Media Release: App launched to support entrepreneurs in the Western Cape

Media Release: App launched to support entrepreneurs in the Western Cape

For Immediate Release
14 April 2020

On Tuesday, 6 April 2020 a new mobile application (app) called JUMP for Entrepreneurs Smartphone app was launched by the Western Cape Government, which guarantees trusted information, access to business networks, tools and advice to business owners in the Western Cape.

The app was develop by the Western Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism and is designed to be an innovative one-stop-shop of support for existing and potential businesses, with all the resources needed to start, scale and grow a business.  The app will be updated with the latest information on the coronavirus relevant to businesses.

According to the Western Cape Government the app will also offer advice on industry sector experts on regulations, and guidelines to support businesses and their staff at this time, but will also be an invaluable resource into the future.

The Jump for entrepreneurs app is available and free to download on the App Store and Google Play and ‘’offer entrepreneurs a range of fantastic features including a map-driven database of more than 4 000 small businesses and service providers spread across the Western Cape’’.  In other word, an entrepreneur will be able to list his/her business, find other businesses to network with, and support in their area.

Other features available in the app include:

How To – for guidance on starting and running your business

Biz Assist – to find local organisations and businesses to network with

JumpCast – for inspiring talks from experts and other entrepreneurs

JumpStart – a business health check that highlights new opportunities and ideas.

For new information on the JUMP app for entrepreneurs visit