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
Authentication & Identity Management
Capital Markets & Asset Management
Aug 07 - 08
What's the Deal?
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
Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers
Unmatched access to a global network of mentors, corporate partners, industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries
Over 1000 carefully selected mentors who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions
Free desks for your entire team in a dynamic coworking space for the duration of the 3-month program
€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
Exclusive opportunities to take part in leading Commerce conferences and events
Meet the most active VCs and Angel investors in your industry from around the world
A day to celebrate your achievements during the program with 400+ investors, corporates, mentors and press attendees
Ideal Test MarketCapeTown 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 NXTUpon 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 returnWe ask for 8% equity ownership in every startup.