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Team & Career Opportunities

Our Team

The Stellenbosch University LaunchLab team is a passionate, mission driven group of individuals coming together to serve a bigger purpose – to positively grow our country, continent and world.

Melissa Louw

Operation & Finance Manager

Melissa makes sure all the finances are in order and our operations are set. She prides herself on getting it all done in the highest quality manner. She makes it possible for the team to do their jobs without worrying about the details. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys wine tasting and spending time with family and friends.

Natalie de Wet

Community Manager

Natalie de Wet is the bright, smiling face welcoming you everyday at the LaunchLab Front desk. She is the anointed mother to the LaunchLab community. She’s always available and willing to assist. She’s also a loving mom to her own beautiful children.

Brandon Paschal

Director of Innovation

Brandon has spent his career building leaders and entrepreneurs. Before joining the LaunchLab, he helped expand a global non-profit into South Africa before joining a tech company, where he was instrumental in achieving an acquisition by a large UK-based group. He is also an investor in South African startups. His passion lies in ensuring that individuals love the work that they do on a daily basis. When not helping founders build their companies, Brandon is also an avid ultra runner and wine connoisseur.

Helen Fortuin

Marketing Manager

Helen completed her degree in Visual Communication Design at Stellenbosch University and Postgraduate in Entrepreneurship at UCT. After working for an EdTech company she followed her passion for entrepreneurship and joined the LaunchLab team world where she loves adding her creative flair and telling startup stories.

Career Opportunities

Stellenbosch University LaunchLab is constantly growing its portfolio of companies, partners and team. If you share a vision of using innovation and technology for positive change, this could be the place for you.

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