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Welcome to Africa's leading entrepreneurial development platform

We are transforming Africa's biggest challenges into its greatest opportunities by serving as a confident, commercial co-builder for world-shaping startups

We create the outcomes that
matter most to startups

200+
businesses incubated

540
direct jobs created

R200m+
capital raised

R300m+
combined annual turnover

Our world shaping
business building programs
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We help mission driven students, faculty and researchers transform their unique research into commercially viable startups so they may transform the lives of millions across the continent. 

The University Startup Ignite program is built for university spin outs from across the continent that are dedicated to growing their pre-series A technology transfer business. 

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The ClimateLab is a bespoke co-building program focused on achieving product market fit or raising enough funding to keep searching for it.

 

Led by a team of world class climate entrepreneurs and by providing access to capital, commercial opportunities and long-term support, this outcomes based program attacks the climate crisis head on with pragmatic startup solutions.  

Our flagship business builder that assists entrepreneurs, corporates, consulting firms and others test and validate an early stage idea or begin scaling their seed funded startup. This program provides an opportunity to begin the entrepreneurial journey with access to funding from the SU LaunchLab balance sheet. 

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A program designed to meet the unique needs of students looking to ready themselves for industry 4.0 and land their first tech internship. The program provides strong foundations in the tools that will make Africa the world leader in innovation. 

Transforming the lives of diverse food entrepreneurs with limited access to opportunity by helping them grow their small business through tailored support and commercial access to  Africa's leading commercial hub - the V&A Waterfront. 

Our ecosystem-building
partnership opportunities

Mentorship creates a foundational backbone to our entrepreneurs' learning and growth experience.

Learn more here.

If you want to give back or find the next best startup then serving as an expert is the ideal gateway.

Learn more here.

We offer opportunities to invest directly in startups, fund a sector focused business builder or join a curated angel syndicate.

 

Learn more here

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