South African technology companies have been invited to apply to take part in the International Trade Programme, allowing selected parties to attend a six-day business bootcamp in June.
The initiative, which is organised by British Telecom (BT) Global Services and South Africa-based MEDO, will take place in the United Kingdom (UK) and hopes to help small businesses to prosper by providing networking opportunities and education.
“The bootcamp programme culminates with a presentation evening where entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to sponsor personnel to demonstrate their readiness for international trade – a thrilling and highly beneficial exercise. Here entrepreneurs will need to impress the judges and demonstrate that they will be honorable ambassadors for the sponsor, BT and South Africa brands,” the organisers said in a statement.
Entrepreneurs will need to sort out their own visas and provide spending money for expenses not provided for in the meals and spending allowance, while everything else is covered by BT.
Interested parties should apply here, and will be required to make themselves available for an interview in June.
“Last year, the trade visit resulted in five of the eleven small businesses signing deals or partnerships while the remaining six created networks with potential businesses,” the organisers said.
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