Connecting the Dots: From the Big Apple to the Tip of Africa

By Joshua Romisher, CFA   It’s been a wild ride. Surviving the front lines of the financial crisis, starting six companies in everything from rural solar to frozen yogurt, reaching millions with life-changing products. Steve Jobs wisely said, “you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.”   The ‘dot connector’ for me has been…

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Stellenbosch University LaunchLab appoints new CEO

The Nedbank Stellenbosch University LaunchLab has appointed social entrepreneur Joshua Romisher, CFA as Chief Executive Officer. Romisher has played a material role in building two Pan-African solar companies that brought clean, reliable energy to more than 2,5 million people across 10 countries and created over 1 000 full-time jobs.   Leaving behind the hustle and grind of New York City’s investment…

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LaunchLab Announces: Stellenbosch University IdeaSmash 2020

Calling all Stellenbosch University students! Pitch your businesses and ideas at the SU IdeaSmash 2020 and stand a chance to win your share of R60 000.   The Nedbank Stellenbosch University LaunchLab, in partnership with the Office of the Vice-Rector: Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Studies is looking for SU students with innovative business ideas across multiple study fields to impact…

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REACH: WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN SERIOUS ABOUT GROWTH

LaunchLab in partnership with Femtech and Future Females Winelands presents the REACH workshops, sponsored by Western Cape Government Economic Development and Tourism. REACH is a series of four workshops for women running their own tech or tech-enabled business and who want to grow it substantially. It’s for women who have a registered business for at least one year and already…

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