Media alert: Premier Zille and Minister Winde to launch Barn Khayelitshsa
Premier Helen Zille and Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, will on Wednesday 18 March 2015, officially launch the Barn Khayelitsha. The initiative will deliver an economic boost for local tech entrepreneurs and residents in Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain.
The Barn will offer tech entrepreneurs the support they need to develop their business ideas into viable products. Incubators, such as the Bandwidth Barn in Woodstock, provide shared spaces for businesses, with meeting rooms and conference facilities.
They play a major role in increasing the success rate of start-ups and it’s projected the Barn Khayelitsha will ramp up job creation in Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain.
Funded by the Western Cape Government, it is a joint initiative between the Provincial Department of Economic Development and Tourism and the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi).
All media are welcome to attend.
Date: Wednesday 18 March 2015
Time: 11:00 – 13:00 (registration starts at 09:00)
Venue: Lookout Hill, Khayelitsha
Spokesperson for Premier Helen Zille
Cell: 071 564 5427
Tel: 021 483 4584