Aurik was born in 2000 from a genesis of starting, investing and building businesses into Assets of Value. We started, built and sold 12 businesses over 8 years. This led to our insight of how to rapidly start, build and grow a business. It informed the business-building methodology on which Aurik Business Accelerator is founded.
Aurik Enterprise Development began in 2004 with the advent of the Codes for Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) in South Africa and is today one of South Africa’s foremost Business Development Support (BDS) agencies in Africa.
Every day we work with entrepreneurs in growing businesses, both big and small.We believe that true entrepreneurship is more about attitude and less about business ownership. An entrepreneurial attitude sees opportunity in problems and abundance over scarcity. It drives innovation and raises standards of excellence. It underpins our work in supplier development by building big business through small business to create a vibrant, robust and inclusive South African economy. This ethos underpins our value system and our can-do approach. This is our DNA.
Co-founded by Jackie Mathebula, Pavlo Phitidis and Carien Engelbrecht, Aurik Enterprise Development comprises a team of 58 people who are passionately committed to building South Africa by building competitive, vibrant, growing SME’s at scale.