Our social entrepreneurship incubator covers current, industry-leading thinking in entrepreneurship, including Minimum Viable Products (MVPs), Lean Startups, and Design Thinking. This is a fast-paced, immersive experience of learning that requires participants who are driven, ambitious, and creative! Participants come away with MVPs, business plans, and–if they are very clever–seed money to develop their idea further!
"It gave us a lot of exposure to the intricacies of running a sustainable organisation. We also had an opportunity to observe the ways of people in villages.” 2019 participant
This will be a fast-paced and immersive experience. We’ll touch on the major processes and approaches that startups use to achieve success. Come with your own entrepreneurial ideas, or join a group with an idea you love.
This course includes an overnight field trip to an exciting local social enterprise working with farmers. Participants return energised and inspired! On the last morning of this course, participants pitch their startup ideas to a panel of venture capitalists, seeking real funding. Few high-school students have an opportunity like this!
You will walk away with a founding team, a business plan and an MVP that you can develop into a real startup – you might walk away with seed money and an advisory board.
Gomolemo is a Product designer by trade who recently founded TakeOn Design, a digital product design focused consultancy. He co-founded an NPO (WHI) to catalyse in the Healthcare sector, tackling the most urgent problems plaguing South Africa and Africa at large. His most recent study involved a diploma in UX design from General Assembly in San Francisco.
Priya has worked with social entrepreneurs across the country since obtaining her MSc in Project Management and Development in the UK and then working for the Ashoka Foundation. She played a leading role in the development and facilitation of Woodstock’s first Social Entrepreneurship programme in 2017.