INFOTECH: Entrepreneurial Boost
Recent Western Cape Business News
BUDDING entrepreneurs in Cape Town now have access to the best international training content, thanks to the accreditation of business incubator Bandwidth Barn as a Cisco Entrepreneur Institute training centre. Part of the mandate is to create an additional ten local institutes within an 18 month period.
According to Chris Vermeulen, GM at the Bandwidth Barn, the focus will be to create these local institutes in areas where there is good potential for entrepreneurism, and a great need for employment. “We have seen how new businesses have flourished with the support of the Bandwidth Barn, and we feel compelled to extend this to areas that need entrepreneurs, both from a services and employment point of view.”
The Cisco Entrepreneur Institute is particularly targeted at emerging market countries. It offers a series of workshops made up of media-rich, business-relevant content from a variety of sources, including Stanford University, Cornell University, and My Own Business Inc.
The Institute fosters innovation, growth, and prosperity by working with successful entrepreneurs who share their expertise with new business owners to help them compete and thrive. Local institutes charge participants a nominal fee to cover the cost of providing the workshops.
During the program, participants discuss strategic ideas ranging from information delivery to the use of Internet technologies to drive business growth.
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