Software Deadline: September twenty seventh 2021
Run in partnership with Ayoba , the E-Track Programme is a three-phase early stage enterprise acceleration and a capability constructing programme for top impression entrepreneurs in South Africa and past. Taking a high-touch scale-up strategy, the actual programme is designed to assist groups construct scalable companies with worldwide potential. Particular person individuals can both discover their very own enterprise thought or be part of an current enterprise. The programme additionally serves as a platform for company companions to have interaction and collaborate on particular analysis and growth agendas.
E-Observe is a three-phase enterprise acceleration program, tackling the varied phases of enterprise constructing and growth.
- Part one is the 5-week Enterprise Launch course which focuses on validating the enterprise idea.
- Stage two is the 12-week Enterprise Exploitation program which is geared toward accelerating the event of the validated enterprise.
- Part three is the 12-week Enterprise Scaling course the place ventures are supported by ecosystem companions and buyers to develop plus thrive inside their markets.
HIGH IMPACT INDIVIDUALS & SCALE-UPS
MTN Answer Area e-Observe is on the lookout for innovation-driven along with excessive impression scale-ups with options which might be related to the African market and with world potential.
INDIVIDUALS & TEAMS
MTN Answer Area e-Observe is on the lookout for each excessive impression people and groups. Particular person individuals can both discover their very own enterprise thought or be part of an current enterprise.
PROTOTYPE / MVP
A lot of the scale-ups enter with some type of enterprise case, early model of a product and a few group members. They’ve a working prototype with a minimal function set able to conduct early-market testing to additional set up product and market match.
OPPORTUNITY & TRACTION
The preliminary thought growth demonstrates deep and intimate understanding of the issue and market want or alternative. The thought will need to have progressed past idea and will reveal proof of early market testing, prospects, revenues, patents and even mental property filings.
AYOBA INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP
Ayoba is mostly a free messaging app & extra, designed by Africans for Africans. Startups chosen to maneuver ahead to the Enterprise Exploitation part will achieve entry to technical assist and even mentorship from discipline consultants to get the steering wanted to speed up their enterprise.
We apply a learning-by-doing strategy. At workshops along with clinics, scale-ups be taught founder fundamentals and moreover core abilities centered on shifting the enterprise ahead. Scale-ups apply what they be taught via sensible outcomes from every session.
Entry to pro-bono companions and a community of consultants to assist with specialist experience e. g. authorized, HR, digital consumer expertise, enterprise capital.
FEEDBACK & GUIDANCE
Scale-ups obtain invaluable suggestions and help from our group together with a community of skilled mentors and trade companions. Groups even have entry to the UCT GSB Answer Area’s community of GSB alumni and company companions.
CO-WORKING & COMMUNITY
We concentrate on constructing a vibrant neighborhood of entrepreneurs and supply a calendar of normal occasions designed to extend a group’s data and develop their very own community. We prioritize peer studying to not point out mentoring via entry to our co-working house and common office-hours.
1 . ONLINE APPLICATION
People & scale-ups submit functions on-line, earlier than the preliminary begin date of every E-Observe Programme.
2 . PRE-SELECTION: 5 WEEK VENTURE LAUNCH PROGRAMME
The UCT GSB Answer Area group evaluations the functions and the highest scale-ups and people full the Enterprise Launch Programme. The 5-week coaching and preparation programme goals to validate the enterprise likelihood and the group.
3. 12 WEEK VENTURE EXPLOITATION PROGRAMME
The highest 10 scale-ups are chosen to take part within the 12-week Enterprise Exploitation Programme to speed up the event of their enterprise. That is achieved via a excessive contact scale-up course of that goals to concretize the product and safe buyer buy-in.
4. VENTURE SCALING PROGRAMME
The final a part of the programme goals to scale the enterprise all through the companion markets and in addition past. The method is facilitated by merchants, the companion in addition to topic consultants, corresponding to a authorized group, tech group and enterprise growth group. Entrepreneurs meet with buyers, lovers and market consultants all through companion markets/opcos.
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