Applications open for LaunchLab’s Knowledge Acceleration Programme


LaunchLab, a business incubator housed at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, is accepting applications for its Knowledge Acceleration Programme (KAP).

KAP, an action-learning entrepreneurship development programme, runs for 14 weeks, providing participants the business planning and management skills needed to build successful businesses.

The last edition was won by FG Adriaanse, a Stellenbosch University Masters student who pitched ADAGIN Technologies, a picking harness that assists farm workers in the table grape industry when harvesting.

He won R15,000 (about US$1,000) in seed funding to kickstart his business and three months free space in the Nedbank Stellenbosch University LaunchLab.

This new edition will follow same procedure. 12 entrepreneurs will be selected to take part and will be coached and mentored by accredited members of the Mentors and Business Coaches International (MBCI).

The entrepreneurs will learn how to better plan and manage key aspects of their businesses to enable better structure and growth of their businesses and to stay competitive.

The content of the programme will be provided by the Centre of Entrepreneurship of Regent University in Virginia, USA.

The programme will end in a Pitch Day where the participants will pitch their businesses. The winner will go home with R15,000 in seed funding to build their business.

The programme will commence in November at the Nedbank Stellenbosch University LaunchLab every Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 PM – 9 PM.

Aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs, business managers or key staff who want to grow their businesses or a division within a business can apply. More info can be found here.

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