What if we were to challenge “business as usual”? What if there was a space that existed between business and education – where learning meets action and practical solutions meet real world challenges? It was from these questions that the Solution Space was born through a partnership with the MTN Group at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. Started in 2014, we seek to inspire, nurture and equip the next generation of leaders to build a better future. Through learning, venturing and exchanging, these leaders will turn extraordinary ideas into reality – changing the world around them and challenging others to do the same.

Nest partners with MTN Solution Space to launch a 2-day bootcamp for mobile tech startups in Cape Town. The bootcamp was designed to create a platform to bring startups together with telecoms from across Africa for potential integration opportunities.

Application Deadline: 6th November, 2016
Cohort announcement – 11th November 2016

The Bootcamp holds from 14th November to 16th November, 2016.
Day 1: Trends and Strategy
Day 2: Partnership and fundraising
Day 3: Demo day

Eligible Countries: African countries
Program Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Eligibility:
We are looking for startups with focus but not limited to mobile commerce, entertainment, and financial management with potential integration and potential to run proof of concepts pilots with Telcos from across Africa.

Benefits of Programme:
Network: Great opportunity to meet and network with other entrepreneurs in who may be focusing on mobile technology as well.
Pitch: Showcase your solutions and pitch at AfricaCom – the continent’s leading platform for networking, business development and showcasing within the telecoms, ICT and digital landscape.
Learn: Learn from the best in class and industry – great lineup of speakers, mentors and world class coaches.
Solutions: Drive adoption of innovative solution
Partner: Develop partnerships to scale
Funding: Access to funding and resources to scale your startup

Application Page