The start of our journey
Empire Partner Foundation (EPF) is a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) which was established in July 2016. Its mandate was to host and implement social and economic development opportunities and initiatives that will result in a positive social change and public benefit.
EPF identifies key challenges within NPO’s. These key challenges are donor-driven dependencies upon which most NPO’s operate and survive. Our objective was to promote sustainable development for NPO’s beyond donor funding. An example of such initiative was our engagement with the New Jerusalem children’s home, located in Midrand, Johannesburg.
Our Transition to the Innovation Tech Hub
In February 2019, EPF undertook a review of all its projects and initiatives. A clear feature from our review was the need to adopt technology as a key driver in addressing national challenges that most NPO’s are responding to. This resulted in EPF adopting ICT Solutions as our strategy to address targeted challenges that face our society.
The tech hub is comprised of mainly South Africans who are currently studying and social entrepreneurs. Their mandate is to identify 10 key challenges within South African society and use tech innovation to address these challenges. The team is supported by a number of industry experts and advisors. The EPF Tech Hub is also partnering with leading universities in South Africa and a number of global social innovation agencies.