SMME and Entrepreneur programme

Ready to take your business to the next level? 

Are you an SMME or did you launch a new innovative business unit and are interested in showcasing your business to an audience of potential buyers, investors and business partners? Then we need you to join the Initiate! SMME and Entrepreneur programme!

This is your way in and up! 

This is your way in and up! 

You will be able to showcase your business to the entire Enlit Africa network, exhibit your solution on the Initiate! Hub on the exhibition floor, connect and brainstorm with the incumbents in the industry, as well as gain access to those professionals ready to accelerate your product or service.

We have 20 spots available on the Initiate! Hub

We have 20 spots available on the Initiate! Hub

Showcase your solutions, do business with and network amongst key accelerators, innovation managers and VC’s. 

As our way of giving back to the industry and making an impact, we are offering a few FREE EXHIBITION spots on the Initiate! SMME Hub.

Apply for a Free Exhibition Spot  

Ready To Take Advantage Of This FREE Opportunity To Unlock Your Business Opportunities With Initiate!?

Apply now to stand a chance to win:

Apply now to stand a chance to win:

  • FREE exhibition space at the initiate! SMME Hub during Enlit Africa,
  • A complimentary conference pass to Enlit Africa, valued at R12,500 ($870).
  • Exposure and networking opportunities with the top power, energy and water decision-makers.






Do you qualify?

Do you qualify?


  • Software startups can be max. 5 years old and hardware startups max. 8 years old
  • Must have a first prototype and/or pilots
  • Must have a minimum of 3 staff members per smme
  • Focus is Innovation in the areas of smart homes, meters & grids, collective and decentralized energy generation & distribution, smart generation, energy reduction and energy usage awareness, Examples include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Electricity Transformation,  Energy Efficiency Building Services, Solar and Storage.
  • Have not exhibited at any previous editions of Enlit Africa
 Important Dates

 Important Dates

Final call for Applications: TBC

Announcement of Finalists: TBC

Show Dates:  11 - 13 May 2021




Get in Touch To Guarantee your exhibition space at Initiate!

Host Ministry

  • Mineral resources & energy

Host Utility

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Host City

  • City-of-Cape-Town

Municipal Leaders Forum Partners

  • Ntiyiso
  • Salga-logo

Platinum Sponsor

  • Landis + Gyr
  • Conlog
  • Actom Pty Ltd

Silver Sponsor

  • Nyamezela
  • Ntiyiso Consulting
  • Hauwei
  • Akilee

CEO Forum Partners

  • Conlog
  • Eaton
  • Lucy Electric
  • Nyamezela
  • Oracle Utilities
  • Prime Alliance
  • Apua Asea

Global Knowledge Partner

  • Enel Foundation

Initiate Supporting Partners

  • Sarebi

Host Publication

  • ESI Africa