The E-Track Programme, run by UCT GSB Solution Space in partnership with ayoba, has moved to the second phase, with fifteen startups.
The E-track Program is a three-phase venture acceleration program aimed at high-impact individuals, aspiring entrepreneurs, and experienced entrepreneurs.
Venture Launch is the first phase, which focuses on validating the venture concept; phase two focuses on accelerating up the development of the validated venture; and phase three focuses on scaling ventures with the support of partners and investors.
Fifteen startups have been selected to move to the Venture Exploitation round of the program. These startups are based all around Africa, with teams from Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritius, and South Africa among them.
They include ed-tech startup Qataloog, digital bookstore Kelo, fitness marketplace Forte, analytics suite PageBeats, waste plastic trading platform Wastebase DEAL, donation-based crowdfunding platform for students GoShare, and Laduma Analytics, which enables data-driven storytelling and performance analysis for South African professional football.
The list is completed by merchandise platform Fan Base, investment startup SuM 1, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding platform an Angel, recommendations platform Amelyia App, gaming startup Dynasto, wellness and beauty startup The Beauty Network, and agri company Allan Farm Co-op.
The programme has commenced and will be concluded in early 2022.