Network provider relaunches innovation challenge

Johannesburg – After a brief pause owing to the Covid-19 lockdown the Cell C Innovation Challenge has been relaunched.

The programme, which was relaunched on 3 July, aims at providing opportunities for SMEs and entrepreneurs in the ICT sector. It was launched in October 2019 in partnership with the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA); to give applicants a chance to accelerate their businesses by pitching ideas hoping that Cell C and SEDA will support them.

The opportunity consists of interest-free loans, mentorship and the chance to work with Cell C as a supplier.

Cell C transformation officer Juliet Mhango said the challenge provides vital opportunities for innovative fledgling businesses and young entrepreneurs.

“Nurturing and providing new skills and income for South Africans is one of the core values at Cell C, as evidenced through our Explore Data Science Academy partnership and our ICT employment initiative. We remain committed to providing upskilling opportunities to as many South Africans as we can,” Mhango said.

The challenge has already produced its first crop of winners.

For more information on the Innovation Challenge visit Cell C’s website or contact

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