Cape start-ups set for major makeover

March 17, 2016 1:40 pm1 commentViews: 12

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CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – SOME business from the Western Cape are set for a major transformation following a partnership between Telkom FutureMakers and Cape Town’s Bandwidth Barn.

The five businesses, created that less than six months ago, have been developed by InnoTech, a Telkom-funded 20-week programme focusing on web and mobile applications development, software development and design, and gaming.

The initiative, facilitated by the Bandwidth Barn, aims to stimulate new business creation and support the expansion and growth of existing companies through the uptake of technology and innovation capability.

FutureMakers is Telkom’s enterprise and supplier development programme.

Ian Russell, Chief Administration Officer at Telkom, said through the FutureMakers programme, Telkom was making a significant long-term investment in the future of South Africa.

“By encouraging the uptake of technology within small businesses, with initiatives such as InnoTech, we can build a more innovative economy that drives job creation and sustainable growth,” said Russell.

Bandwidth Barn’s Innovation Programme Manager, Michelle Matthews, said they provided the business owners with the right foundation upon which to grow their businesses.

“We look forward to watching their successes, in years to come,” said Matthews.

Entries for the next 20-week programme will open on 5 April.

CAJ News

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