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Wits to host MIT course on innovating and building a tech start-up

Wits University, in conjunction with MIT Sloan School of Management, has opened applications for teams interested in participating in the MIT Global Start-up Labs Programme. Taking place at Tshimologong, Wits University’s Digital Innovation Precinct from 24 June – 29 July, this intensive programme will provide opportunities for participants to learn and experience the process of innovating and building a technology start-up.

JCSE director and Tshimologong founder, Prof Barry Dwolatzky, says that applicants 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 start-up 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 says that 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 wire frames.

To be accepted into the programme each team member must complete one application (http://bit.ly/2pLVz1j) and once accepted, each team will receive an email confirming their acceptance. Entries close on 24 May and all successful teams will be notified by 9th June 2017.

For information on the MIT Global Start-up Labs Programme visit https://www.facebook.com/mitgslsa/. If you have any queries, please email SouthAfricaGSL@gmail.com.

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Efo Korsi Senyo has over 4 years experience working as investigative journalist with Awake Africa. He is the Head of Awake Investigates. Connect with him via senyo@awakeafrica.com or WhatsApp: +233249155003