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.
V&A Waterfront and Philippi Hub
University of Cape Town and MTN Group
Twelve-week MBA elective course forming part of the innovation and entrepreneurship stream.READ MORE
E-Track is a three-part venture acceleration programme designed to support individuals or teams build scalable businesses.READ MORE
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.VIEW PROFILE
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.