About MTN Solution Space

What if we were to challenge “business as usual”? What if there was a space that existed between business and education - where learning meets action and practical solutions meet real world challenges? It was from these questions that the Solution Space was born through a partnership with the MTN Group at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. Started in 2014, we seek to inspire, nurture and equip the next generation of leaders to build a better future. Through learning, venturing and exchanging, these leaders will turn extraordinary ideas into reality – changing the world around them and challenging others to do the same.

Who should apply

We are looking for startups with focus but not limited to mobile commerce, entertainment, and financial management with potential integration and potential to run proof of concepts pilots with Telcos from across Africa.



Great opportunity to meet and network with other entrepreneurs in who may be focusing on mobile technology as well.


Showcase your solutions and pitch at AfricaCom - the continent's leading platform for networking, business development and showcasing within the telecoms, ICT and digital landscape.


Learn from the best in class and industry - great lineup of speakers, mentors and world class coaches.


Drive adoption of innovative solution


Develop partnerships to scale


Access to funding and resources to scale your startup


Mophethe Moletsane

GM - Digital Commercial Management

Neeraj Ramjathan

Senior Manager - Digital Entertainment & Media

Jay Paul

Management Consultant at BCG

Nio Linayage

Head of Startup Strategy - Nest

Clive Butkow

CEO at Grotech

Maxime Bayen

Senior Insights Manager - Ecosystem Accelerator at GSMA

Industry Experts

Andrew Hardie

MMI Holding Co-Head Telco Centre of Excellence

Johan Bosini

Digital Financial Services

Newo Hadas

Partner at &Innovation

Andrea Bohmert


Dave Duarte

Founder at Treeshake

Dave Duarte

Founder at Treeshake

Bradley Shaw

Regional Manager - Middle East and Africa at NuRAN Wireless

Bridgette Dresner

Senior Audit Manager - Change in Emerging Markets at Old Mutual

Zachariah George

Founder & CEO at Cactus Advisors

Sean Clancy

Principal Consultant - Sales

Perry Blacher

Chairman/Board Director, Investor and Advisor




The Bootcamp shall be held from November 14th, 2016 to November 16th, 2016.

Application open - 14th October. Application close - 6th November. Cohort announced - 11th November

Day 1


  • Trends and Strategy

Day 2


  • Partnership and fundraising

Day 3


Applications have been closed.

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