Entries for the Start-Up Programme opened on Monday, 17 May, and will run throughout the month of June. Young entrepreneurs with ICT businesses still in the startup phase, have an opportunity to apply online to be a part of the two-year programme which offers mentorship, skills development training and much-needed funding support to give their startup the necessary boost needed to grow.
Interested entrepreneurs may enter their business as part of the #MyStartUpMyStory campaign on Instagram, by uploading a video sharing their startup story tagging @InnovatorTrust and using the hashtag #MyStartUpMyStory. The top startup stories will be selected and at the end of the campaign and 10 of the best business entries will be announced as part of the 2021 intake to the Start-Up Programme. The ideal candidate
The Innovator Trust is looking for 10 outstanding youth with innovative ideas based in the digital and technology space, who have taken the first steps to start a business, are registered, have been operating for under two years and are generating revenue up to R100,000 per annum. The message of #MyStartUpMyStory
“We want to engage directly with the entrepreneur who, on their own, have had the courage and grit to start with what they had available, to make their business idea a reality. We want to say to them that we see your effort and as the Innovator Trust, we are here to support you and give their startup the boost and resources they need to build a sustainable business,” shared Tashline Jooste, CEO of the Innovator Trust.
For more information and to apply to the Start-Up Programme, visit https://eruditio.co.za/mystartupmystory/
To participate in the #MyStartUpMyStory campaign, head over to @InnovatorTrust
on Instagram, upload your startup story video explaining why your startup should be chosen for the programme, tagging @InnovatorTrust and using the hashtag #MyStartUpMyStory.