The Venture Incubation Programme (VIP) is pattern to support startups/Entrepreneurs in building a viable, scalable and extensible creative-driven companies. Startups have exclusive access to lots of resources which includes co-working space, practical learning centers, business experts, mentors, staff advisors, and group of peers to learn, network, collaborate and grow together.
The Venture Incubation Program provide startups with various key significant. We’re located at the central of the V&A Waterfront, where startups contribute significantly to the rapid growth of tech hubs in Africa. We offer proof-of-concept (POC) partnerships opportunities with lots of early-stage investors and our industry partner MTN Group.
MTN Group seek startups that are building a sustainable technology in Africa through digital solutions for agriculture, education, health, fintech, energy and IoT, or developing various digital solutions for religion, sport, news and e-commerce.
The Venture Incubation programme will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 3rd of April to 30th of June 2018. All the lead participant are expected to be physically present throughout the program in Cape-town.
The programme is fully funded by the MTN group and other partners, however, Individual will bear the cost of living and travel expenses themselves.
The Solution Space Waterfront program seek startups that are building digital solutions in all sectors includes health, education, agriculture, fintech, energy IoT, religion, sport, news and e-commerce.
PROTOTYPE / MVP
Many startups/Entrepreneurs enter with early version of products, some sort of business case and few team members with working prototype and little feature set ready to conduct early-market testing to establish product and market fit.
TEAM OF 2+
We do not seek single founders, but teams of two or more with the good skills balance and ability to develop, test and deliver. The founder or shareholder are expected to be the lead participant and must have the capacity to commit fully to the venture incubation program during the whole three months.
MTN INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP
All Selected startups/Entrepreneurs will have exclusive access to MTN APIs, MTN Service Delivery Platform, MTN technical experts and mentors with various kinds of support packages and guidance from our technology partners.
Support from pro-bono partners and a network of consultants with specialist expertise e.g. legal, HR, digital user experience, venture capital.
FEEDBACK & GUIDANCE
Startups/Entrepreneurs receive valuable feedback and guidance from our Entrepreneur-in-Residence and network of experienced mentors and industry partners. Each startup is paired with a mentor for the programme and have access to the Solution Space’s network of GSB alumni and corporate partners.
CO-WORKING & COMMUNITY
Our main target is on developing an exceptional community of entrepreneurs with various calendar of regular events designed to increase a startup’expertise and expand their network. We prioritize group learning and mentoring through access to our co-working space and regular office-hours.
Deadline Date: 28th FEBRUARY 2018
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