Due Date: October 5, 2018

Applications are open for the IBM South Africa/Tshimologong Digital Development Start-up Velocity Program 2018 IBM South Africa, through its Equity Equivalence Financial Investment Program (EEIP) together with Tshimologong Digital Development Precinct have actually created a program to allow the velocity of Development Phase Tech and Digital Startups.

The Start-up Velocity effort remains in the format of a Bootcamp to allow advancement through a series of brief, extensive and extensive modules and a financial investment in the effective Start-up to development (resources, facilities and innovation). The Bootcamp includes modules on numerous Organisation and Innovation subjects targeted at Startups.


  • Once the Bootcamp is total, a round of pitching for a financial investment of approximately R500 k in services occurs.


  • Business needs to be functional, a going issue and commercially sustainable and feasible;-LRB- **************).
  • Business is an innovation focused Start-up– i.e. a small/medium sized service that takes an innovation service/product (hardware or software application) to the marketplace;-LRB- **************).
  • Business is 51% black-owned and handled;-LRB- **************).
  • The candidate is associated with business’s day-to-day operations and management on a full-time basis, and is not utilized by other organisation or Organ of State;-LRB- **************).
  • Business is signed up and locateded, within the borders of South Africa;-LRB- **************).
  • Business remains in the early/mid phases of development (older than one year);-LRB- **************).
  • Business can not be presently taking part on other Business Advancement program at IBM or at any of its rivals;-LRB- **************).
  • The candidate should state if they are a relative or direct partner of an IBM staff member consisting of the nature of the relationship;-LRB- **************).
  • Organisations that are a franchise or NPOs (Non-Profit Organisation) or NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisation) are not qualified to take part.


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