The Business Accelerator – Apply Now

The EFC Business Accelerator offers an opportunity for high potential SMMEs in KZN to demonstrate their potential to large customers in the furniture industries. With a focus on linking innovative products and services to larger markets, we aim to fast track the growth of innovative businesses driven by passionate South Africans.

Ready to prove your potential and show large lead enterprises why you deserve an opportunity with them?


Win your share of R100 000 in seed funding for your business pitch as well as mentoring and upgrading to unlock further growth opportunities

Applications for the 2021 Accelerator are now closed.  Should you wish to be considered for the 2022 programme, please complete your details below.


KZN based small, medium or micro furniture current or prospective manufacturers or service providers.

*SMME defined as up to 250 employees and R170 million annual turnover.


  1. Apply below.
  2. Successful candidates will be invited to an online capacity building workshop on the 2nd November 2021.
  3. A business pitch building event will be hosted on the 29th November in Durban.
  4. A Dragon’s Den round of judging will select the top candidates on the 1st December 2021 in Durban.
  5. Approved candidates will receive business and investment case support, mentoring and upgrading to unlock growth.

Approved candidates will receive an intensive mentoring and support program, procurement, and/or a grant or preferential loan to unlock commercial value for the SMME and customer.

Apply Now