and accelerate their startup growth. We are of the firm belief that if entrepreneurialism can be entrenched in the South African Mentality, we would create more jobs across our country. With high youth unemployment, and the job market in a tough position, self-employment is being seriously considered a viable career path.


With this logic in mind, under the courtesy of the Startup Mzansi Foundation, the platform was designed to go some way to help tackle the problem of supporting people who have a feasible business idea but no access to finance. With a view to providing a robust startup sector of tomorrow, we aim to equip young enterprising individuals with the tools to make their business a success.


We do not work alone. StartupApp works hand in hand with the Startup Mzansi Foundation, Institute for Startup Leadership and other partners. We also work with corporate partners who support entrepreneurs in all industries and sectors and offer benefits to our entrepreneurs.


We can help you apply for a startup loan and provide you with the right advice and support you need. We can provide startup support in the form of a repayable loan of up to R500 000 together with a seasoned mentor for startup entrepreneurs across South Africa.


Eligibility Checker

  • – Are you eligible for a Startup Loan?
  • – Are you over 18 and younger than 35?
  • – Are you a South African legal citizen?
  • – Do you wish to start or grow a business in South Africa?

Please Note: To apply for a Startup Loan on the StartupApp, you will need to have a valid membership, if not you will need to make a payment of R450 for us to be able to assess your business plan and cover administration fees. This is a commitment fee as there are costs associated with this exercise. 75% of the fee is refundable if we are not able to make you an offer.


Target Market

Early stage youth startup entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 35 years old with an intention of launching disruptive and scalable businesses in South Africa.

How it works?

Have you got a passion or a hobby that you can turn into a business? Is there a gap in the market that you can fill? Do you want to be your own boss? If you answered yes, then you could have what it takes to start a business.

Once you have registered, we will identify the most appropriate Startup Mzansi Branch who will work with you to turn your idea into a business plan. They will contact you to get the process started. From workshops to advisors, Startup Mzansi Foundation will help build the right plan that makes sense for you and your business.

offers from a our Corporate Partners.

With the idea mapped out, your business plan will be considered for funding. We want your business to have every chance of success, so things StartupApp will be looking for are confidence, the clarity of your business plan and that your numbers stackup. With the help of Startup Mzansi, you should be in the strongest possible position for funding.

When your plan gets the green light, you’re on your way to building your business. With the money in your account, it’s time to put your plan into action and make things happen. In addition, you’ll then be able to access exclusive

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