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Stellenbosch University LaunchLab

The SU LaunchLab supports the Stellenbosch University entrepreneurial community (researchers, students, and alumni) to grow impactful, sustainable, and profitable businesses, and curates access to market and funding opportunities.

We create the outcomes that matter most to startups:

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business incubated
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combined 2023 turnover

Entrepreneurs

Incubation offerings that support you through the critical “0-1” journey of your startup.

Design your business model, compile your dataroom, and get access to key concierge services. Our offerings are exclusive to the Stellenbosch University community.

Students

Matiepreneurs are constantly making waves and winning awards.

Get involved with various offerings exclusively for SU students, from workshops, bootcamps, and hackathons to specialised student incubation programmes and competitions.

Investors & Mentors

Eager to get involved? Have a look at our current and previous companies.

Interested in our companies? Have a look at our current portfolio. Also, see some of the companies that have been part of SU LaunchLab before and let their successes attest to the quality of our entrepreneurs.

Upcoming Events

19 September 2024

Fail Night

Listen to the vulnerabilities of entrepreneurs as they share their mistakes and failures

 

22 August 2024

Future is Female

Come celebrate the brilliance of women in entrepreneurship, as we celebrate Women’s Month!

 

2 May 2024

Pitch, Please

Enjoy a masterclass on pitching your startup, followed by some pitches by real startups.

This event is now closed.

Recent News & Blogs

Biotech start-up Immobazyme secures $1.3m in investment

Immobazyme, a biotech company that launched in 2020 from SU LaunchLab, recently announced a new investment round! Read more about this success here!

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Stellenbosch University selects its finalists for EDHE Entrepreneurship Intervarsity Competition 2024

The Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition is an annual event that aims to identify the brightest and most promising student entrepreneurs from South Africa’s 26 public universities. Students are invited to submit their entries in one…

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Local agritech event bridges industry gaps at inaugural Cape Agritech Connect

The inaugural Cape Agritech Connect brought together over a hundred attendees representing the diverse sectors within the Western Cape agriculture industry. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Boschendal estate, the event formed the “sweet spot” for innovation by identifying pressing…

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