Industry Engagements - LaunchLab | Connecting Startups & Partners
01. OPPORTUNITIES

Current Opportunities

Industry engagements is the platform where mature and early-stage startups engage with our corporate clients and other strategic partners. Once ready and selected by our partners, LaunchLab facilitates startup proof of concepts and pilots with our corporate clients.

02. Industry Engagements

2019 Clients and Strategic Partners

Click on a client logo below to find out more about how your business can be involved in the industry engagements we have running this year.

Santam
Stelenbosch-University
agri-fintech
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COMPANIES INCUBATED PER YEAR
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COMMERCIAL AGREEMENTS WITH OUR CORPORATE PARTNERS PER YEAR
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RISK CAPITAL(ANGEL/SEED) RAISED PER YEAR
02. FOCUS AREAS

Our Focus Areas

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Businesses that use artificial intelligence to sell FMCGs or help farm, manufacture, etc.

SMART CITIES

Cities of the future need smart solutions and our clients want your help developing these solutions.

INSURTECH

Technology applied specifically to the insurance industry, regarding devices, wearables, data and new models for insurance.

AGRITECH AND FOOD

Unique South African food products and processes as well as digital and biological technology applied to agriculture.

IOT

Connected devices means more information to make our lives easier and more efficient. Help our clients with your IoT concepts that can transform their supply chains and make customers’ lives better.

BLOCKCHAIN

Each industry that mainly acts as a middleman between producers and consumers of material or digital goods and services is vulnerable to being replaced by systems built with blockchain.

FINTECH

Disruptive technologies in the financial services industry that can transform the way we interact with money

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

This was a strength in SA for a long time, and it can be again with the digital skills in the country being applied to this emerging industry.

CLEAN TECH

The world is on a drive to sustainability and South Africa is no different. Submit your ideas to help South Africa harness its natural resources better and recycle what we have already used.

EDTECH

We work with Stellenbosch University, and other universities in SA, to identify innovative edutech solutions that can help contribute to new models of education to empower students to create jobs and add value to broader society.

SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STARTUPS

We look for startups that have a social aspect to their business. Not just money-making whatever it takes, but rather profitable business with a conscience.
04. THE PROCESS

The Process

MARKETING

A digital marketing campaign attracts participation from our startup network and is sometimes supported by info sessions at various partner campuses around South Africa to provide context to the opportunities with LaunchLab and our corporate partners.

SHORTLISTING & SELECTION

After receiving hundreds of entries, we will shortlist 20-40 startups, with the focus on mature startups that are ready tom pilot. Early-stage startups and concepts run through a 2 week value proposition design bootcamp to aid value proposition development as well as shortlisting and selection.

Startups shortlisted by our partners enter into our incubation programmes..

SHOWCASE

After further refinement through incubation, the selected finalists will be invited to our Showcase Event, where they will pitch to a panel of experts for selection for further incubation and partner engagement.

Industry Engagements - LaunchLab | Connecting Startups & Partners