SMME Development


StartupAmathole is an Amathole Economic Development Agency (ASPIRE) lead initiative to develop a broad and cohesive framework focused on startups, scale-ups and initiatives that will accelerate economic growth in Amathole district.

Driven by a desire to strengthen Amathole District’s start-up ecosystem and engage the gears of innovation proactively, ASPIRE aims to establish these regional Innovation Hubs called StartupAmathole throughout the Amathole district using cutting-edge frontier technology currently available, such as Blockchain Technology, StartupAmathole will also provide life skills, technical and business training together with business incubation which will form the hub and hive of activities to stimulate job creation, funding initiatives and knowledge sharing.


ADM is currently developing a prototype application that will allow the user (ADM resident) to enable efficient flow of information.