The UCT GSB Solution Space, in collaboration with ayoba, has opened applications for the latest edition of the e-Track programme, designed to support startups from across the African continent.

About the e-Track Programme

The e-Track programme is an early-stage venture acceleration and capacity-building initiative aimed at high-impact entrepreneurs. It is run by the UCT GSB Solution Space, a specialized centre within the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, and is funded by ayoba, a super-app aimed at reducing the digital divide in Africa and accelerating the growth of small businesses.

Programme Phases

Phase One: Venture Launch Programme

  • Focus: Validating the venture concept.
  • Participants: Suitable for individuals developing both for-profit and non-profit scale-ups.
  • Outcome: Successful participants will receive a UCT GSB certificate and an invitation to pitch for Phase Two.

Phase Two: Venture Acceleration

  • Selection: Only 15 startups will be selected from those who completed Phase One.
  • Objective: Accelerate the development of validated ventures.
  • Culmination: A pitch day where startups present to potential investors, venture capitalists, and capacity builders.

Application Details

  • Deadline for Phase One Applications: June 30.
  • Application Link: Apply Here

This programme offers a significant opportunity for early-stage entrepreneurs to validate their concepts, receive mentorship, and gain exposure to potential investors, providing a pathway to scale their ventures and create lasting impact.

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