The festival, hosted by actress Hlubi Mboya, was held on Saturday at the Music House in Greyville, Durban. It was filled with artists, media personalities and young and local entrepreneurs.
It boasted two coaching sessions featuring DJ Zinhle, Nandi Madida and Gcina Hlophe, who are powerful women in arts. It also featured 18 exhibitions by previous and current social entrepreneurs.
Empowering women at the festival, Madida said young women lacked support for their innovations hence many lived for handouts.
“We have great talent but lack support. It's therefore important that women learn to empower themselves,” she said.
Madida said: “One thing I like about the Red Bull academy is that entrepreneurs come together to socialise - give and acquire skills to improve their businesses."
DJ Zinhle shared Madida’s sentiment and advised social entrepreneurs to invest more time into their businesses to become successful.