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A Tech Showcase for Celebrating Youth in Technology

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Vusi Melane
Vusi Melane
Staff Writer

Invest Cape Town’s Youth in Tech Showcase promises to be a remarkable event, brimming with insightful discussions and inspiring talks. It promises young tech enthusiasts an opportunity to learn, grow, and forge meaningful connections that may shape their future careers.

This year’s event highlights the incredible talent driving the future of technology and showcases the impactful work of the City of Cape Town’s Economic Development and Investment Department through its strategic business partner, UVU Africa.


Spotlighting Innovative Entrepreneurship

According to Invest Cape Town, the Youth in Tech Showcase transcends mere event status; it stands as a dynamic platform crafted to nurture innovation, collaboration, and growth. A key highlight is UVU’s active participation, showcasing their dedication to economic development and tech sector investment. Through their initiatives, Invest in Cape Town observes a metamorphosis in how Cape Town supports and fosters young entrepreneurs and tech innovators.

Invest Cape Town Youth in Tech Promotional Partnership

“We are thrilled to unveil the Invest Cape Town Youth in Tech Promotional Partnership, tailored to catapult young tech talent into the limelight. UVU Africa will handpick three tech entrepreneurs to embark on a 6-month promotional journey with Invest Cape Town, spanning from July 1st to December 31st, 2024.”

Here’s what the partnership entails:

  • Profile Feature

Gain exposure with a dedicated profile on the Invest Cape Town website and social media pages. This feature is an excellent opportunity for young innovators to reach a wider audience and showcase their skills and projects.

  • Access to Tech Events

Enjoy access to a variety of tech-related events supported by the City of Cape Town’s Economic Growth Directorate between July – December 2024. These events are ideal for staying up to date with the latest trends and opportunities in tech.

  • Access to Networking and Pitching Sessions

Participate in exclusive networking events and pitching sessions hosted and supported by the City of Cape Town’s Economic Growth Directorate. These sessions are invaluable for connecting with industry leaders, potential investors, and fellow innovators.

  • Product/Service Display feature

Benefit from a product or service feature in the Invest Cape Town Centre product display area at the City Hall. This feature provides sustained visibility and a chance to attract interest from diverse stakeholders.

Keymote speakers:

Head of Digital for CAPACITI: Chesarae Kris Pillay, Basket E-commerce Founder: Lunga Momoza, Entrepreneur and UVU Accelerate Mentor: Mandisa Makubalo, Co-Founder of Matric Live: Lesego Finger, Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Growth: Alderman James Vos, Group CEO UVU AFRICA: Ian Merrington, Director for Economic Development & Investment: Lance Greyling,

You can watch the live event via the City of Cape Town’s YouTube channel here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9WUnU7XQSw on Tuesday, 11 June 2024, from 10h00 – 12h00.

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