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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

UCT GSB accelerator guides entrepreneurs through pandemic

Battered by COVID-19 lockdown, fledgeling entrepreneurs needed all the help they could get in 2020; the Solution Space at the UCT GSB quickly went online to make sure they were not left out in the cold.

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Posted on 15 December 2020 by Shiela Yabo
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Giving initiative a chance to grow

Running a profitable and sustainable business while also making a worthwhile social impact makes things extra tough for social entrepreneurs. These enterprises urgently need more formal support to help them continue doing the good work that they do.

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Posted on 16 November 2020 by Mignon Reyneke
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Turning a tech innovation into a viable business

Why do so many tech startups fail? Shiela Yabo, Programme Manager at the UCT GSB’s Solution Space, recently gave a presentation at the Africa Tech Festival, where she addressed this and other questions around launching a successful tech startup, particularly as a woman.

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Posted on 16 November 2020 by Shiela Yabo
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Reimagining the future of tourism

Having received a hammer blow from COVID-19, South Africa’ tourism sector needs to find innovative ways to bounce back.

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Posted on 22 October 2020 by Shiela Yabo
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Scholarship programme to foster a more just, inclusive and sustainable Africa

The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship aims to support a cohort of new leaders across the African continent with its scholarship programme, commencing in 2021.

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Posted on 20 October 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Funders are not seeing the big picture in South Africa

An award-winning case study on local digital animation filmmaker, Triggerfish, has highlighted the absurdity of lack of access to funding for SMEs operating in the creative space.

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Posted on 15 September 2020 by Mikael Samuelsson
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Reimagining the future of tourism post-COVID-19

The UCT GSB’s Solution Space recently hosted a virtual Future of Tourism Bootcamp where participants were given the opportunity to develop innovative solutions to solve challenges amplified by the Covid-19 pandemic within the tourism industry.

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Posted on 15 September 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

UCT GSB’s e-Track programme takes nine local start-ups to the next level

The latest e-Track programme, an initiative of the UCT GSB's Solution Space in partnership with the MTN Group, yields exceptional results as all participating teams progress to next phase.

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Posted on 7 September 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The reality of emerging market challenges for entrepreneurs

Growbox is the subject of a teaching case study by the UCT GSB's case writing centre. Its focus is on the reality of emerging market challenges for entrepreneurs in Cape Town

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Posted on 1 June 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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COVID-19

Video interview - How can Govt better support small businesses during COVID-19?

Dr Tim London interviewed UCT students and researchers, Zaakir Essa and Georgina Borros from Phaphama on their study of a particular group of small businesses that are facing real threats from the impacts of COVID-19.

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Posted on 22 April 2020 by UCT GSB Press Office
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COVID-19

How investors can support small businesses through the COVID-19 lockdown

For a small business, twenty-one days may be as long as it takes to close its doors forever. But investors might just have the tools to make sure that doesn’t happen.

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Posted on 2 April 2020 by Natasha Dinham
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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.

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Posted on 23 March 2020 by Mikael Samuelsson
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Debunking 4 common entrepreneurial myths

An award-winning teaching case by researchers from the UCT GSB shines a spotlight on what it takes for entrepreneurs to succeed in the competitive world of business.

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Posted on 1 October 2019 by Geoff Bick
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Unlocking the creative potential in Africans - Dr Puleng Makhoalibe (PhD)

Dr Puleng Makhoalibe is one of 20 women globally, selected to participate in the 2019 Women Leaders for the World (WLW) programme - and has been recognised as a global leader in the fields of creativity and innovation. Hers is an inspirational story that began at the UCT GSB.

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Posted on 22 July 2019 by UCT GSB Press Office
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Selling the Cape Town lifestyle in China - Grant Horsfield (MBA)

UCT GSB alumnus Grant Horsfield has built a rapidly expanding business in China that aims to provide a better lived environment - both at work and at play — and deliver a more balanced, sustainable and enjoyable lifestyle.

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Posted on 13 August 2018 by UCT GSB Press Office