Using a collaborative approach, we garner the power of dynamic young people, from different spaces of influence, interest and background, to source key insights that are relevant to your brand, business or challenge.
Using the Springbreak process, we co-create and mould innovative, relevant ideas and solutions for your company's question by understanding the root cause and consequence.
Our diverse group of dynamic young people are not only problem solvers and idea creators, but implementers right up to launch phase. This is achieved through our well designed SpringRefinery and SpringBOARD process. (Give it a try and be prepared to be blown away:0)
Neliswa is the 2015 Curator of the Tshwane Hub, World Economic Forum Global Shapers. She served as an advisory board member of One Young World Johannesburg Summit in 2013. She was named Top 10 Most Inspiring Young People in South Africa and is committed to building and shaping the future of South Africa. In 2014 she was named Top 40 under 40 Trail Blazers by Destiny Magazine and was awarded the Mandela Washington Fellowship in 2015 where she was in the business and entrepreneurship track at the University of Nevada Reno. Neliswa's background is in the space of learning and development. She is passionate about people and is able to connect with different people from different backgrounds and levels equally, she brings a great skill for connecting people and enabling them to work together. Her love and deep understanding of humankind and the continent is instilled in SpringAGE’s DNA and thus makes our processes and solutions fit for human beings.
1. Get an urgent and mutually attractive question (that moves South Africa forward).
2. Recruit bright, critically-thinking young minds to partner with us in answering the question.
3.SpringBREAK: Come up with 3-5 solutions that solve the root cause.
The African Innovation Foundation understands that very well is looking for African innovators and ideators with innovations that will move our continent forward. At SpringAGE we believe that young people who are young leaders in there various spaces, have the resources within them to come up with some of the most game-changing concepts that will see our continent prosper. Given the right platform, they are willing to put in the work and the AIF could be one of those places where they win the resources to continue going. Below is an extract from the article - please follow the link for info and get involved! Good luck and thank you for playing your part! "The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) is calling on all African innovators to submit their entries for the fourth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) competition. The IPA is presented annually, enabling and encouraging African pioneers to develop creative ideas and techniques to overcome some of the challenges faced by the continent and support sustainable development" more info: http://innovationprizeforafrica.org/
Dear Dreamer, The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) will be launching youth month with an event at Hector Peterson Memorial in Soweto on the 1 June 2015. The theme for Youth Month 2015 is: "Youth Moving South Africa Forward" If you are interested in attending this event please see the invite below.
During the cause of 2014 we were offered an amazing opportunity by being on the Making Moves show on SABC1 that showcases young entrepreneur's and their businesses . Below are some pictures of the shoot behind the scenes. The episode will debut in 2015, keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter feeds for when we release the date it will air. We look forward to showcasing what we do and who we are on Making Moves Season 6 Episode 1 on SABC1
"SA is open for business and oiling wheels for investors" Check out this article on the World Economic Forum and what our SA team took with them to the event in Davos. Click on the highlighted text to view the article! BSA 1812015
"There were 6 brilliant ideas generated from the process, nothing that we thought of. I personally sat in on the session that was facilitated by the SpringAGE team, the liberty team got an opportunity to engage and listen to the delegates. I was blown away by the calibre of delegates sourced by SpringAGE as our brief was to source learners in grade 11 and 12 that were leaders in their schools or communities in Mthatha/Qunu area. We got what we asked for and more- the quality of the conversation was solid. I would definitely use SpringAGE again- we are planning to engage SpringAGE later this year"
Retail SA: Emerging Consumer Market Head of Marketing
"Our experience with SpringAGE was very positive and I would strongly recommend their services for any organization looking for a fresh approach to tackle challenges or opportunities. ￼￼If you require an external organization to provide new insights and strategies I would not hesitate to recommend bringing in SpringAGE" - (Full testimonial on entire SpringBREAK process available on request).
Country President, South Africa
"This very important collaboration between SAB and SpringAGE, brings us together with some bright young minds from across the country, where we get to have a perspective on the use of alcohol use in the country. The good thing about that is that we usually conceptualize from within our company, but it is really important to include young people. We need a reality check and understand what's important to them"
Alcohol Program Specialist
“We partnered with SpringAGE to learn about what youth think about health and wellness and I’m inspired. SpringAGE was a great partner in this. Today was awesome. I look forward to continuing the relationship”
Director Research & Development
"It is important that young people are given the platform to not only think but also to act, and I think SpringBREAKS are that platform where great ideas come together and the we facilitate so that these ideas turn into action"
Head of Microsoft4Afrika
"A structured approach called a SpringBREAK was used, which ensured that the session was practical, rather than theoretical. The approach generated a number of fresh ideas that have revolutionized the way that we work. We came up with tangible actions, that we have now implemented, producing real business benefit."
Vodacom Executive Head of HR Services