Mentorship pilot: our business professionals support start-ups

March 16, 2017
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At our recent CEO Engagement, Unlocking SME Growth with Adrian Gore, Discovery CEO and SA SME Fund co-leader, Adrian Gore stated that South Africa’s growth and solution to the unemployment crisis will come from greater entrepreneurial activity. In South Africa, SMEs make up 91% of formalised business, provide 60% of employment of the labour force.. read more →

Cape Talk – Our Programme Director talks about Innovation coming out of our Western Cape Universities

September 20, 2016
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The Western Cape universities are leading universities in South Africa and Africa. Looking specifically at research and innovation, and patent activity of South African universities from 2009 – 2015, the four Western Cape Universities accounted for 48.6%. Stellenbosch University and UCT filed 150 PCT patents resulting in multiple spin-out companies in the same time period… read more →

Mentorship of spin-out companies from our Western Cape Universities

September 8, 2016
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The Western Cape universities are leading universities in South Africa and Africa. Looking specifically at research and innovation, and patent activity of South African universities from 2009 – 2015, the four WC universities accounted for 48.6%. Stellenbosch University and UCT filed 150 PCT patents resulting in multiple spin-out companies in the same time period. Even.. read more →