Startupbootcamp us a way for startups to meet with people from the tech industry. Photo: Facebook
DURBAN - Durban will play host to the Startupbootcamp FastTrack event where startups will have the opportunity to meet with the SBC Africa team.

The Startupbootcamp (SBC) FastTrack event will also give startups the opportunity to connect with mentors and sponsors.

For each FastTrack, the top 10 startups that apply, will receive instant feedback from a panel of industry mentors and the will be able to network with the SBC investment team and get more information about the programme itself.

Attending the FastTrack event can benefit startups by offering them valuable feedback from mentors and experts.

The startups will be able to engage with the SBC global community and meet with industry executives to get exposure to worldwide opportunities.

Startups that attend FastTrack will also be added to the SBC Cape Town watch list, which will increase their chances of being chosen for the final programme by 20%.

According to Zachariah George, the Chief Investment Officer and co-founder of SBC Africa, various mentors and sponsors will be attending FastTrack and each startup will have a 20-minute session with each sponsor and mentor group after they have pitched their product or idea.

In the 20-minutes the startup will receive advice and guidance from key leaders in the tech startup ecosystem and innovation space.

Although the event will include investors, entrepreneurs will formally meet investors after FastTrack during the accelerator program.

Some of the sponsors Startupbootcamp include RCS, Woolworths Financial Services, PriceWaterhouse Cooper and Old Mutual.

According to George, Startupbootcamp is the leading multi-corporate backed and mentor-driven global tech accelerator programme in Africa.

Each year they run a 3-month intense accelerator program in Cape Town in partnership with some of the leading corporations that are focused on African innovation.