Techpreneur. Creator. Trailblazer.

  • IBM
  • Sandton, South Africa
  • Sep 14, 2018
Workshops - Courses - Conferences Computer Science Engineering Technology

Description

In their quest to change the ball-game, IBM South Africa has launched the Start-Up Enterprise Development Programme to support SMMEs and techpreneurs who are passionate about moving up the ICT services value chain, but don’t have the financial support and/or infrastructure to do so.

In partnership with Raizcorp, IBM has launched a 12-month business development and entrepreneurial growth Start-Up programme that offers techpreneurs the chance to scale up their businesses in order to be disruptive and innovative.

Criteria to join the programme:

  • Have a registered and active company
  • Preference will be given to enterprises that have a minimum of 30% black women ownership
  • The applicant cannot currently be a beneficiary of another enterprise development programme (e.g. Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, etc.)
  • The applicant cannot be a subsidiary of nor part of a group where the existing majority ownership is a white-owned IT business
  • If the applicant has a direct or indirect business relationship in any manner or form with an IBM competitor, it must be disclosed and reviewed
  • The applicant cannot be in a direct or indirect business relationship in any manner or form with an IBM competitor
  • Where the applicant has a white minority shareholder, such shareholder has to pass an IBM due diligence including a conflict of interest check, IBM competitor affiliation, etc.
  • The applicant may not be insolvent, sequestrated, an unrehabilitated insolvent nor in business rescue
  • The applicant (senior managers, shareholders, etc. representing the company) must not have a criminal record
  • The applicant cannot be on the US Export Regulations Denied Parties list
  • The applicant’s revenue should be less than R20 million per annum
  • Applicant should have an aptitude for selected EDP focus areas (cloud computing; business analytics and optimisation; mobile technologies; social computing and security)
  • Applicant should be in a position to create jobs within the South African market
  • Successful candidates will have passed the IBM selection criteria
  • Preferential access will be granted to graduate (from Aspiring Entrepreneurs Stream) qualifying EMEs and QSEs if a proven market has been established.

Successful applicants will receive access to the following:

  • Expertise in new disruptive technologies like Cloud and Analytics
  • Guidance from hardware and software resellers on how to develop into a credible solutions provider 
  • Access to IBM’s research capabilities and technical resources
  • Support from a dedicated technical IBM coach
  • Business development and personal growth support from Raizcorp
  • Financial support from IBM
 In their quest to change the ball-game, IBM South Africa has launched the Start-Up Enterprise Development Programme to support SMMEs and techpreneurs who are passionate about moving up the ICT services value chain, but don’t have the financial support and/or infrastructure to do so.

In partnership with Raizcorp, IBM has launched a 12-month business development and entrepreneurial growth Start-Up programme that offers techpreneurs the chance to scale up their businesses in order to be disruptive and innovative.

Criteria to join the programme:

  • Have a registered and active company
  • Preference will be given to enterprises that have a minimum of 30% black women ownership
  • The applicant cannot currently be a beneficiary of another enterprise development programme (e.g. Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, etc.)
  • The applicant cannot be a subsidiary of nor part of a group where the existing majority ownership is a white-owned IT business
  • If the applicant has a direct or indirect business relationship in any manner or form with an IBM competitor, it must be disclosed and reviewed
  • The applicant cannot be in a direct or indirect business relationship in any manner or form with an IBM competitor
  • Where the applicant has a white minority shareholder, such shareholder has to pass an IBM due diligence including a conflict of interest check, IBM competitor affiliation, etc.
  • The applicant may not be insolvent, sequestrated, an unrehabilitated insolvent nor in business rescue
  • The applicant (senior managers, shareholders, etc. representing the company) must not have a criminal record
  • The applicant cannot be on the US Export Regulations Denied Parties list
  • The applicant’s revenue should be less than R20 million per annum
  • Applicant should have an aptitude for selected EDP focus areas (cloud computing; business analytics and optimisation; mobile technologies; social computing and security)
  • Applicant should be in a position to create jobs within the South African market
  • Successful candidates will have passed the IBM selection criteria
  • Preferential access will be granted to graduate (from Aspiring Entrepreneurs Stream) qualifying EMEs and QSEs if a proven market has been established.

Successful applicants will receive access to the following:

  • Expertise in new disruptive technologies like Cloud and Analytics
  • Guidance from hardware and software resellers on how to develop into a credible solutions provider 
  • Access to IBM’s research capabilities and technical resources
  • Support from a dedicated technical IBM coach
  • Business development and personal growth support from Raizcorp
  • Financial support from IBM
 In their quest to change the ball-game, IBM South Africa has launched the Start-Up Enterprise Development Programme to support SMMEs and techpreneurs who are passionate about moving up the ICT services value chain, but don’t have the financial support and/or infrastructure to do so.

In partnership with Raizcorp, IBM has launched a 12-month business development and entrepreneurial growth Start-Up programme that offers techpreneurs the chance to scale up their businesses in order to be disruptive and innovative.

Criteria to join the programme:

  • Have a registered and active company
  • Preference will be given to enterprises that have a minimum of 30% black women ownership
  • The applicant cannot currently be a beneficiary of another enterprise development programme (e.g. Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, etc.)
  • The applicant cannot be a subsidiary of nor part of a group where the existing majority ownership is a white-owned IT business
  • If the applicant has a direct or indirect business relationship in any manner or form with an IBM competitor, it must be disclosed and reviewed
  • The applicant cannot be in a direct or indirect business relationship in any manner or form with an IBM competitor
  • Where the applicant has a white minority shareholder, such shareholder has to pass an IBM due diligence including a conflict of interest check, IBM competitor affiliation, etc.
  • The applicant may not be insolvent, sequestrated, an unrehabilitated insolvent nor in business rescue
  • The applicant (senior managers, shareholders, etc. representing the company) must not have a criminal record
  • The applicant cannot be on the US Export Regulations Denied Parties list
  • The applicant’s revenue should be less than R20 million per annum
  • Applicant should have an aptitude for selected EDP focus areas (cloud computing; business analytics and optimisation; mobile technologies; social computing and security)
  • Applicant should be in a position to create jobs within the South African market
  • Successful candidates will have passed the IBM selection criteria
  • Preferential access will be granted to graduate (from Aspiring Entrepreneurs Stream) qualifying EMEs and QSEs if a proven market has been established.

Successful applicants will receive access to the following:

  • Expertise in new disruptive technologies like Cloud and Analytics
  • Guidance from hardware and software resellers on how to develop into a credible solutions provider 
  • Access to IBM’s research capabilities and technical resources
  • Support from a dedicated technical IBM coach
  • Business development and personal growth support from Raizcorp
  • Financial support from IBM

Experience level of the applicant we want

Some work experience, Graduate