Innovate Durban NPC in partnership with Transnet and the eThekwini Maritime Cluster will rollout recruitment activities for the youth of Durban to take part in the Maritime Youth Innovation Challenge 2018.
The MYIC 2018, funded by eThekwini Municipality and strategic partners, will be rolled out the eThekwini region. According to a statement issued by Innovate Durban, entrepreneurs shortlisted will receive business skills training, mentorship and business support services.
The programme will be open to youth between the ages of 18 and 35 who have innovative ideas or businesses which are no more than 2 years in operation and trading. These ideas must solve challenges in the maritime sectors in scopes of infrastructure, logistics and transport, capacity and environment.
“Following application process, 100 eligible youth from eThekwini will be invited to a series of bootcamps from July till October 2018. The bootcamps will impart knowledge on leading business skills, templates and tools of trade in order to strengthen their products or services,” said the non-profit organisation.
The MYIC 2018 programme was launched in 8 June 2018 in a bid to solve maritime-related challenges faced by eThekwini Maritime Cluster and Transnet.
The MYIC aims to identify 10 young entrepreneurs with the intention to provide high level mentorship and business development support for a period of 6 months to develop their solutions further.