Entrepreneur Development

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CiTi offers a wide range of entrepreneurial support programmes, ranging from idea stage to around R25m turnover per year. Our entrepreneurial methodology, which is constantly iterated and refined compromises of:

  • Transfer of skills and knowledge through business development services
  • Access to business opportunities and supply chains
  • Access to networking and funding opportunities



This programme is designed to take your idea and make it a reality. We will assist in taking you through idea and market validation, and equip you with the right skills in order to make build a business around your idea. (This programme is offered after working hours.)


This programme is specifically designed for start-ups and companies that have been trading for less than a year. We will assist you in navigating the pitfalls of a new business, which traditionally has the highest failure rate.


This programme is designed for companies that have been trading for more than a year and would like to take the business to the next level. A more hands on approach is offered, with 1 on 1 mentorship, access to supply chain and funding.

Women in Business

This programme creates a supportive and growth environment for women, who would like to utilise technology within their businesses. This programme will expose you to the latest technology tools available, to enhance and grow your business.

Telkom Futuremakers InnoTech Programme

This intense course focuses on emerging black-owned businesses in the idea stage in order to validate and develop a proof of concept that can be taken to market.

Innovator Trust

This multi-year support programme supports the growth of established black-owned small business in the ICT sector. 

The business must have been trading for a minimum of 2 years to apply.

Complete this form or contact edadmin@citi.org.za for more information on these programmes.