ORIBI Village is a GROUPE SOS Pulse non-profit company, promoting social entrepreneurship and positive impact in Cape Town.
It is a local initiative aimed at bringing social entrepreneurs together in the Mother City and its townships, through a physical everyday place for professionals acting for a positive effect on the society.
In other words, ORIBI Village is:
a positive-impact incubator
a collaborative workspace for change-makers
a inspirational venue to amplify a sustainable South African economy
About the group
With its 15,000 employees and 480 structures, GROUPE SOS is one of Europe’s foremost social and societal undertakings. For over 30 years now, GROUPE SOS has been putting economic efficiency at the service of the interests of the general public. In so doing, it provides responses to the issues of today’s society by developing innovative solutions in its five main fields of activity. The actions undertaken by GROUPE SOS have an impact on 1.6 million beneficiaries every year.
GROUPE SOS Pulse is the support and consulting structure of GROUPE SOS. Their objective is to enable the acceleration of projects with big social or environmental impact. To encourage the emergence of high-potential social enterprises, GROUPE SOS Pulse creates and co-manages incubators in France, in Africa, in America and in Asia.
ORIBI Village has a threefold task
By supporting local entrepreneurship with a positive impact on the environment and society
By giving them access to skills (through classes and workshops), mentorship, technologies, and relevant networks
By helping them to grow and amplify their impact sustainably
a conscious community
By bringing change-makers from Cape Town and its townships together to serve South African economies
By providing them working spaces, hands-on support, global & local networking and event opportunities
By creating an “ORIBI spirit”, serving innovative and collaborative positive projects
By hosting a large program of social events (meet-ups, talks, workshops, classes, cocktails…) to nurture and bring together change-makers
By linking public authorities, start-ups, and bigger companies to serve common interests
By inspiring and creating positive local initiatives through these events