Startupbootcamp Cape Town

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Startupbootcamp Cape Town is a leading accelerator focused on scouting for startups in blockchain, connected devices, payment solutions, capital markets and asset management, integrated supply chain, e-commerce, retailtech, insurtech, alternative financing, identity management, digital connectivity, data and behavioral analytics and enabling technologies.

The accelerator is anchored by leading corporate sponsors BNP Paribas, RCS, and PwC that will support and grow the program and selected startups. Global sponsors include Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Intel, and Cisco.

From a pool of hundreds of applications, Startupbootcamp Cape Town will select the 10 most promising teams, and will provide each team with €15,000, 100+ highly engaged mentors from the FinTech, InsurTech and RegTech industries, free office space, access to funding and a network of industry partners, investors and venture capital firms.

To kick off, startups from all over the world are invited to present their ideas to the Startupbootcamp team at a series of ‘FastTrack’ days between May and July 2017. These FastTracks are being held globally in cities including Accra, Amsterdam, Cairo, Cape Town, Dubai, Johannesburg, Kampala, Lagos, Nairobi, Paris, and Tel Aviv. The program is specifically scouting for startups in blockchain, payment solutions, capital markets and asset management, alternative financing, identity management, data and behavioural analytics and enabling technologies.

Interested teams can apply here!

Key Focus Areas

Alternative Finance


Authentication & Identity Management

Big Data


Capital Markets & Asset Management


Cross-Border Payments


Enabling Technologies

Financial Inclusion

Identity Authentication

Insurance 2.0

Payment Solutions


  • Apr 20

    Applications open

  • Jul 09

    Applications close

  • Aug 07 - 08

    Selection Days

  • Sep 04

    Program begins

  • Nov 30

    Demo Day

What's the Deal?

3-Month Program

An intense 3-month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses.


Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals - from business model canvas, lean methodology to fundraising

Corporate Partners

Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers

Global Network

Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries

Tailored Mentorship

Over 1000 carefully selected mentors who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions

Coworking Space

Free desks for your entire team in a dynamic coworking space for the duration of the 3-month program

Living Expenses

€15K in cash per team to cover living expenses during the program

Perks & Discounts

More than $600K+ in exclusive partner deals from leading technology providers such as Google, Amazon, HubSpot, SendGrid, and others

Alumni Growth Program

Continued post-program support far after the 3-month program through annual alumni only events, deals and tailored introductions

Industry Events

Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading Commerce conferences and events

Investor Access

Meet the most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world

Demo Day

A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees

 Ideal Test Market

CapeTown has a vibrant startup ecosystem. With one of the world's best emerging economies, a high percentage of English speakers, Cape Town is fast becoming one of the most attractive startup hubs in the world. South Africa is the ideal test market to trial new technology and understand customer needs and wants. The public is fast becoming technology oriented, and fast and reliable connectivity is making its mark on the homes in and around Cape Town. The Mother City that is fast becoming the best place to grow your startup. Apply now!

Startupbootcamp NXT

Upon completion of the program, startups will gain access to our extensive Global Alumni network. Furthermore, teams will be invited in our 'SBC NXT' Alumni support program, through which we provide 8 relevant Alumni services throughout the lifetime of the startups and beyond.

What we ask in return

We ask for 8% equity ownership in every startup.


The Startupbootcamp Cape Town office is located on the 4th floor of the Cartel House which operates under Inner City Ideas Cartel. ICIC offers scalable workspace for any startup who needs an office, where you are able to engage and enjoy the presence of like-minded people. Cartel House is aiming to become the startup hub for the city of Cape Town, a place any startup would like to be! Cartel House - 113 Loop St. Cape Town, 8000 South Africa Map

Startupbootcamp Cape Town Team

Philip Kiracofe

Philip Kiracofe

Managing Director
Zachariah George

Zachariah George

Managing Director
Paul Nel

Paul Nel

Head of Corporate Strategy
Elize Nel

Elize Nel

Director of Operations
Rob Spangenberg

Rob Spangenberg

Operations Manager
Patrick de Zeeuw

Patrick de Zeeuw

Ruud Hendriks

Ruud Hendriks

Marc Wesselink

Marc Wesselink


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