Launching entrepreneurs and startups in Africa


LaunchLab is an initiative of Innovus, the industry interaction and innovation company of Stellenbosch University.


In partnership with Nedbank.


People in the LaunchLab


Million Rand raised in 2016


Tons of coffee consumed

Your idea or startup might just change the world, and we want to help you build a viable business. We prepare you for Lift-Off.

Startups & Entrepreneurs

Whether all you have is an idea, or you’ve already got an early-stage business up and running…

The LaunchLab is designed to take both individual entrepreneurs and teams through the process of building a viable company – from validating your concept to proving your business model in your industry or market.

Whether you’re just at the idea stage, or you’re looking for better market access and an introduction to to Africa’s top investors, we can help you launch your business.

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Corporate Partners

Invest in, support and access talent and innovation in your industry

Become one of our corporate partners and gain a whole new level of insight into the latest ideas, technology, and disruption happening in your industry.

As a LaunchLab partner, you’ll get direct access to world-class innovation, as well as the opportunity to invest in new startups, or become a mentor and help young companies grow.

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