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Uber launches Uber Movement in Cape TownArticle

When it comes to better understanding the transportation needs of cities in South Africa, a lot of importance needs to be placed on developing solutions that will make cities more efficient...

8 Nov 2019

2019 MTN Business App of the Year Awards winners
2019 MTN Business App of the Year Awards winnersArticle

The eighth edition of the MTN Business App of the Year Awards concluded with the much-anticipated announcement of the overall and category winners...

30 Oct 2019

2019 Santam Safety Ideas Season 3 winners announced
2019 Santam Safety Ideas Season 3 winners announcedArticle

Startup businesses, DeepData and Cloudline were announced as the winners of the Santam Safety Ideas Season 3 competition...

30 Aug 2019

Farm smarter, not harder: Key to satisfying the growing demand for wine
Farm smarter, not harder: Key to satisfying the growing demand for wineArticle

Sustainability and conservation, along with technology and innovation, are among the main drivers in the development of the more efficient and productive agricultural practices that South African wine producers need...

Daneel Rossouw 14 May 2019

#BizTrends2019: Trends in wine and food tourism
#BizTrends2019: Trends in wine and food tourismArticle

The swinging doors to kitchen culture were first held open by celebrity chefs like Julia Child and Jamie Oliver. For the tourism industry, it was the travel documentary style of Rick Stein and Anthony Bourdain that beamed travel to exotic locations, and Cornwall, into our lounges...

Marisah Nieuwoudt 21 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: ICT
#BestofBiz 2018: ICTArticle

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's IT & Telecommunications site over the past year...

18 Dec 2018

Frederick Lutz, COO and co-founder of Custos Media Technologies
#StartupStory: Fighting intellectual property pirates with bitcoinArticle

By stealing original digital content like books and films, intellectual property pirates are robbing hardworking creatives of their intellectual property and income...

Evan-Lee Courie 26 Sep 2018

Applications open for SA Wine Industry Innovation Challenge
Applications open for SA Wine Industry Innovation ChallengeArticle

Winetech has partnered with Stellenbosch University-based incubator LaunchLab and Faculty of AgriSciences for the first Wine Industry Innovation Challenge.

Tom Jackson 3 Sep 2018

Pitch your ideas at LaunchLab Ideas Programme 2018
Pitch your ideas at LaunchLab Ideas Programme 2018Article

This is a call for all entrepreneurs to pitch their innovative business ideas...

23 Aug 2018

Solar Turtle takes first prize in Nation Builder Challenge
Solar Turtle takes first prize in Nation Builder ChallengeArticle

Pitched by Lungi Tyali, Solar Turtle was recently announced the winner of the inaugural Nation Builder Social Innovation Challenge...

15 Jun 2018

Be the next change-maker with the Nation Builder Social Innovation Challenge
Be the next change-maker with the Nation Builder Social Innovation ChallengeArticle

The inaugural Nation Builder Social Innovation Challenge aims to identify and support South Africa's social entrepreneurs, with an opportunity to win a share of R150,000 seed capital...

Issued by Nation Builder 29 Mar 2018

LaunchLab invites entrepreneurs to pitch startup ideas
LaunchLab invites entrepreneurs to pitch startup ideasArticle

The Stellenbosch University LaunchLab is inviting entrepreneurs to pitch their startup business ideas in multiple industries and stand the chance to win incubation support to the value of R50,000...

23 Mar 2018

Attacq and LaunchLab Smart Cities Innovation winners
Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Challenge winners announcedArticle

The winners in the Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Challenge were recently announced, each receiving incubation support from the LaunchLab in addition to a share of R100,000 seed funding from Attacq...

16 Nov 2017

MySidekick shopping app launches across SA
MySidekick shopping app launches across SAArticle

South African startup MySidekick has launched its free Android-based shopping app across the country, offering users special deals from retailers such as Clicks, Dis-Chem and Volpes...

Tom Jackson 1 Nov 2017

Sugarbird Gin - infused with the spirit of entrepreneurship
Sugarbird Gin - infused with the spirit of entrepreneurshipArticle

The craft gin trend is on the rise with a staggering R700m contributed to the collective R19bn spirits industry in SA in 2015...

16 Oct 2017

Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Pitching Platform now open for 2017
Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Pitching Platform now open for 2017Article

Officially open for 2017, the Attacq Smart Cities Innovation Pitching Platform will showcase future-focused technologies that contribute to the ‘smart city' concept at Waterfall City...

21 Sep 2017

Mercedes-Benz puts innovation on the road with student, startup competition
Mercedes-Benz puts innovation on the road with student, startup competitionArticle

Mercedes-Benz South Africa, the LaunchLab and Startup Autobahn have launched the MBSA Innovation Challenge which calls on students and professionals and existing startups to pitch their innovative ideas around a set of challenges...

25 Aug 2017

#StartupStory: Spatialedge
#StartupStory: SpatialedgeArticle

In this week's #StartupStory, we chat to Retief Gerber, CEO of Spatialedge - a geospatial data insights and marketing company...

Ilse van den Berg 26 Jul 2017

Vineyard robot prototype
IGWS celebrates five years of innovation and collaborationArticle

Stellenbosch University's Institute for Grape and Wine Sciences is celebrating the success of its first five years. Success stories include...

9 Feb 2017

Fintech and Big Data Innovation Challenge winners announced
Fintech and Big Data Innovation Challenge winners announcedArticle

Over the past four months the LaunchLab, in partnership with Nedbank, ran an entrepreneurial challenge across partner university campuses in the Western Cape to unleash innovation in banking...

