Makers Landing Food Lab incubation program offers opportunities to qualified business start-ups and existing small food businesses that can significantly benefit from affordable access to a licensed commercial kitchen space, technical assistance and training in food industry techniques and business operations.Makers Landing is looking for candidates that already have a food business, are actively selling, and have been in operation for less than three years. The candidates should have:A desire to formalize and expand their food business and a plan for how to achieve that growth.Experience operating a food business, formally or informally, for at least 6 months.A personal support network.An entrepreneurial spirit, enthusiasm and persistence.A vision for the business.Admittance to Makers Landing is a highly competitive process that takes into account many factors. Promising candidates will be interviewed by Makers Landing and an advisory committee of industry professionals. There is limited space in the kitchen. As businesses move from pre-incubation to incubation and onto graduation spaces open up for new candidates.PROGRAM COST & COMMITMENT:As any entrepreneur knows, there are hard costs to running a business. While the fees we charge are highly discounted thanks to the Jobs Fund and the V&A Waterfront, all entrepreneurs that join the program must pay a monthly sum to have access to the training, network and facilities we provide during the incubation program. This participation fee is a minimum of R1,500/month for 6 months, or R9,000 total.After the 6 month program, R5000 for access support services and kitchen space.You must also pay for the health and safety certifications necessary to run a business, without which you will not be able to operate legally and grow. The cost for the R638 certificate is R2800 (excluding vat) per delegate and the CIPC is on average R525, totaling approximately R3745 for both.Each successful applicant will need to commit to being available to attend classes, complete assignments and coordinate meetings with mentors and coaches.In class training twice a week, for at least 4 hours a day, at Makers Landing, in the V&A.Complete pre-lesson reading and assignments (8 hours weekly on average)Scheduled meetings with your mentor or coach twice a month for 90 min per session If accepted to the program, I am able and committed to attend all sessions and pay the certification fees and monthly fees as outlined above.YesNoI understand the confidentiality policy and hereby give permission to Makers Landing staff to use my information for program evaluation and reporting purposes. Signature Agreed Date Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY Applicant InformationNameAddress Street Address City ZIP / Postal Code MobileOtherEmail WebsiteSocial Media: FacebookTwitterInstagramOtherHow do you identify? (Gender)MaleFemaleTransgenderDecline to IdentifyDate of Birth Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY EthnicityPlease describe your nationality or ethnicity. If you belong to more than one ethnic group, please list all ethnic groups:Race (Check all that apply) Black Coloured White Other Other, please specifyCountry of OriginWere you born in South Africa?YesNoIf born outside SA., please indicate country of originAre you a South African citizen?YesNoHow many dependents do you have?What is your total household income monthly?Type of Business (check all that apply): Bakery, Pastry or Dessert Wholesale packaged Specialty Eatery/Restaurant Catering Other Other (specify)Type of Product(s)Describe what food product(s) you wish to prepare at Makers Landing. Tell us more about your BusinessTell us how you came to develop your food business and how you feel your business is aligned with Makers Landings vision: (Makers Landing is a space that is representative, accessible and inclusive. Our table extends to anyone who has a food story to tell or who simply delights in the South African food journey. This is the place to celebrate our food diversity and heritage):Tell us about your operationhow often are you preparing your product, and how are you currently reaching your customers?How much revenue/sales are you making on a monthly basis?Why are you inspired to apply at Makers Landing?Attach images of your current offeringCONFIDENTIALITY POLICY: We will ask you to share some personal information so as to be able to determine the impact of the program on its participants once they are admitted. The information you share with us will remain strictly confidential (we will never identify you by name or share your personal information without your signed permission). NameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.