Launch: SA Startup Act Movement Case Studies on the Regulatory Impact on the Growth of South African Startups

Date: 23 January 2023 (15:00 – 16:30 SAST)
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The SA Startup Act Movement Steering Committee with the support of FSD Africa commissioned a case study research project on the impact of policy on high-growth technology startups in South Africa. The case studies will be used to make the business case for startup policy reforms, as stipulated in the SA Startup Act Position Paper 2021. The case studies endeavour to demonstrate the negative impact of hindrances targeted through the SA Startup Act Position Paper relaxations, as well as case studies demonstrating the positive impact of addressing such relaxations.

The SA Startup Act Movement is a collective effort by startups, investors, government and academia calling for interventions that speak directly to entrepreneurs who own high impact & scalable businesses in SA. The Startup Act is built on the knowledge that not all small businesses are going to develop into enterprises that drive economic growth and job creation, but there needs to be an ecosystem that will encourage the development of high-impact, high-growth startups. The Act is a call to the President of South Africa to unleash the growth and innovation embedded in our entrepreneurs and youth.