About CiTi

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) is Africa’s oldest tech incubator. Working with government, business and society, CiTi promotes the inclusive growth of the digital economy. 

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) was established in 1999. Over the past 20 years, CiTi has played an integral role in catalysing and supporting the Cape Town tech ecosystem, now recognized as the most productive on the African continent.

In 2018, both CiTi’s Entrepreneur Development and Skills Development (CapaCiTi) programmes have expanded to support entrepreneurs and youth across the country, and on a Pan-African scale. 

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative excels through:

  • Great industry reputation for delivery, thought leadership and innovation
  • Physical presence in the vibrant communities of Woodstock and Khayelitsha
  • Complete end-to-end business support from idea stage to R30m-a-year companies
  • Scarce skills development and high-value job placement
  • Strong M&E and administration
  • B-BBEE Level 1 supplier that can address 3/5 elements of the B-BBEE Scorecard
  • Strong corporate, public, academic and SMME partnerships
  • Proven clustering and ecosystem development in fintech, edtech and gaming


Providing job readiness and tech skills development for unemployed graduates, with a 96% success rate in placement.

For tech or tech-enabled businesses that want to lay a solid foundation, regardless of whether they are starting out or scaling up.

Our Spaces

A multi-faceted city tech hub for supporting and incubating tech startups and innovation projects.

A township hub that supports tech entrepreneurship and innovation within Khayelitsha and surrounding communities.

Innovation Clusters


A collection of financial technology companies working on the evolution of banking.


An incubator & collection of educational & technology-enabled companies focussed on solving educational problems.


A place for startups and entrepreneurs to promote growth in the travel technology sector.

Big Data

Providing corporates, SMEs, & government with knowledge & guidance in data-driven sectors.


Economic Snapshot Of Cape Town

Contact Us

Barn Woodstock

Tel: +27 (21) 409 7000
Email: reception@bwb.org.za

Block B, 3rd Floor
Woodstock Exchange Building
66 – 68 Albert Road, Woodstock
Cape Town

Barn Khayelitsha

Tel: +27 (21) 409 7099

Email: zoliswa@bwb.org.za

Cnr Spine Road and Mew Way

Lookout Hill


Cape Town


The Barn @ Woodstock

The Barn @ Khayelitsha

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