14 Dec 2016

From left Charl Cillie (SwiftPay), Jacobus Kriel (Grocer-E), Michael Clampett (ATTACQ Head of Asset Management), Werner Mostert (Spatial Edge), Brandon Pascal (LaunchLab’s Operational Manager), Courtney Bentley (Visibiliti Insight), Anneli Krige Nel (Slippy) and JD Naude (SwiftPay)
LaunchLab awards six innovative student entrepreneurs in retailArticle

The LaunchLab, a network of university campus-based business incubators, recently ran the Attacq Retail Innovation Challenge in Western Cape and Gauteng universities to test students' retail innovation...

22 Nov 2016

Investing in cultural transformation and innovation
Investing in cultural transformation and innovationArticle

Running integrated partnerships can drive collaboration, skills development and innovation at all levels...

Peter Alkema 11 Oct 2016

SA's anti-piracy startup Custos raises $420k from TIA
SA's anti-piracy startup Custos raises $420k from TIAArticle

Stellenbosch-based bitcoin bounty startup Custos Media Technologies has raised another round of funding, this time from South Africa's Technology Innovation Agency...

Tom Jackson 29 Aug 2016

L-R: Petrus Bosman, MD: Bosman Adama and Family Vineyards; Rita Andreas, chairperson: Adama Workers Trust; Phillip Marais, CEO: LaunchLab, Nikiwe Bikitsha, Paul Kim, CEO: Picsa; John Hardnek, farmworker representative and Ambani Ramaru, assistant director: DTI incubation support programme.
Front: Chris Wood, executive head: merging payments, strategy and regulatory at Nedbank.
Fintech savings solution for farmworkersArticle

What started out as a need to provide financial well-being to farmworkers has evolved into a fintech success story...

Nicci Botha 27 Jul 2016

MultiChoice Media Innovation Challenge winners ready for LaunchLab lift-off
MultiChoice Media Innovation Challenge winners ready for LaunchLab lift-offArticle

LaunchLab, a network of Stellenbosch University campus-based business incubators, in partnership with MultiChoice, ran an entrepreneurial challenge across its partner university campuses in the Western Cape to unleash innovation in media...

28 Jun 2016

LaunchLab's Ideas Programme winners
LaunchLab's Ideas Programme winnersArticle

The Nedbank Stellenbosch University LaunchLab concluded another successful Ideas Programme earlier this month, where eleven aspiring entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas to a panel of judges...

2 Jun 2016

Fund aims to sow and grow new university technologies
Fund aims to sow and grow new university technologiesArticle

Most universities start as teaching institutions, delivering graduates to society. After a number of years, the focus shifts to a more research-oriented approach and, apart from graduates, research papers became an important output of the institution...

Anita Nel 4 May 2016

Closing date for MultiChoice Media Breakthrough Innovation Challenge extended
Closing date for MultiChoice Media Breakthrough Innovation Challenge extendedArticle

The closing date for entries into MultiChoice Media Breakthrough Innovation Challenge has been extended to 28 and 29 April 2016 for venue recordings and 2 May 2016 for online submissions...

28 Apr 2016

Media innovation challenge offers R100,000 in seed funding and incubation support
Media innovation challenge offers R100,000 in seed funding and incubation supportArticle

The Nedbank Stellenbosch University LaunchLab Business Incubator and MultiChoice are looking for student and non-student entrepreneurs, as well as communities of innovative thinkers and creators, to participate in a Media Innovation Challenge...

23 Feb 2016

The Best of Biz 2015: CSI & Sustainability
The Best of Biz 2015: CSI & SustainabilityArticle

We've compiled a #BestofBiz 2015 list for all our industries, from articles with the most views, the most-read contributors to the press offices with the most hits.

15 Dec 2015

Launchlab's Ideas Programme supports entrepreneurial talent of caliber
Launchlab's Ideas Programme supports entrepreneurial talent of caliberArticle

Launchlab concluded another successful Ideas Programme with seventeen entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges and a live audience...

22 Oct 2015

Nedbank Stellenbosch University LaunchLab inaugurated as "a welcome initiative"
Nedbank Stellenbosch University LaunchLab inaugurated as "a welcome initiative"Article

"Big innovations come from real problems, of which we have many in South Africa. But how many academics think of the commercial applications of their research? We must keep our best minds here. That's why this is such a welcome initiative." - Helen Zille

3 Jun 2015

Uni-based pitching den open to all entrepreneurs
Uni-based pitching den open to all entrepreneursArticle

The LaunchLab Idea's Pitching Den, an innocuous platform for aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas and stand a chance of winning their share of R50,000, is held bi-annually at participating campuses in the Western Cape, namely SU, UWC and UCT...

14 Apr 2015

Deloitte Challenge winners announced
Deloitte Challenge winners announcedArticle

Two local entrepreneurs recently won the Deloitte Challenge at the LaunchLab Ideas programme, a Stellenbosch University initiative to drive entrepreneurial development.

3 Nov 2014

The LaunchLab offers R15,000 prize to course participant
The LaunchLab offers R15,000 prize to course participantArticle

The LaunchLab, based in Stellenbosch, is a mixed-use business incubator that supports local start-up businesses by offering programmes and workshops throughout the year that aim to empower entrepreneurs with the necessary skills and funding to accelerate their new business ventures.

10 Jul 2014

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