Being an entrepreneur

can be scary. We will walk

the path with you.

Entrepreneurs

Hi, nice to meet you. We’re your new Co-Founder.

More than solid theory, Stellenbosch University LaunchLab is output and impact orientated. Our driving goal is to give your business the highest probability for success. We make this happen through our various incubation programs, providing access to a robust network of connections, creating an immersive, supportive community and rolling up our sleeves to work directly with your team.

Why entrepreneurs choose us

UBI’s Top Challenger in Africa 2017-2018 and 2019-2020

Proven, passionate team of entrepreneurs with extensive, real-world venture building experience

Proudly African: we embody the continent’s spirit, resilience and tenacity

Supportive community of local and international startups focused on changing the world

World-class company building programme, giving entrepreneurs the knowledge, support and environment, plus plugging the necessary gaps to enable sustainable success

Access to over 30,000 academics, subject matter experts, volunteers and mentors from Stellenbosch University

Cultivated connections to corporates, commercial partners, industry organisations and alumni to help grow your business

Directly linked to South Africa’s #1 research University

Incredible location: situated in the heart of South Africa’s beautiful winelands region with unparalleled natural beauty and access to outdoor activities just minutes from TechnoPark

Proven track record of success having incubated over 200+ companies

A dedicated focus to building something that matters across Agri-Tech, Climate & Health

Our world-shaping focus

Our mission is to transform seemingly impossible ideas into world-shaping businesses

We are also dedicated to provide everyone with access to entrepreneurial tools that will make you a better co-worker, parent, innovator & member of the community. We aim to be the place where the world’s creatives, techies, tinkerers and big thinkers come together to tackle critical subjects across Agri-Tech, Climate & Health.

If you’re inspired to mold the future in a sustainable, mission driven manner then we want to speak with you.

SUPERNOVA: 0 to 1 Incubator

“Our business is world-shaping and we want to take it to the next level”

Our flagship venture-building programme is a 44-week program that is exclusive for companies that have a team, a product, revenue, some funding and a dream to take it all to the next level. The program is open to both Technology Transfer as well as entrepreneurs from around the globe.

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Full Programme Calendar

We offer many other ways for entrepreneurs, innovators, organisations and startups to learn entrepreneurism and grow their organisation into world-shaping businesses:

Countdown: Business Validation

8-week Design Thinking program to answer the important question, “I have an idea but is it a business?”

This programme is open for all businesses and individuals.

The cost per team is $1,250 USD or around R20,000 but we will do our best to meet entrepreneur’s ability to pay

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Application close: 15 Dec 2020
Programme start:  Feb 2021

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Lift-Off: Business Growth

“I have a business that needs to grow.”

This is a 22-week course tailored to the micro and small enterprise market. Whether you are a doctor, lawyer or innovative entrepreneur then this course will help you grow your business.

The cost per team is $2,500 USD or around R40,000 but we will do our best to meet entrepreneur’s ability to pay.

Application close: 15 Dec 2020
Programme start: Feb 2021

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Supernova: 0 to 1 Incubation

“Our business is world-shaping and we want to take it to the next level.”

Our 44-week program is exclusive for companies that have a team, a product, revenue, some funding and a dream to take it all to the next level. The program is open to both Technology Transfer as well as entrepreneurs from around the globe in Agri, Climate or Health.

Click here to find out more.

Application close: 15 Dec 2020
Programme start: Feb 2020

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Techpreneurship Centre

Upskilling and placing software developers with mission aligned organizations

Application open: 1 Oct 2020
Application close: Mid Nov 2020
Programme start: Feb 2020

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Orbit: Alumni Club

“We want to remain part of the SU LaunchLab network for further business development opportunities.”

Applications always open

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Satellite: Hot Desk Community

An inspiring co-working space focused on entrepreneurial growth.

Secure a Hot Desk for only R1,200 per month.

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Inspirational Webinars & Informative Talks

See our SU Entrepreneurship Hub for the latest events.

All events

Our tech & supply partners

Our current companies

Testimonials

Application

Please complete the application form to see whether you qualify to be a Stellenbosch University LaunchLab startup

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