Project Description

Immerse yourself in Cape Town’s startup culture, which is driving the technological revolution in Africa.

Cape Town is at the epicenter of business innovation in South Africa and is recognized as the leading destination for startups in Africa. With very favorable exchange rates and a deep talent pool, tech companies from around the world are looking to establish a presence in Cape Town. Within the backdrop of this rapidly evolving sector of the South African economy, we are thrilled to offer a special program that combines guided mentorship in a classroom environment with experiential learning.

  • Have you ever wanted to start your own business?
  • Do you admire the achievements of entrepreneurs?
  • Do you consider yourself creative but have no academic background in business?
  • Do you have a university degree but are currently trying to figure out what to do with your life?

If your answer is yes to any of these questions, we have the perfect solution for you! We will create an internship for you at startup company in Cape Town’s exciting startup ecosystem, which is known as the Silicone Cape. Your internship supervisor will likely be a successful entrepreneur who will teach you how to conceptualize and launch a startup business. At the culmination of your internship, you will be ready to begin your own journey as an entrepreneur.

Participants of startup internships must have a great work ethic and display creativity, and enthusiasm. Supervisors may demand longer hours than a typical internship.

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Meet past participants:

  • Tobais Woxholtt reflects upon his time in Cape Town, South Africa.

Tobias Woxholtt – Copenhagen, Denmark

In 2012 I travelled around the world reaching several different fascinating destinations and people. I came to South Africa, but never reached Cape Town. I found this frustrating because on my adventures I met so [...]

  • VACorps intern testimonial

Elias El Ayoubi – Marseille, France

Giving me the opportunity to work in an investment bank in your country was a big challenge for me. I had to deal with the specific bank vocabulary and the barrier languages as much as [...]

Vicente Gracia – Santiago, Chile

"There is no such an amazing place like Cape Town. The landscape, the beach, the people, the vibe and everything mix up together to make this city different and special. I feel so lucky to have [...]

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