The UCT GSB Solution Space, in collaboration with Ayoba, has announced the opening of applications for the latest edition of the e-Track programme. This initiative is designed to support startups across the African continent.

Early-Stage Venture Acceleration

The e-Track programme, managed by UCT GSB Solution Space—a specialized center within the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business—focuses on early-stage venture acceleration and capacity building for high-impact entrepreneurs.

Funding and Objectives

Funded by Ayoba, a super-app aimed at bridging the digital divide in Africa and fostering the growth of small businesses through digitization, the e-Track programme is structured to provide comprehensive support to emerging ventures.

Phase One: Venture Launch

The first phase, known as the Venture Launch programme, is dedicated to validating the venture concept. This phase is suitable for participants interested in developing both for-profit and non-profit scale-ups. Upon successful completion, participants receive a UCT GSB certificate and the opportunity to pitch for entry into the second phase.

Phase Two: Venture Acceleration

In phase two, only 15 startups are selected to proceed. This phase focuses on accelerating the development of validated ventures and culminates in a pitch day. During this event, startups present their ventures to a room full of potential investors, venture capitalists, and capacity builders, aiming to secure the support needed to elevate their business to new heights.

How to Apply

Applications for the first phase of the e-Track programme are open until June 30. Interested entrepreneurs and startups can apply here.