Transforming

seemingly impossible

into world-shaping.

About Stellenbosch University LaunchLab

Where entrepreneurs, academia & industry meet to build the future

Africa is the youngest continent on the planet.It also has the world’s highest growth rate. This population growth will either be a massive dividend or an incredibly destructive force. It’s time to build innovative solutions that solve critical social issues. It’s time to transform Africa into the world leader in entrepreneurism.

Our focus is creating scalable, high-impact businesses across sectors that matter to the core of Africa: Agri, Climate & Health. Having Stellenbosch University as our backbone provides us with the resources, information and expertise to make this happen.

We offer Entrepreneurism-as-a-service for mission-aligned corporates, individuals and various organizations. Gaining a taste of startup life through bootcamps, hackathons and many more programs offers a unique opportunity for personal & team growth.

Working across University Technology Transfer, local and international entrepreneurs, corporates, investors and individuals means we have the experience and insight needed to build solutions that will reshape the world.

If you want to learn more about Africa’s leading 0 to 1 incubator and entrepreneurial services platform or have any questions, please reach out to us. We’re always happy to sit down for a coffee with you.

How it works

Stellenbosch University is Africa’s leading research institution.

The University generates a plethora of incredible ideas, research & intellectual property.

SU wants this research to positively impact society.

Innovus is South Africa’s leading Technology Transfer office.

These talented professionals work across the University to help students, academics & faculty turn their research & ideas into commercial projects.

Innovus is wholly owned by Stellenbosch University.

SU LaunchLab was voted Africa’s #1 University-Backed Incubator in 2017-2018 and again in 2018-2019.

We build high impact, sustainable companies through Technology Transfer. We also work with non-Tech Transfer entrepreneurs from all over the world.

SU LaunchLab is wholly owned by Innovus

The Stellie Connection

Stellenbosch is the ideal entry point to the world’s fastest growing continent, as it offers access to Africa’s greatest connected network of services, expertise and resources, all critical for a startup’s success.

We are literally on the campus of Africa’s top University surrounded by the best & brightest the continent has to offer. They not only bring us amazing ideas but serve as mentors, experts and coaches along the way.

It takes a village to build a company. In Stellenbosch we have all the ingredients necessary to continue building Africa’s predominant knowledge region:

Stellenbosch University Launchlab

Legal
Resources

Experienced Mentors

Risk
Capital

SU Students Faculty & Research

Risk Taking Support

World Shaping Ideas

Motivated Entrepreneurs

Technical Experts

Stellenbosch offers Africa’s greatest connected network of services, expertise & resources critical to startup success.

  • Ranked as a Top 3 University across Africa
  • 30,000 World Class Undergrad & Graduate Students
  • + 1,000 Academic Staff
  • 111 Patents Generated since 2009 – #1 in South Africa
  • Global HQ for 20% of South African Stock Exchange
  • Home to the innovation engine TechnoPark
  • Largest concentration of USD millionaires in Africa

This confluence of factors make Stellenbosch the ideal environment for African startup activity.

Contact Us

If you want to learn more about Africa’s leading 0 to 1 incubator and entrepreneurial services platform or have any questions, please reach out to us. We’re always happy to sit down for a coffee with you.