Welcome to Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct. Setswana for “new beginnings”, Tshimologong is a 100% Wits University-owned Digital Hub based in the inner-city district of Braamfontein, where the incubation of start-ups, the commercialization of research and the development of high-level digital skills for students, working professionals and unemployed youth takes place.
We exist to fulfil our “Africa Rising” destiny by producing world class developers, entrepreneurs and innovators of digital technology. The Tshimologong Precinct is a digital innovation ecosystem in Braamfontein that propels entrepreneurship and grows the skills pipeline for the digital economy through collaboration with academia, corporates, government and entrepreneurs. Tshimologong provides an exemplar for similar University-based incubators across Africa.
As an entry point to applying for membership and/or digital tech entrepreneurial support at Tshimologong Precinct, entrepreneurs and innovators are invited to a 2-day ‘Design Thinking’ workshop to unpack, clarify and polish your digital innovation concept / product / service / business.
At the AI for Industry International Congress, you will discover new projects and developments that are emerging as a driving force for change in all sectors and that are setting the technological agenda for all companies, whatever their size.
Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct based Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival is looking for an experienced festival curator to work alongside the Fakugesi African Digital Innovation Festival team for an initial 8 month period. The festival curator will provide programme lead and ensure sound management of the overall festival activities.
The Global Ideas Exchange Series is the first in a series of new activities designed to respond to the impact of Covid-19 and support resilience and recovery in African innovation ecosystems.
Startups accepted to join SkyDeck will be accelerated for launch into Silicon Valley, the U.S., or international markets depending on relevance of product market fit