MTN Venture Incubation Programme for founders building viable and scalable digital startups

Applications Open from 1st February – 28th February 2018
Start Date: 3rd April 2018
End Date: 30th June 2018
Location: Solution Space Waterfront, Cape Town South Africa

The Venture Incubation Programme (VIP) in partnership with MTN GROUP is designed to provide a supportive ecosystem to help startups build viable and scalable innovation-driven companies.Startups have access to a range of resources including co-working space, practical learning clinics, mentors, weekly check-ins and staff advisors, and a community of peers who learn and grow together.

The VIP offers startups several key advantages. They’re located in the heart of the V&A Waterfront, where startups are on the doorstep of Africa’s fastest growing tech hub. They offer proof-of-concept (POC) collaboration opportunities with  industry partner MTN Group and a pool of early-stage investors.

MTN Group is looking for startups that are either building a sustainable Africa through digital solutions for health, education, agriculture, fintech, energy and IoT, or enabling businesses through digital solutions for religion, sport, news and e-commerce.

+ Digital startup with focus on either Fintech, HealthTech, EdTech, AgTech, E-Commerce, Energy, IoT, Sport, News, Religion
+ A Minimum Viable Product (MVP) that has demonstrated demand and ready to further establish product/market fit
+ Team must contain at least two members, and has the right balance of skills/ability to build, test and deliver
+ Founder must be the lead participant and the whole team attend on full-time basis (present at the Solution Space 30+hrs/week during the 12 week program from 3 April – 30 June 2018)
+ Entrepreneurs are hungry, committed, disciplined, doers, and coachable
+ A desire to help other teams and contribute to the community as a whole

+ Applicants submit online application by 28 February 2018.
+ The Selection Committee reviews the applications and the top 20-30 startups are selected to participate in a five-day design sprint to assess the fundamentals of the business and the team. NB! Applicants should be able to attend this bootcamp in Cape Town, South Africa between 12 – 16 March 2018. Applicants are expected to cover their own costs associated with travel, accommodation.
+ The top 10-15 startups from the bootcamp are selected to participate in the three-month Venture Incubation Programme in Cape Town, South Africa between 3 April – 30 June 2018.

If this is you, submit an application!Click on the link below:

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For further information contact:
Gcobisa Maqanda on +27 (0)21 406 1430 or

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This platform seeks to fill the knowledge and awareness gap regarding youth projects being implemented in the 47 counties in Kenya. It also highlights projects focusing on youth being implemented in 47 counties in Kenya by the national government,county governments,donor agencies,civil society organisations (CSOs),Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs),Donor Agencies,Community Based Organisations (CBOs),private sector and individuals and their impact to the communities. The projects lie within the social pillar,economic pillar and political pillar as enshrined in Vision 2030. Email: Facebook Page: Youth Projects Kenya Twitter : @YouthProjects

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