Need to sharpen your skills to help you realise your fintech dream?

Give yourself the best shot at success and accelerate your fintech career by applying now for AlphaCode’s new EXPLORE programme.

AlphaCode’s EXPLORE programme is run in partnership with Explore Data Science Academy and offers an extensive, customised 12-month programme aimed at helping you get ahead in fintech.

The course is paid for by Rand Merchant Investments and is offered at no cost to the twenty students selected to take part, who will also receive a stipend to cover basic living expenses for the year. E-mail your CV to to apply.

What will I walk away with?

Participation in the course will set you apart from others in the field by equipping you with cutting edge data science skills which will help you build your fintech business. You also stand a chance to secure a R2 million entrepreneurial package for your winning idea from AlphaCode

Theoretical and practical knowledge

You’ll spend 6 months learning the theory behind starting a 10X fintech organisation and 6 months working in small groups to develop a compelling business idea to pitch to the AlphaCode team.

Exposure to industry leaders

The course will provide ample opportunity to network with academic experts, technological disruptors and influential industry specialists.

A chance to participate in AlphaCode’s prestigious Incubate programme

The AlphaCode team will select the best of the best to participate in AlphaCode’s prestigious Incubate programme. If your winning idea is chosen, you’ll be granted a R2 million funding and business support package to kick-start your business.

Explore | What does the year look like?

Explore Fundementals Incubate 10X Business
10X Organisations 10X Technology 10X Execution Prototype
Learn how to design a 10X business Learn the Core Digital SKills to build a 10X FinTech organisation Learn how to execute at 10X Build a FinTech start-up
ExO Design Data Science Lean Start-up Methodology Pitch Deck
Design Thinking Software Development Finance | Funding Working Prototype
Business Model Generation Blockchain Business Management Principles Customer Feedback
4 Weeks 16 Weeks 4 Weeks 5 Weeks

Who should apply?

We’re looking for exceptional individuals with a passion for fintech, innovation and disruption. You’ll need to be focused, driven and committed to make an impact on South Africa’s fintech industry. An open mind, a willingness to learn and a capacity for original, visionary thinking will be advantageous.

How do I apply?

To apply, please email us the following:

  • Your CV
  • A 750-word essay describing your fintech business idea and how the world will be a better place with your business in it

Please send the above to by no later than 30 October 2018.


  • Applications open 1 Sep
  • Applications close 30 Oct
  • Selected participants notified 15 Nov
  • Programme begins 20 Jan

Let the
Hustle begin