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ANNOUNCED: 15 startups selected for free entrepreneurship programme


To start a business is incredibly difficult especially if you lack access to business networks. These networks are crucial in the beginning phases as it can open the door to things like funding, mentorship, markets, and other benefits of having a network with leaders in the industry. It’s for this reason that the Cape Town Chapter of the Entrepreneur’s Organisation (EO) has launched ‘Bootcamp to Boardroom’ which aims to support young entrepreneurs as they navigate the perilous first three-year phase of their business.

After a rigorous selection process, 15 startups have been chosen to participate in the programme, which kicks off in Cape Town on Wednesday 13 October 2021, and runs for nine months. During this time, they will receive mentorship in all areas of business from marketing and sales to finance, leadership and pitching. To enter, candidates had to show they have the potential to create a social and economic impact in their communities.

‘Bootcamp to Boardroom’ will be run in collaboration with EO Diversity Chair Luvuyo Rani as well Over the Rainbow Foundation and FURTHER which focus on entrepreneurial growth, support, and sustainability.

The Entrepreneur’s Organisation (EO) is a NPO that offers peer-to-peer networking opportunities for entrepreneurs across South Africa and the globe. There are currently 198 chapters in 61 countries worldwide.

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