E-Track – 2023

UCT GSB Solution Space


About the program

Run in partnership with ayoba, the e-Track Program is a two-phase early-stage venture acceleration and a capacity-building program for high-impact entrepreneurs in South Africa and beyond. Taking a high-touch scale-up approach, the program is designed to support teams build scalable businesses with international potential. Individual participants can either explore their own business idea or join an existing venture. The program also serves as a platform for corporate partners to engage and collaborate on specific research and development agendas.

e-Track is a two-phase venture acceleration program, tackling the various stages of venture building and development.

  • Phase one is the 5-week Venture Launch course which focuses on validating the venture concept.
  • Phase two is the 12-week Venture Exploitation course which is aimed at accelerating the development of the validated venture.

Who should apply

  • High Impact Individuals & Scale-ups
  • Individuals & Teams
  • Prototype / MVP
  • Opportunity & Traction

Program benefits

AYOBA Industry partnership
ayoba is a free messaging app & more, designed by Africans for Africans. Startups selected to move forward to the Venture Exploitation phase will gain access to technical support and mentorship from field experts to get the guidance needed to accelerate their venture.

Capacity building
We apply a learning-by-doing approach. At workshops and clinics, scale-ups learn founder fundamentals and core skills focused on moving the business forward. Scale-ups apply what they learn through practical outcomes from each session.

Advisory services
Access to pro-bono partners and a network of consultants to support with specialist expertise e.g. legal, HR, digital user experience, venture capital.

Feedback & Guidance
Scale-ups receive valuable feedback and guidance from our team and a network of experienced mentors and industry partners. Teams also have access to the UCT GSB Solution Space’s network of GSB alumni and corporate partners.

Co-working & Community
We focus on building a vibrant community of entrepreneurs and offer a calendar of regular events designed to increase a team’s knowledge and expand their network. We prioritize peer learning and mentoring through access to our co-working space and regular office-hours.


March 29, 2023
Organizer(UCT) Solution Space
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Targets Africa
Sectors Sector agnostic