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Youth in Business Programme 2020 in South Africa

Youth in Business Programme 2020 in South Africa

Country: South Africa
City: Cape Town
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Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative invites youths to participate in 2020 Youth in Business Programme in South Africa. Moreover, the main aim of this program is to boost the business, business minds and innovative ideas among youths. This session is for the young people to gain an in-depth, hands-on learning experience of the tech tools available to aid in the growth and development of their business. In addition to that, this programme serves skills to young people the skills necessary to improve and grow their businesses to become economically sustainable.

The training session will be on Bandwidth Barn Khayelitsha (Lookout Hill), and the timeline of Youth in Business programme has the following things for participants

  • 10 weekly sessions – 1 x 2 – 3 hours session a week at the Bandwidth Barn Khayelitsha. As part of the programme, the youth are introduced to an extensive, tailored range of powerful online and digital programmes and platforms to support their business activities. Moreover, the areas covered include admin, finance & accounting & tax, e-commerce plugins, graphic design, document management, digital marketing & social media, HR & personality profiling, project management & project communication, legal advice, payments & banking apps.
  • An online programme that will run for 10 months to help you improve your entrepreneurial skills and build your business.
  • Networking opportunities with other businesses, industry experts and coaches to assist you in growing your business.
  • Invitations to ecosystem events and networking opportunities.

Benefits of Youth in Business Programme 2020 in South Africa

The young entrepreneurs will build a network of highly skilled facilitators and mentors with real experience. In addition to that, the session gives them opportunity to become successful entrepreneurs by providing them with a platform to implement efficient systems and processes through the effective usage of tech products and services that enable growth, sustainability and the room to scale.

Each participant will also benefit from CiTi’s ecosystem events and also will have connectivity and access to a co-working space as well as the lab at Khayelitsha Bandwidth Barn.

This program is free as there will be no any cost of participation.

Selection criteria

In order to qualify for the Youth in Business programme 2020 in South Affrica, applicants must have the following criteria:

  • Entrepreneurs must be between 18 and 35 years of age.
  • Business must be 100% Black youth-owned. Similarly, business must be operational (not in ideation phase).
  • Entrepreneurs must reside in the following locations; Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain, Mfuleni, Philippi and Langa, Delft, Eeste river, Macasssar and surrounding areas.
  • Must have a desire to learn and introduce technology into their business. Also, must commit to the full YIB Programme (2-hour weekly training over 10 weeks, followed by 10-month online course).

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Type of Opportunity Entrepreneurship Events
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
OrganizerCape Innovation and Technology Initiative
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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