MEDO offers ‘trip-of-a-life-time’ to ICT entrepreneurs


Between MEDO(Micro Enterprise Development Organisation) and BT (British Telecom) Global Services, 11 entrepreneurial businesses have the opportunity to get training as well as exposure to business and investment partners at the International Trade Programme this November.

Entrepreneurs, who have small businesses operating within the Information, Communication and Technology sectors, are invited to apply for the next International Trade Programme. All entries will be evaluated and the selected entrepreneurs will be placed on the programme. Those who triumph during ‘bootcamp’ will go on the next trade visit to the UK in November 2013.

Apart from exposure and the “trip-of-a-life-time,” chosen applicants will be given a Foundation Business Skills Programme, fixed and mobile Walk-In Centres that offers entrepreneurs free access to computer, internet and telephone services, weekly networking events as well as assistance to entrepreneurs looking to establish their businesses.

The philosophy behind this trip is said to “create an entrepreneurial ecosystem where different role players work together to create an effective support system to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.”

This initiative share the same motives behind the partnership Ventureburn reported a few weeks ago. The partnership between The University of Stellenbosch Business School’s Executive Development (USB-ED) and Micro Enterprise Development Organisation (MEDO) aims to bridge the gap between the previously disadvantaged and quality tertiary education.

In addition, the Stellenbosch University Business School will offer a week long training session where the entrepreneurs are exposed to the Executive Development programme. This programme is mainly aimed at preparing potential applicants.

This is part of MEDO’s initiative to support organizations involved in “ED (Enterprise Development)Enterprise Development (ED) strategies, operational roll-out plans and other related advisory services to support their BBBEE and broader investment priorities.”

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