#Africa MIT Global Startup Labs Programme heads for SA


The Johannesburg-based University of Witwatersrand (Wits) has partnered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management to open applications for teams interested in participating in the MIT Global Startup Labs Programme.

The programme, for which applications are open here until May 24, will take place at Tshimologong, Wits University’s digital innovation precinct, on June 24-29.

The intensive programme aims to provide opportunities for participants to learn and experience the process of innovating and building a technology startup.

Through the MIT curriculum, classes will cover how to create a business model and how to develop an app. Each team is required to have at least one technical team member that can code or develop app wireframes.

Tshimologong founder Prof Barry Dwolatzky said applicants would need to exhibit a sense of cohesion, drive, and creativity.

“We are looking for teams of three to five people who either already have a startup idea, or are in the nascent stages of pursuing it already. This is a fantastic opportunity to boost entrepreneurship and technology, which is vital to the development of our local economy,” he said.

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