Cape Town - The fourth instalment of the City of Cape Town’s annual youth entrepreneurial challenge, aimed at giving budding entrepreneurs a hand up, started on Thursday 18 April 2019.
The challenge, in support of youth capacity building and stimulating job creation, gives young entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their ideas.
The #YouthStartCT challenge is an accelerator programme for start-up entrepreneurs, with the main aim to encourage entrepreneurship and contribute to skills development and innovation in Cape Town.
"We want young people to come up with new and innovative entrepreneurial ideas for boosting employment in their communities. We will provide training and development opportunities for start-ups while the winners will be given the chance to partner with the City on projects that will uplift job seekers and provide sustainable employment opportunities," said Mayco Member for Community Services and Health, Zahid Badroodien.
#YouthStartCT aims to provide young Cape Town entrepreneurs with an opportunity to start up or grow their business. The programme supports entrepreneurs in commercialising, expanding as well as monetizing their businesses through their practical training and mentorship programme.