About

HISTORY

Aurik was born in 2000 from a genesis of starting, investing and building businesses into Assets of Value. We started, built and sold 12 businesses over 8 years. This led to our insight of how to rapidly start, build and grow a business. It informed the business-building methodology on which Aurik Business Accelerator is founded.

Aurik Enterprise Development began in 2004 with the advent of the Codes for Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) in South Africa and is today one of South Africa’s foremost Business Development Support (BDS) agencies in Africa.

AURIK

Every day we work with entrepreneurs in growing businesses, both big and small.We believe that true entrepreneurship is more about attitude and less about business ownership. An entrepreneurial attitude sees opportunity in problems and abundance over scarcity. It drives innovation and raises standards of excellence. It underpins our work in supplier development by building big business through small business to create a vibrant, robust and inclusive South African economy. This ethos underpins our value system and our can-do approach. This is our DNA.

FOUNDERS

Co-founded by Jackie Mathebula, Pavlo Phitidis and Carien Engelbrecht, Aurik Enterprise Development comprises a team of 58 people who are passionately committed to building South Africa by building competitive, vibrant, growing SME’s at scale.

Jackie Mathebula

JACKIE MATHEBULA
Executive Chairman

About Jackie

Carien Engelbrecht

CARIEN ENGELBRECHT
Chief Executive Officer

About Carien

Pavlo Phitidis

PAVLO PHITIDIS
Non-Executive Director

About Pavlo

OUR ASSOCIATES

We work with organisations that share our passion and our purpose.

702 Cape Talk Business Day Enactus

Accreditations

SARS FSB SAVCA

Certification

Aurik Enterprise Development has a Level 2 B-BBEE rating and is majority black owned.

Investors and Subsidiaries

Start-Up South Africa

Start-Up South Africa

A registered Not for Profit Organisation, SUSA was established to build the entrepreneurial and business building skills of young, black youth that hold the potential to start and build businesses in service of communities through the adoption of smart, savvy, technology driven solutions.

LinkMakers Capital

LinkMakers Capital

As a majority black-owned, BEE level 2, Section 12j Venture Capital Company, LinkMakers funds the growth of SME suppliers whilst providing corporate investors with strategic, cashflow and BEE point’s gains.

AURIK ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT HAS A LEVEL 2 BEE RATING AND IS MAJORITY BLACK-OWNED