Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the V&A Waterfront food community. This form represents the first stage in a clearly defined application process designed to ensure that Makers Landing retains its reputation for selling a diverse range of South African food, honestly priced and carefully sourced. We will be in contact to let you know the next steps for your application. Makers Landing Food Lab Incubation Program is an immersive 4.5 month food-focused business program for qualified food start-ups and existing small food businesses. Incubatees in the program will significantly benefit from affordable access to a food-focused business fundamentals course, a licensed commercial kitchen space, technical assistance and training in food industry techniques and business operations. Applications for Cohort 4 are now open, and the next program will start in August 2022. 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. Openness to feedback, input and a willingness to make changes to grow your business. A personal support network. An entrepreneurial spirit, enthusiasm and persistence. A vision for the business. Admittance to Makers Landing Incubator Program 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 and course. Please fill out this form and mail or drop it off in person to the location from which you received it, or complete an online application. 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 R1,500/month. This fee covers the program cost and includes use of the commercial kitchen to the value of R10,000 per month.. After the program, we continue to offer supported kitchen use. You will also need to apply for the relevant 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 R25 through the city of Cape Town. You will also need to register your business and get a CIPC. 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 3 hours a day, at Makers Landing, in the V&A. Complete pre-lesson and post-work reading and assignments (4 hours weekly on average). Scheduled meetings with your mentor or coach twice a month for 90 min per session. A minimum of 8 hours per month cooking in the kitchen with the Kitchen Lead’s supervision. Makers Landing Short Form Application CONFIDENTIALITY 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).If accepted to the program, I am able and committed to attend and pay the certification fees and monthly fees as outlined above.* Yes No I understand the confidentiality policy and hereby give permission to Makers Landing staff to use my information for program evaluation and reporting purposes.* Yes No Contact Name* First Last Address* City* Post Code* Contact Number*Alternative Contact NumberEmail* Website (if you have one) Company name (if you have one) Facebook URL (Optional) Twitter URL (Optional) Instagram URL (Optional) Alternative URL (Optional) How do you identify? (Gender)* Male Female Transgender Decline to Identify Date of Birth* MM slash DD slash YYYY Ethnicity - Please describe your nationality or ethnicity. If you belong to more than one ethnic group, please list all ethnic groups*Ethnicity - Race (Check all that apply)* Black Coloured White Other, please specify Race Were you born in South Africa?* Yes No Please indicate country of origin:* Are you a South African citizen?* Yes No How 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* Describe what food product(s) you wish to prepare at Makers Landing.*Tell 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 operation, how often are you preparing your product, where you are cooking, and how are you currently reaching your customers?*How much revenue/sales are you making on a monthly basis? (R)* Why are you inspired to apply at Makers Landing Incubation Program? How do you believe the program will add value to your business?*What challenges is your business currently facing? What improvements to your business do you think will assist in overcoming these challenges?*Attach images of your current offering.* Drop files here or Select files Max. file size: 300 MB.