First Fast-Track events in Africa
One of the most influential global innovation accelerators, Startupbootcamp, has launched its first African-based programme. Starting in September 2017 and led by seasoned innovation experts, Zachariah George, Philip Kiracofe, and Paul Nel, a 3-month intense “bootcamp” will take place in Cape Town, South Africa to scale selected top startups.
(From left to right) Startupbootcamp co-MD Zachariah George, Minister Alan Winde, SBC CT co-MD, Philip Kiracofe.
Innovators and entrepreneurs around the world can apply to participate from now until 9 July 2017. Ahead of the application deadline, 16 FastTrack events will be held all over the globe for the local talent to present their ideas to the Startupbootcamp Cape Town team and sponsors for pre-application advice and feedback. The South African FastTracks will be held in Cape Town (11 May) and Johannesburg (18 May) and hosted by sponsors RCS and PWC respectively. The 10 most promising teams will be selected from a pool of hundreds of applicants and provided with EUR 15,000, 100+ highly engaged industry mentors, free office space, access to funding and a network of industry partners, investors and venture capital firms.
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