Bandwidth Barn and Telkom FutureMakers are inviting budding entrepreneurs with ideas for an ICT startup that could improve the lives of residents in communities to apply for the new InnoTech incubation and acceleration programme.

InnoTech is aimed at stimulating the creation of new businesses and supporting the expansion and growth of existing companies through the uptake of technology and innovation capability.

The programme is looking for black entrepreneurs and black-owned small businesses in web and mobile application development, software development and design and gaming that centre on any of the following four areas:

  • better living
  • sustainable business
  • smart cities
  • a greener planet

Candidates from other ethnic groups are, however, also invited to apply.

Startups who are selected for the InnoTech programme will receive incubation space, mentorship and business training, along with access to markets and potential additional funding through Telkom’s Enterprise Development Fund.

Applications must be submitted on the InnoTech website by the 31st of July; the programme begins in August and runs through until March 2016 at the Bandwidth Barn in Cape Town.

[Source and image – InnoTech]