SOLUTION SPACE

Equipping the next generation of leaders to build a better future.

The Solution Space at the UCT GSB is an ecosystem for early-stage start-ups and a research and development platform for corporates. The university's Vice Chancellors Strategic Award provided our initial capital and our founding partner, the MTN Group, continues to provide significant support. Our vision is to be known and recognised for pioneering ideas that impact and shape the future of the continent; our mission is to inspire, nurture and equip the next generation of leaders to build a better future. We believe that behind all great companies are reliable founders – so we support entrepreneurs to learn and grow, providing them with access to resources, corporate partners, mentors, advisory services, co-working space, speakers, and partnerships.

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ESTABLISHED

2014

LOCATIONS

V&A Waterfront and Philippi Hub

FOUNDING PARTNERS

University of Cape Town and MTN Group

RESEARCH AND TEACHING
MBA Innovation & Entrepreneurship Programme

Twelve-week MBA elective course forming part of the innovation and entrepreneurship stream.

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e-Track Programme

E-Track is a three-part venture acceleration programme designed to support individuals or teams build scalable businesses.

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International Immersion Programmes

Working with local and international partners and visiting universities to customise an appropriate programme for you.

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OUR PEOPLE

MEET THE DIRECTOR

MIKAEL SAMUELSSON

Mikael Samuelsson is the director of the Solution Space. His current research interests include start-up funding, with an emphasis on long-term effects of different types of funding and business incubation/acceleration in developed and developing countries.

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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP
COVID-19

COVID-19 could be a chance to rethink, disrupt and plan for the future of your business

While COVID-19 is expected to wreak havoc on the South African economy, the full extent of this is yet to be determined. But even in crisis, there are always opportunities for innovation.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Innovation partnerships to tackle youth development

The Bertha Centre at the UCT GSB and youth development lab Lucha Lunako have teamed up to find practical and actionable ways to get young South Africans economically active.

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