The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) strives to create an ecosystem and an environment that stimulates the creation of tech and tech-enabled businesses and skills.


VeloCiTi is the longest running entrepreneurial support programme in South Africa incorporating:

  • Technology and innovation for participation in the digital economy.
  • Building blocks of business operation & communication
  • Mentorship & individual support.
  • Peer-to-peer learning.
  • Introduction to funding networks & supply-chain networks.
  • Long-term support for growth & sustainability.

These pillars allow us to commercialise ideas, make small businesses more efficient, sustainable, profitable and ensures their growth.

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Idea stage

Idea & market validation

Building a POC

10 week programme

Night programme


Start up to less than 1 year in operation

Registered business

Improve compliance & efficiency

10 week programme

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Growth stage businesses

Must be trading for longer than 1 year

Holistic diagnostic of your business

Access to supply chain opportunities

Access to funding networks

Intensive application and recruitment process/Spaces are limited per programme/Tech and tech enabled business/We support you through your entrepreneurial journey.

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  • Great industry reputation for innovation and thought leadership
  • Complete end-end business support from an idea stage to R25m a year companies
  • Building and growing the ecosystem to assist all entrepreneurs
  • Customised programmatic support, tailor made for every entrepreneur
  • Providing our entrepreneurs access to networking, funding and supply chain opportunities
  • Strong private, public, academia, NGO’s and SMME partnerships
  • Our culture of integrity, accountability and delivery.

Complete this form or contact for more information on these programmes.


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.

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