Sixteen (16) participants from cohort 1 of the JBDC Accelerator Programme will officially exit the programme at all-day event affording them the opportunity to put their businesses on show. This is a six-month programme of accelerated growth for high growth potential entrepreneurial ventures. Participants have been exposed to mentors, business model testing and validation, assistance with creating a minimum viable product, preparation to access funding, start-up weekends, boot camp training, networking events, and preparation for pitching.
The demo day takes the form of a mini-expo and networking event in which the participants’ businesses will be the centre of attention, displaying their products and services to stakeholders, potential investors and clients/customers. One of the highlights of the event will be the pitch session before a panel of investors who could choose to invest.