DURBAN – The Explore Data Science Academy (EDSA) in partnership with AlphaCode, have announced a 12-month data science and business skills programme for 20 aspiring South African future fintech entrepreneurs.
The candidates that are selected for the programmes will go through an intensive six-month data science-training programme, where they will learn how to design a 10X business along with the important digital skills that they will need to build a fintech organisation.
After the data science programme, the candidates will move onto doing three-months of business skills training, learning how to execute a 10X business strategy and to build a fintech startup.
Alpha Code is a fintech division of Rand Merchant Investments (RMI) and the course will be sponsored by RMI. The course is offered to the candidates at no cost. Included in the sponsorship is a stipend, for major living expenses during the year.
Dominique Collett, Head of AlphaCode and Senior Investment Executive at RMI said, "The EXPLORE 10X programme, developed by the EDSA team, provides AlphaCode access to young, bright, future fintech entrepreneurs with great ideas, which AlphaCode can then help grow their businesses and the economy at the same time".