Three exciting opportunities have their deadlines this March! We'd like to encourage entrepreneurs to take a look and apply if there is alignment.
The Hack.Jozi entrepreneurship competition invests R5 million into the development of shortlisted and winning entrepreneurs that use digital solutions to solve problems faced by Joburgers. With a R1 million prize for the winner, you'll want to give this a go if you're in the seed or start-up stage, are based in Johannesburg and your concept or start-up is solving challenges faced by Joburgers. Quite exciting in this competition is that the top 100 will all gain in terms of training and coaching. The deadline is 25 March 2016. Read more.
An exciting new programme is the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge. Its focus is on entrepreneurial teams that are developing digital or smart solutions that address problems faced on the African continent. The challenge targets the African student population because at least one team member out of 2 - 3 team members must be at student or a recent graduate of an African university. Teams across Africa are encouraged to enter. The dealine is 27 March 2016. Read More.
The Tholoana Enterprise Programme is open for applications for its 2016 round. Successful applicants will enjoy expert mentorship, skills training, support with access to markets as well as investment readiness support. This programme particularly encourages business that are run by or support women, youth, people living in rural and / or peri-urban areas and disabled people. The deadline is 31 March 2016. Read More.
The possibilities with these programmes and more are exciting. Entrepreneurship and especially Technology Entrepreneurship provide the opportunity for developing countries to leapfrog into a world where many challenges are solved and life is improved using solutions that match and / or surpass those of the first world. We hope that you or someone you know will take advantage of them.
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