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Access 300k support for your startup


 

Applications for the MTN Solution Space Venture Incubation Program are now open.

Twice a year, we select 10 early-stage startups to participate in a 12-week mentor-led program which takes place from 1 September to 30 November in Cape Town, South Africa. Our Venture Incubation Program (VIP) combines mentorship, workshops and a community of startups in an approach designed to help entrepreneurial teams to test and validate their business models.

The program, valued at approximately R300 000, comprises several elements:

  • Advice from seasoned entrepreneurs, investors and mentors
  • Mentorship
  • Co-working space
  • Bootcamps
  • Skills development from the best business school in Africa
  • Events
  • Advisory services
  • Access to funding
  • Networks
  • Exposure and recognition


What are we looking for?

Startups should be able to demonstrate the following;

  1. Their initial concept demonstrates a deep and intimate understanding of problem and market need and opportunity.
  2. A minimum viable product (MVP) ready to conduct early-market testing and further establish product and market fit.
  3. A team that has the right balance of skills and ability to build, test and deliver.
  4. The founder must be the lead participant and must attend on a full-time basis. This involves being present at the Solution Space for 30+hrs per week during the 12-week program.
  5. The entrepreneurs are hungry, committed, coachable, disciplined doers.
  6. A desire to help other teams and contribute to the community as a whole.

Participants in the program to date include MygrowAgriAppsNeural SenseOneMoolaLast Mile for BoPUtyreChat2BrandFeastFox and PicMe.

“The program helped us to do things more wisely and less expensively, essentially being more successful in less time and at a lower cost.” - Mark Baker, CEO Mygrow

If you are ready and hungry to take your startup to the next level, apply here.

 

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