About the LaunchLab

The Nedbank Stellenbosch University LaunchLab is a startup incubator, and our goal is to build a thriving ecosystem for entrepreneurs in Africa.

Our focus is on the entrepreneurs themselves, and helping them build a viable business through coaching and mentorship programmes. We are in the process of partnering with universities across Africa to help their talent, expertise and infrastructure work to support new businesses and foster a culture of entrepreneurship.

The What

Getting startups and entrepreneurs on the fast track to building their businesses. We’ll launch you to a new level!

The How

By providing office space, facilities and incubation programmes, along with expert advice, mentorship and access to funding across a network of univerity campuses in Africa.

The Why

Because Africa has the talent and the drive to bring economic growth and social change to our continent. Sometimes you just need a launch pad.

Sponsors & Partners

Primary Partners

Our Clients

Tech Sponsors

Press

The LaunchLab, as well as LaunchLab companies, are regularly in the news.  Also, our crew is known to muse here and there.  See below for the latest from LaunchLab Crew and Companies.

The LaunchLab Team

Philip Marais

CEO

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Gizelle Meyer

Marketing Manager

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David Krige

Operations Manager

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Brandon Paschal

Incubation Manager

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Pius Illah

Community Liaison

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Natalie De Wet

Administrator

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Benny Moja

Operations Intern

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J-D Nel

Portfolio Manager

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Melissa Farao

Receptionist

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Other Campuses

South Africa