Tuesday, 10 September 2019: Registration for the AlphaCode Explore program is now open. A joint initiative of The Explore Data Science Academy (EDSA) and Rand Merchant Investment Holdings (RMI) fintech division, AlphaCode, the 12-month program is aimed at honing the ideas and skills of 20 aspirant South African fintech entrepreneurs and those ready to leverage data science innovatively in financial services.
Successful candidates will go through a program that will give them the fundamentals to build a 10X business (a business with exponential growth) and be taught the basics of data science. The application process considers the candidate’s aptitude for data as well their intention to become an entrepreneur. Andile Maseko, Head of AlphaCode’s Ecosystem Development explains, “We are not just looking for good ideas, but we’re even more interested in the applicant’s entrepreneurial mindset and their aptitude to acquire data science capabilities.”
Candidates who apply themselves on the program and formulate a compelling business concept will be considered for a pitch evening finalist position on the AlphaCode Incubate program, which identifies and supports early-stage financial services …read more