The University of Cape Town Graduate Business School (UCT, GBS) will admit 10 startups into the Solution Space 12-week Venture Exploitation Programme which officially began on the first day of June.
The programme is supported by MTN Group and rolls out in three phases that cover venture acceleration and capacity building for all high impact ventures. Solution Space offers support to tech-based ventures while stimulating an ecosystem that can leverage MTN’s platforms. 3 of the 10 top startups selected were considered the top 3 ideas from a hackathon run by a messaging app Ayoba. These were Guardian Health, Wenzan, and Little Fish.
Here is brief review of the 10 startups that were admitted to the Solution Space programme.
Little Fish – Online eCommerce platform that helps small businesses with limited capital to enjoy the benefits of the digital economy.
Futures Academy – Online high school offering flexible learning solutions for students from grades 10 to 12.
Wenzan – decentralized video chat app allowing users to video call from any phone browser.
IAfrica – Africa language platform that develops skills in content digital development.
Activity Hub – Marketplace for tours and tour activities offering real-time availability, secure payments and confirmation on online experiences.
CiTTA – Sustainable development data, expert resourcing, and networking platform comprising of a database.
Guardian Health – Booking system linking community clinics and local health workers by providing resource planning.
FynRoot Productions – sells highly specialized pot structures for fynbos plants.
Ikhaya Space – Credit provider to individuals businesses of high net worth.
Go Themba – eco-friendly mobile car wash app.
Solution Space was launched back in 2014 as a research and development platform for corporates and early-stage ecosystem where startups can develop. It has cooperated with MTN Group closely since 2015.