incubation-growth
01. INCUBATION

Incubation & Growth

A startup incubator built to help you succeed. From a portfolio manager who knows your business to a mentor who knows your industry and direct access to business customers in your target market, the LaunchLab’s incubation programme gives you the connections you need to start, build and grow your business.

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02. PROGRAMMES

Our Startup Programmes

Lift-Off

Be a part of our community! We have monthly Founders’ Forums where the leadership of our startups lead the discussion around relevant topics; Monthly Masterclasses bring experts in certain areas in to give practical and profound input to our startup teams; you can book time with one of our experienced and professional team members to help target conversation directly to your needs and make connections where needed for access to market and funding.

BUILD

A 12 week programme to help startups validate their value proposition and discover who their customers are: growth hacking, delivering value using email and whatsapp, getting out of your comfort zone and working networks using a lean startup approach.

COUNTDOWN

We pull the best from startup service providers together to build a 12 week programme to help startups put all of the structures and controls together to bring on large clients and take on investment.

ECOSYSTEM

Interested in being an entrepreneur, but don’t know where to start? We host various events and opportunities to grow your network and gain insight into the opportunities that exist in various industries.

  • SDLLTalk (monthly talk by a local entrepreneur)
  • Various Meetups (Blockchain Stellenbosch, Future Females, etc)
  • Innovation Summit (annual event where the LaunchLab community gets involved)
  • Various projects/groups across faculties (several classes at SU use LaunchLab challenges and companies for their projects).

STUDENT PROGRAMMES

  • LaunchLab Fellowship
  • IdeaSmash
  • Makerthon
  • Hackathon (Innovus)
  • Entrepreneurship Bootcamp (with our shareholder, Innovus)
  • Launch!US (LaunchLab’s student society at SU)
  • #SEW2019 (National initiative by the DHET)

LaunchLab, in partnership with the University of Botswana is launching a Coding School. The goals are to equip students at Stellenbosch University to have industry-ready coding skills.

03. STARTUPS

Our Startups

CUSTOS

Custos Media Technologies use imperceptible watermarking technology and the Bitcoin blockchain to protect digital media files from online piracy.

VOLLAR

Vollar is a digital currency used for social and economic empowerment of disadvantaged individuals.

STELLIETECH

Micro-learning, e-learning Platform to train large corporations and others in computer software skills remotely.

BRIDGLOT

BridgIoT is an internet of things (IoT) systems integrator and solutions developer for the consumer and commercial markets.

04. INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENTS

Ready To Get Started?

Get pilots with enterprise customers and engage with dozens of angel investors and VCs take your company to the next stage.

05. OFFICE SPACE

Check Out Our Cool Space

Share ideas with other entrepreneurs, bump into Angels and VCs, engage with eager corporates in your industry and meet MBAs from abroad. It all happens at the LaunchLab

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OFFICE SPACE
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HOT DESKS
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INTERNET
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MEETING ROOMS
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MAKERSPACE
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ON-SITE CAFE
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BIKE SHED
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SHOWER
06. TECH PARTNERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS

Makerspace

The LaunchLab Makerspace, sponsored by RS Components, has been created for innovators and entrepreneurs to build prototypes to take to market. Any innovator is welcome and collaboration is encouraged.

Tech Partners and Service Providers