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Not everyone wants to be an entrepreneur but anyone can benefit from learning to think differently!

We host experiential workshops or impactful events to amplify Stellenbosch University students' influence and make them stand out from the rest. 

These workshops are paid for by SU faculties and thus presented free of charge to SU students. Space is limited to 50 students per workshop so registering early is critical to secure your spot!

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How to Make It Stick: Storytelling, Pitches & Sales

Whether it’s in class, at work, or for a group of friends and family, you’re going to spend the rest of your life trying to convince other people of your point of view, to buy into your idea, or that it wasn’t you who sent those DMs 👀, so you might as well learn how to do it like pro early on in life.

This experiential workshop provide you with knowledge, skills and tools to create engaging, convincing, and memorable narratives so that you may express yourself effectively, share your creativity with the world, and inspire positive change!

Tue, 14 March 2023 @ 17:30 in person

How They Built It

What does it mean to be a student or researcher entrepreneur at SU? How does an SU entrepreneur become an active and successful entrepreneur after university?
How They Built It is an event for entrepreneurially curious SU students. We will demystify entrepreneurship by having real entrepreneurs share their journeys and empower you with knowledge of the resources, support, and safe spaces provided by SU for you to get a taste of entrepreneurship and hone your business skills.

Sat, 15 April 2023 @ 09:30 in person

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How to ACTUALLY Start a Business: Bootstrapping 101

Learn from real entrepreneurs who have succeeded using creative and resourceful strategies. Discover how to sell before you build, piggyback on existing platforms, build a community, and prioritize profitability over growth. This workshop is packed with practical advice, real-life examples, and interactive activities that will inspire and empower you to bring your business idea to life. 

Tue, 9 May 2023 @ 17:30 in person

Design Thinking for Change

Multidisciplinary teams of students from different faculties join forces to use design thinking to find a commercial solution to a real-world social challenge. You'll have 3 days to solve this problem with the assistance of the SU LL team and then the experience culminates in a pitch competition with prizes!

18 - 20 July 2023 in person

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How to Be More Than a Logo: Building an Authentic Brand

Branding is more important than ever before – thanks to social media, millions of brands vie for customers’ attention and pockets every day. Businesses and people have to go the extra mile to ensure that they stand out from the crowd by thinking innovatively about who they are and how they position themselves. Join us to learn how to build an authentic brand that stands out from the crowd​ and master the principles of a great marketing strategy.

Tue, 15 Aug 2023 @ 17:30 in person

How to Predict the Future: Trend Spotting and Scenario Planning

We live in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. While it's not always easy to forge a path in such a world, it does provide unparalleled opportunities for innovation. Scenario planning can help you identify these opportunities and enable you to set yourself up for success!

Tue, 3 Oct 2023 @ 17:30 in person

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These workshops and events are only available to undergraduate students and staff from the following Stellenbosch University faculties: AgriSciences, Economic and Management Sciences, Engineering and Science. Postgraduate students from any faculty can sign up. 

If you are keen to participate but don't belong to one of the above faculties, implore your faculty manager to contact to join our SU Faculty Innovation Initiative.

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