The Hive is a community of entrepreneurs and creatives in Johannesburg, South Africa designed to support initiatives, facilitate collaboration and bring truly revolutionary pieces of work into the world.
The Hive belongs to game-changers; whether it’s innovative new products, completely new sales channels, initiatives with the potential to massively impact communities or pieces of content that tell your story your way, The Hive community is built to make revolutions happen.
We will help you make the right connections to take you initiative far and wide. The Hive community is one that continuously shares, collaborates and grows. We have created an environment in which every bit of learning and wisdom is free and easy to access.
Whether it’s finance, kit, stock, workspace technology or infrastructure we ensure that the right assets are at your disposal.
We work with every member closely to ensure we provide the support, coaching and training needed to make their initiative successful.
In return, every member must give something back to both The Hive community and the wider community in their city.
Our 2015 founders are a mix of creative’s, artists, photographers, publishers, designers, film makers, producers, musicians and entrepreneurs, all with a passion to get both their own ideas away and to come together to help others do the same
Independents United was born as a network of diverse entrepreneurs, working together for 10 years to make revolutions happen.
A leader in the corporate-startup partnership space, Independents United actively seeks out and invests in innovative leaders, startups and companies that have a clear purpose and mission to shape powerful change in a rapidly evolving world full of potential, transforming existing industries and laying claim to the markets of the future.
Independents United is currently invested in over 20 revolutionary companies.
Creative Nestlings is an award-winning young African creative network and innovation studio that connects & nurtures young African creatives.
With an ethos focused on nurturing a curious, creative, innovative and entrepreneurial mind-set among the youth of this continent over the past three years they have forged strong relationships with young creatives, corporates, government agencies and regional bodies to harness the underutilized social and economic value of creativity.
Blacknation is a digital media and content strategy start-up with their headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa.
With a focus on establishing brands, digital or traditional media platforms and content with long-lasting impact their vision is to become a voice that resonates with the Pan African youth across the globe.
Media platforms include Blacknation Digital, Blacknation Magazine and Blacknation Television.
Blacknation Media is a subsidiary of YouthContent Communciations Pty (Ltd).
J&B’s tale is one forever challenging convention; their history rooted in romantic ambition and entrepreneurial innovation. J&B’s reputation of doing things their own way inspired their style, built an empire and immortalised their pioneers.
At the heart of this was a young salesman and a big leap of faith for J&B. Eddie Tatham, initially imprisoned for smuggling J&B into the country during Prohibition, went on to use every channel available to put J&B in the hands of the rich and famous. Eddie created the J&B lifestyle and helped it grow into biggest whisky brand in the country.
J&B has almost always been in the hands of people ready to do things different. Now, centuries later, it’s time to invest in others who share the same spirit.
Collaborate with everyone around you, don’t compete – the more you give, the more you’ll get back. Treat people with trust and respect and you’ll travel further together
It’s yours – so use it to make your business even better and use your business to make The Hive even better too.
Always look at the possible solutions, not the visible problems – there is always a way. If you’re stuck, ask for help from other members. Don’t talk about things, just do them.
Get online, be at all the events, build your network, shout about your work – it’s brilliant and everyone should know about it
You’ll never know everything, so learn as much as you can from the network around you. And share your knowledge too, others will benefit from it
I’m honoured and extremely grateful that The Hive believes in my vision and that they are helping me in all the ways they can,to turn my dreams into reality.