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University of Cape Town E-Track Program 2022

University of Cape Town Solution Space E-Track Program 2022

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The e-Track Programme is a three-phase early-stage venture acceleration and a capacity-building program for high-impact entrepreneurs in South Africa and beyond.

Individual participants can either explore their own business idea or join an existing venture. The program also serves as a platform for corporate partners to engage and collaborate on specific research and development agendas.

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  • Startups selected to move forward to the Venture Exploitation phase will gain access to technical support and mentorship from field experts to get the guidance needed to accelerate their venture
  • At workshops and clinics, scale-ups learn founder fundamentals and core skills focused on moving the business forward
  • Also, access to pro-bono partners and a network of consultants to support with specialist expertise
  • Teams also have access to the UCT GSB Solution Space’s network of GSB alumni and corporate partners
  •  Moreover, co-working space and regular office hours

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E-Track Program Phase

e-Track is a three-phase venture acceleration program that tackles the various stages of venture building and development:

  1.  5-week Venture Launch course which focuses on validating the venture concept.
  2. 12-week Venture Exploitation course to accelerate the development of the validated venture.
  3. 12-week Venture Scaling course where ventures are supported by ecosystem partners and investors to expand and thrive within their markets


  • innovation-driven and high-impact scale-ups with solutions that are relevant to the African market and with global potential.
  •  both high-impact individuals and teams are eligible.
  • have a working prototype with a minimum feature set ready to conduct early-market testing
  • The idea must have progressed beyond concept and should demonstrate evidence of early market testing, customers, revenues, patents, or intellectual property filings

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How does it work?

  1. Online Application
  2. The UCT GSB Solution Space team reviews the applications and the top scale-ups and individuals complete the Venture Launch Program.
  3. The top 10 scale-ups will participate in the 12-week Venture Exploitation Programme to accelerate the development of their venture.
  4. Finally, Entrepreneurs meet with investors, partners, and market experts throughout partner markets/opcos.



Type of Opportunity Conferences Entrepreneurship Events
Deadline27 April,2022
OrganizerUniversity of Cape Town



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