Cape Town-based incubator, the Bandwidth Barn has partnered with mobile network operator, Telkom, to launch the InnoTech incubation and acceleration programme, opening applications to startups focused on Better Living, Sustainable Business, Smart Cities and Greener Planet.
The InnoTech accelerator is the first programme of Bandwidth Barn‘s three-year multimillion rand partnership with Telkom, which aims at developing and operating accelerator programmes for tech entrepreneurs.
The programme incorporates entrepreneurship and enterprise development, focusing on web and mobile applications development, software development and design and gaming.
InnoTech incubation and acceleration programme will run until March 2016, and is open to small businesses with big ideas, and talented teams that can use the power of ICT for good, such as gaming for improved matric maths scores, smart grids for renewable energy integration, optimised video for community news, and real-time data for disaster management.
Selected startups will receive professionally serviced office space and connectivity, mentorship and business training, access to markets and additional funding via Telkom’s Enterprise Development Fund.