Startups & SMME’s

Networking & community
(access-to-market tools)
  • The Hookup Dinner (THUD community platform complete with elevator pitch competitions & networking)
  • THUDcampustours - a youth focussed programme targeting enterprising students in tertiary institutions
  • THUDfest - an annual festival connecting Africa’s best enterprising young minds over 3 days of pitch competitions, shared knowledge and insights as well as celebration of the entrepreneurial journey through collaborators
(product & customer development)
  • Business modelling
  • Innovation
  • THUDbootcamps - 2 day training & development business development interventions
  • THUDide8 - 12 month virtual incubation programme aimed at building investable & sustainable enterprises
(financial & non-financial)
  • Enterprise Development
  • PR & Media Placement Opportunities
  • Capital Injection
  • Business Development Support


We enable organizations (Public & Private Sector, Foundations), large and small to access a well-profiled, vetted community of entrepreneurs and professionals

  • A brand placement opportunity to connect with SME’s and working professionals
  • Enterprise and Supplier Development partnership opportunities


Initiatives we offer to start up ventures

  • Access to contract financing through stokvels. A community crowd-funding approach using a verified list of stokvels
  • Access to work/play travel opportunities across Africa where THUD has a presence
  • An opportunity for entrepreneurs to build a profile for collaborative and access to new markets opportunities

We would like to meet you.


Lifesgud Global Investments (Pty) Ltd, The Liberty, 17 Wolmarans Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2001
+27 11 039 6121