CiTi opens applications for Top Tech Tools for Women In Business programme

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) is calling on women founders and company heads to apply for the incubator’s 10-week long Top Tech Tools for Women in Business programme.

The free programme, which kicks off on 19 September at the Khayelitsha Bandwidth Barn, is aimed at women founders and CEOs from the Western Cape between the ages of 25 and 50.

CiTi entrepreneur development programme co-ordinator Nobuzwe Dolophini says the programme is designed to equip women with the knowledge, tools and “strategic mindset” to effectively integrate technology into their business.

“We start from the basics of why and where you need a digital tool to improve your business,” says Dolophini. She adds that by the end of the programme the women would have been able to devise a strategy on how to incorporate technology into their business.

CiTi’s Top Tech Tools for Women in Business programme is designed to equip women-led businesses to succeed in the digital economy

Topics to be covered by the programme — which will be facilitated by business leaders and industry experts — include financial management systems, cloud computing and social media marketing.

In addition, participants also stand to benefit from CiTi’s networking and coaching opportunities, as well as access to events and further support.

In order to be considered for the programme, applicants must have a registered business that has been running for at least a year. Applicants are also required to employ a minimum of one employee.

Applications are open for women from Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain, Philippi, Langa or any of the surrounding Cape Flats areas — although their businesses can operate in any Cape Town area.

The application process itself will require that applicants submit documents that include: a tax clearance, CIPC company registration, BBBEE affidavit and a company profile.

CiTi, in partnership with the City of Cape Town has so far run six cohorts of the programme, training over 200 female entrepreneurs in four years.

Learn more and apply here.



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