The Triga Academy aims to inspire, connect and equip next-generation Christian entrepreneurs, innovators, or creatives who are passionate about solving some of Africa’s pressing issues. The Triga Academy accepts applications from students and working graduates (ages 18-25) across all courses and sectors.

What can you expect to get out of the Academy:

Interacting with Christian entrepreneurs who are integrating their faith into their ventures

Grappling with the questions surrounding the Theology, Culture and Work intersection

Building a network of like-minded peers from all over South Africa

Listening to personal stories of how young South Africans have launched businesses that are impacting the country

We engage with topics such as:

Discovering whether a business idea fits into God’s plan

Knowing if you are called to workplace ministry

Finding a work-life balance that honours God

NEXT GENERATION

CURRENT UNDERGRADUATES, POSTGRADUATES OR RECENT GRADUATED
(WITHIN THE PAST 3 – 5 YEARS)

CREATIVES • INNOVATORS • ENTREPRENEURS

Having a business is not a prerequisite, but a demonstrated interest in redemptive entrepreneurship is important.

Serious about faith and vocational excellence, humble and teachable, leadership qualities.

NTHABISENG LEGOETE

FOUNDER & CEO

KOBUS LOUW

FOUNDER & CEO

PAUL KIM

CEO

CHRISTIAAN VAN DEN BERG

CO-FOUNDER & CO-CEO

HEINE BELLINGAN

CO-FOUNDER & CO-CEO

MEYER CONRADIE

FOUNDER & CEO

ABONGA NKWELO

CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

JOSHUA COX

FOUNDER & CEO

LUSANDA MAGWAPE

CO-FOUNDER & CEO

TEODOR VAN DER SPUY

DIRECTOR

KARABO CHE MOKOAPE

CO-FOUNDER & CEO

BRANDON PASCHAL

HEAD OF INCUBATION

KERI-LEIGH PASCHAL

CO-FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

CHRISTINE MEINTJES

FOUNDER

WYNAND SMIT

FOUNDER & CEO
There is accommodation (shared rooms/spaces) available to Academy participants from other cities and provinces. This accommodation is at a cost of R150 per night (R300 for the weekend). If you need accommodation, please complete this section on the Triga Academy application form.

FUNDRAISING

We encourage candidates to be entrepreneurial to help cover fees: creative crowd-funding, proposals to universities, companies or societies, pitches to mentors or friends, and even creating small businesses.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Through the generous support of financial partners, we’re able to provide a partial scholarship to help students attend the Triga Academy. There are two types of scholarships:

REGISTRATION
You can apply for an R750 subsidy towards your registration fee.

TRAVEL
A travel scholarship of R1,000 is available to candidates travelling from other provinces and requiring financial support.

PAYMENT PLAN

A payment plan that allows you to pay the registration fee at R750 per month over two months is available.

TRIGA VENTURES IS A NON-PROFIT AND PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANISATION (PBO) IN SOUTH AFRICA AND ALSO HAS A 501(C)(3) AFFILIATION IN THE USA.

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