SABTIA provides a range of services to assist, deliver and facilitate the building of an incubation and acceleration ecosystem in every sector or industry.

Our service offer includes:

This management and support service provides best practice advice to key stakeholders on starting or managing specific SMME development initiatives.

Our team of experts are skilled in addressing the resource, capacity and capability in the incubation industry. Through our platform we are able to provide quality advice to any industry.

Our audit is evaluated and completed as follows:

Company’s resources




Track record of delivery

Financial model and sustainability

Stakeholder engagement and overall credibility


Based on the above audit SABTIA will recognise the company as an accredited SABTIA Innovation Centre.  Alternatively, if certain criteria are not met, SABTIA will provide a remediation plan that needs to be followed to get full accreditation.

SABTIA provides assistance on how to successfully navigate through the maze of legislation and policies that govern SMMEs in South Africa, such as B-BBEE, SD&L, IPAP, CSDP3, LED, SMBA and others.  The key is not only to know about these legal frameworks, but to also understand how to effectively implement them on the ground.

Our skilled experts will evaluate your practices and performances within your business. Your initial evaluation is then compared to our bench mark system which allows for accreditation.

Our bench mark accredited system allows your business to carry SABTIA’s endorsed logo on your businesses website, emails and other promotional materials.

By complying to SABTIA’s standards you are complying to the professional code of conduct and good practice within the incubation fraternity.

SABTIA’s Soft Landing service ensures that foreign businesses entering or expanding into South Africa are provided with an accelerated introduction to SA’s business practices, regulations and culture.   Access to resources and provided in order to help the company meet its business goals.  Some of these services include: Domestic market research and entry assistance, access to capital and potential investors, intellectual property protection assistance, help meeting government regulations, cultural training, etc.

SABTIA provides access to business intelligence and training material that helps companies to establish an overseas sales presence, boost international business development and to grasp global partnership opportunities.

SABTIA accredited members are provided with the tools to excel.

Access to publications on SABTIA magazine.


Training and Certification

SABTIA’s training and certification enables members to be endorsed as quality businesses.

Endorsed and accredited businesses may obtain access to

Ensures that management of incubators, accelerators, and entrepreneurial support organizations have the necessary skills and knowledge to run the respective facilities appropriately. A competency based model will be used and the individuals will be assessed on key foundational concepts that verify their knowledge comprehension.

This module introduces entrepreneurs to the vast economic ecosystem at hand which includes accelerators, incubators, etc. This course introduces participants to best practices for marketing Programmes to attract clients. Presenters will use a business model canvas and business planning approach to develop relevant entrepreneurial platforms that provide strategic value within the larger ecosystem.

This course teaches best practices in providing client companies with high-impact Programmes and services. Topics covered include client selection and retention, deployment of relevant client services and Programmes, developing effective resource and mentor networks, and overviews on market and capital access.

This course provides participants with strategies for developing sustainable financial models for entrepreneurship platforms such as incubators and accelerators. Topics include financial forecasting and cash management, new programme capital needs, implementation of diversified revenue streams, managing operational expenses, and banking needs. The course also covers operational fundamentals such as policies and procedures, professional services (accounting, legal, HR), operating agreements, client performance monitoring & graduation criteria, and software/tools for operational support.