About - LaunchLab | Learn More About What We Do
01. WHO WE ARE

Who We Are

LaunchLab is Stellenbosch University’s start-up incubator, founded for university spin-outs and also incubates start-ups from the start-up ecosystem and partner universities in South Africa and Africa.

 

We empower startup founders to create the future by focusing on the entrepreneurs themselves, and helping them build a viable business through coaching and mentorship programmes.

02. OUR WAY

The LaunchLab Way

THE WHY

Because Africa has the talent and the drive to bring economic growth and social change to our continent; to create the future. Sometimes you just need a place to launch from.

THE HOW

We get startups and entrepreneurs on the fast track to building their businesses by de-risking their business ideas, creating the capacity to take on funding, and leveraging our networks (facilitating valuable connections) to take them to the next level.

THE WHAT

By providing incubation programmes, expert advice, mentorship, access to our corporate partners and access to funding; along with office space and facilities across a network of university campuses.
03. MEET THE TEAM

The LaunchLab Team

helen

Helen Fortuin

Marketing
brandon

Brandon Paschal

Acting CEO
natalie-de-wet

Natalie de Wet

Finance
keenan

Keenan Stewart

Corporate Engagement and Growth Officer
pius

Pius Illah

Community Liaison
melissa

Melissa Farao

Operations and Events
jd

JD Nel

Portfolio Manager