The Business Lab, in partnership with Microsoft BizSpark SA, will be hosting a free three-day Tech FWD Boot Camp for BizSpark qualifying Tech start-ups in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

The Tech FWD Boot camp is sponsored in full by Microsoft and presented by entrepreneurial and business experts which means all participants will gain essential business tips without incurring additional costs.

This unique programme will take you on an entrepreneurial journey to discover exactly what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur. This includes:

  1. Start-up principles
  2. Business models
  3. Business planning
  4. Marketing & Social Media
  5. How to gain a competitive advantage
  6. What is innovation?
  7. How to sell your offering and gain access to the market
  8. Microsoft Applications & Technologies

In addition to business knowledge and expert advice, attendees will receive 12 week Incubation Support from The Business Lab and access to a virtual office, meeting room usage and a professional telephone answering service for one month compliments of Flexible Workspace.


  • 26-28 March 2014 (Coastlands Hotel, Musgrave, Durban)
  • 7-9 April 2014 (Microsoft SA, Bryanston, Johannesburg)

Attendees are also invited to present a Tech Pitch where new business ideas can be pitched to a panel of experts for further evaluation. The top candidates will be chosen for further support initiatives as determined by Microsoft.

Seats are limited so book now by contacting Luned Lira on 011 465 4101 at RealSimple Marketing or email her at