UCT GSB Solution Space and ayoba have opened applications for the latest edition of the e-Track programme, aimed at supporting startups from across the continent.
Run by UCT GSB Solution Space – a specialised centre of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business – the e-Track programme is an early-stage venture acceleration and capacity-building programme for high-impact entrepreneurs.
Funded by ayoba, a super-app built to narrow the digital divide in Africa for users while accelerating the digitisation and growth of small businesses, the e-Track programme has two distinct phases.
Phase one is the Venture Launch programme, which focuses on validating the venture concept and is appropriate for participants that have or want to develop both for-profit and non-profit scale-ups.
All who successfully complete phase one will receive a UCT GSB certificate and be invited to pitch for phase two, where only 15 startups are selected. Phase two is aimed at accelerating the development of the validated venture and culminates in a pitch day, where ventures pitch to a room full of potential investors, venture capitalists and capacity builders that could take the startup to even greater heights.
Applications for phase one, which begins in late-April, are open here until March 29.