Aspire Solutions is giving back because we believe that the only way we can grow in this country is if everyone is lifted up and looked after.  And so we’re getting back to basics with two drives to help out those who are battling with getting even the most fundamental needs fulfilled. We have involved our whole team because we all feel passionate about doing what needs to be done.

First, we have a Sandwich Drive happening in the Cape Flats areas.  The Aspire management and staff are all pitching in to help make sandwiches to feed families in areas like Bridgetown and Silvertown.   This week we started with Blossom Street Primary School and we intend to grow from here.  Going forward, we are calling for donations for as little as R10 to buy one loaf of bread to make sandwiches and we are appealing for people to start their own sandwich-making initiatives.  You can contact Aspire for more information and drop-off points.

Then in support of Sister Basha and the Legacy Programme for Girls, we have a Giving Box Drive that we are challenging all our partners, other businesses and individuals to join.  There are foster homes in Langa and Dunoon who are appealing for us to assist them with clothes and non-perishables.  We encourage business, sports clubs, schools and individuals to have a container available for staff and members to drop in items of food and clothing. You can drop off the boxes at our offices in Newlands, Cape Town, or contact Sister Basha for other collection points.

Support these drives.  Let’s do the work that needs to be done.



1. Who is eligible to enter the Grow 20 series competition?

The competition is open to tech startups that are registered and have been in operation for at least 1 year. Employees of Aspire solutions and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the Grow 20 series.

2. How can I enter the Grow 20 series competition?

To enter the competition, create a video about your business and submit it through the submission page on our website after completing the entry form. The video must not be longer than 5 minutes.

3. What should be included in the video submission?

  • The video must include an introduction to your startup.
  • Your core product or service.
  • Why do you believe your startup deserves to win?
  • What the money would do for your business.

4. When is the deadline for submissions/ the end of the competition?

The deadline for video submissions and the end of the competition is on 31st August, 2024.

5. How will the winner be selected?

The winner will be selected based on innovation and the potential impact of the cash injection on the startup. A panel of judges from Aspire Solutions will review all submissions.

6. When will the winner be announced?

The winner will be announced on 1st September on our social media platforms: Instagram and Linkedin.

7. What is the prize?

The winning startup will receive a cash injection of R20 000 and mentorship from Aspire Solutions.

8. Can I submit more than one video?

Each startup is limited to ONLY one video submission.

9. What format should the video be in?

The video should be in MP4 format and must not exceed 100mb in size.

10. How will my video be used?

By entering the competition, you agree that Aspire Solutions may use your video for promotional purposes on our website and social media channels.